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Welcome to Hofstra's Music Education Programs

Hofstra's Music Education Programs offers various highly diversified programs designed to prepare students with the comprehensive knowledge and skills required to succeed in today's schools.

We offer the following undergraduate and graduate programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S. Ed.) in Music Education: 129-credits
  • Master of Science in Education (M.S. Ed.) in Music Education: 38-credits
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Music Education: 33-credits
  • Music Education Certificate: 26-credits

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 which Music Education Program is right for you!