We are devastated to learn of the passing of an artist we helped over the past several years, Erica Hoffman. As anyone that knew her would tell you, she was truly a light in her community and was a fighter to the very end. She will be greatly missed. Her family is asking for donations to the Erica Hoffman Memorial Fund in lieu of flowers to help cover funeral costs and her remaining medical bills.
Erica Hoffman was an effervescent young vocal coach and a singer-songwriter, as well as an experienced performer and worship leader. As a coach at Jan Smith Studios in Atlanta, GA, Erica’s passion was helping artists discover their musical identity, both through the development of each artist’s individual voice, and in helping them find their unique creative thumbprint within their original compositions.
Erica’s love of music infused all that she did. Beginning with piano lessons at the age of eight, she took up singing and vocal training after being inspired by the engaging performances of Lauryn Hill. Erica trained with a voice coach as a teenager, and with later classical training found her sweet, clear soprano voice. As a high school senior, she won the Pinellas County Opera League scholarship and went on to pursue her musical education at Florida State University as a vocal performance major. Moved by the heart and passion she found singing in the soulful FSU Gospel Choir, Erica began writing her own music as well.
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