As a radio broadcaster Hoffman's work was extensive: he hosted NPR's "Performance Today" show for 13 years, before joining "Morning Edition" in 2002. He is the author of The NPR Classical Music Companion, which has been printed in ten different editions.
Hoffman was also well known for his regular segment on South Carolina Public Radio. Titled "A Minute With Miles", the longstanding segment challenged Hoffman to distill his pithy observations about the music world into just sixty seconds.
He was also a respected pedagogue and held a position as the Dean of the Petrie School of Music at Converse University — as well as being an Associate Professor of Viola and Chamber Music. In addition, he served as the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Chamber Music at the Schwob School of Music in Columbus, Georgia.
Hoffman received an honorary doctorate from the Centenary College of Louisiana in 2003.
Our condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues.