Department of Music
101 New Academic Building
Phone: (516) 463-5490
Fax: (516) 463-6393
Professor Nathalie Robinson
101B New Academic Building
Phone: (516) 463-4514
Fax: (516) 463-6393
Welcome to the Department of Music
Hofstra's Department of Music offers various highly diversified programs designed to prepare students with the comprehensive knowledge and skills required to succeed in today's musical environment. The key to this success is a liberal arts education that includes a solid foundation in practical performance skills combined with a comprehensive understanding of music theory and history.
We offer undergraduate programs leading to a B.S. in Music with a concentration in Music Education, Music Merchandising, Jazz and Commercial Music, Music Performance (vocal and instrumental), Music Theory and Composition, and Music History and Literature, and a general B.A. in Music; information on auditions for undergraduate admission can be found here. We also offer graduate programs leading to an M.S. in Music Education, an M.A. in Music Education, and an M.A. in Conducting. For more information on Graduate Programs in Music, please contact Dr. Nathalie Robinson.
Our accomplished faculty represent diverse areas of specialization, bringing a wide variety of professional backgrounds and experience to bear in their teaching. Our Composition faculty includes members who have won Emmy and Academy Awards, National Opera Association Awards, and other professional recognition for their film scores, operas, and other compositions, and have had works performed by such renown ensembles as the New York City Opera, The American Chamber Ensemble, The Jupiter Symphony, and others; our Jazz faculty includes performers and arrangers of international repute who have performed and recorded with such notables as Woody Herman, Dizzy Gillespie, Artie Shaw, Stan Getz and others, and have performed in the pit orchestras of many of Broadway's top shows; our Ensemble Directors include faculty who have appeared as Guest Conductors, Clinicians, and Workshop Directors with professional ensembles, at festivals, schools and other events throughout the world; our Music History and Theory faculty have had research published in many prestigious books and journals, such as the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Music Theory Spectrum, The American Journal of Semiotics, The Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society, Studien zur Musikwissenschaft, and Theory and Practice, and have served as officers of major national and regional societies; and our Performance faculty consists of working professional musicians who are continuously active as performers on the New York musical scene.
Every year thousands of students choose to become a part of the Hofstra Family. Take a look around to see what the Department of Music at Hofstra University has to offer you!