About David Hoffman

David Hoffman is an extremely versatile and eager composer, vocalist, drummer, and producer with a background in Rock, Classical, Rnb/Hip-hop and Film music. He uses key elements from a vast array of genres to create an innovative and unique sound in his scores.

 

Born and raised in a creative family in New York City , David began writing and playing music at a very young age. Growing up to the sounds of the Beatles, Pink Floyd and Earth Wind & Fire helped spark his initial love for music. The immense pool of culture and diversity that surrounded him inspired his eyes and ears to look beyond for more expansive influences and approaches. David's roots of singing and drumming were eventually not enough to express his creativity, so he quickly turned to production, as well as picking up other instruments such as bass and piano to  further his musical aspirations.

 

David eventually went on to study classical voice at Fiorello H. Laguardia High School for Performing Arts, as well as attending a summer music intensive at the Aaron Copland School of Music where he received rigorous conservatory level training and was introduced to the orchestra. He quickly found a passion for the sound and dynamic of working with and writing for both small and large ensembles. During his final year of high school, David received the BMI Zavin Award for Gifted Young Composers, which granted him a scholarship. He combined his extensive love for music with his unequivocal love for film and film composers, some of his favorites including John Williams and Bernard Hermann. Thus began his venture into the world of scoring for film. 

 

David is close to completing his Bachelors in Music for Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music in Boston. During his program he has worked on multiple projects, such as composing the music for The Magic Show, a short film by independent LA based director Ryan Lutz, and Convictions, a student film directed by Anna Engel. He also composed the music for a play titled The Tickle Monster, written by Clint Lee and Chinda Eleonu,

and briefly assisted in writing under the NYC based composer Bruno Duprat. David is currently working on other upcoming projects.