Who We Are

About Our Students

Hoff-Barthelson Music School students regularly hold seats in All-County, Area All-State and All-State music ensembles and the New York Youth Symphony. They receive scholarships, competition awards, and opportunities to perform at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Merkin Recital Hall and Steinway Hall.

Hoff-Barthelson Music School College Destinations

Hoff-Barthelson Music School graduates regularly attend college and university music programs that include: Berklee College of Music • Boyer College of Music, Temple University • Bucknell University • Ithaca College • Jacob School of Music, Indiana University • Lamont School of Music • Mannes College of Music
Manhattan School of Music • Miami University of Ohio: School of Creative Arts • New York University, Steinhardt School of Music • Oberlin Conservatory • Peabody Conservatory • Skidmore College • The Juilliard School • The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music • University of the Arts, Philadelphia • University of Denver • University of Massachusetts, Amherst School of Music • University of Michigan, School of Music, Theatre & Dance • Yale School of Music

And in addition gain admittance to schools that include: American University • Amherst College • Bard College • Barnard College • Carleton College • Carnegie Mellon University • Clark University • Columbia University • Cornell University • Dartmouth College • Duke University • Harvard University • Haverford College • Ithaca College • Kenyon College • Massachusetts Institute of Technology • Middlebury College
Northwestern University • Occidental College • Princeton University • Rice College • Smith College
Stanford University • UC Berkeley • University of Chicago • University of Michigan • Vassar College
Wesleyan College • Yale University

Hoff-Barthelson Music School Student Achievements

Hoff-Barthelson students often achieve first, second or third place victories in the: Associated Music Teacher League of New York Competition • Chaminade Music Club Competition • Ensemble Du Monde Concerto Competition • Hudson Valley Music Club Student Competition Awards • Music Teachers Council of Westchester Scholarship Competition • New York State Music Teachers Association • Piano Teachers Congress Incentive Competition

Other competitions in which Hoff-Barthelson students have achieved distinction include: ASCAP Young Composer Award • American Association for Development of the Gifted and Talented (AADGT) Passion of Music • Chamber Music Foundation of New England Competition • Downbeat Student Music Awards
International Concert Alliance Piano Competition • The Jerome Sala Wind Competition at Lehman College
Northeastern Traditional Irish Music Fleadh • OCA Rising Stars • YoungARTS Week: the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts

HBMS Students and the New York Youth Symphony

The New York Youth Symphony was founded in 1963 as a full symphonic orchestra to showcase the metropolitan area’s most gifted musicians from the ages of 12-22. It continues to educate and inspire young musicians through exceptional ensemble training and performance opportunities. Hoff-Barthelson Music School is proud that its students have been accepted into and consistently held chairs, including Concertmaster, Principal Cello and Principal Second Violin, in this illustrious ensemble.