Michael Hoffman has been principal trombone with Pacific Symphony since 1989. He has performed in a variety of ensembles including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Opera, the Peter Britt Festival and Niobe Brass. He can also be heard on many movie soundtracks including Hook, Far and Away, Jurassic Park, Lost World, Titanic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Down With Love, Sea Biscuit, Hidalgo, and King Kong. Hoffman is very active with Pacific Symphony's nationally acclaimed Class Act program, and has enjoyed working with many elementary schools as a band director and adopted musician. He finds great satisfaction in contributing to the very important and worthwhile goal of developing future audiences.