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Music Programs


  • This degree offers a broad-based program, with fewer major hours and more Liberal Arts elective hours.
  • Performance Concentration
    Music Performance provides a solid foundation for a career in the art of music. The program of study focuses on a core of substantial training and experience in the chosen performance medium.
  • Music Business Concentration
    Music Business prepares student musicians for careers in publishing, recording, sales, management, manufacturing, distribution, marketing and the many other fields that make up the music business.
  • Theory/Composition Concentration
    Prepares student musicians for advanced study leading to careers in music theory, composition or other allied areas of music.
  • Jazz & Commercial Music Concentration
    This concentration provides a musical environment that helps prepare students for a performing career in today’s diverse world of professional music. It builds knowledge of composition, arranging, improvisation, technology, history and business.
  • Music History and Literature Concentration
    Courses in historical musical topics, with emphasis on bibliography and research techniques, provide a foundation for graduate study leading to careers in musicology, musical criticism, and music librarianship.

Degree Requirements

View the "Four-Year Plans" below, which are also available from your advisor and the Music Office (101NAB):


These graduate programs and courses are offered by the Long Island, New York campus of Hofstra University.

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