Hofstra University's Department of Music prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and performance experience required to succeed in today's competitive musical environment. When your campus is just a short train ride from New York City, the opportunities for exciting internships, networking, and experiential learning programs are endless.
About the Department
In the Classroom
You can choose from an assortment of undergraduate concentrations and graduate degrees, or add one of several minors.
The Student Experience
As a student in the Department of Music, you'll have access to the resources and opportunities you need to enhance and extend your education.
Hofstra music majors graduate with a combination of classroom instruction and professional experiences that is highly regarded in today's competitive job market.
In the Classroom
Learn from the Experts
Our professors are award-winning, active teacher-performers. You may have seen them perform at Birdland, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall, Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Opera, on Broadway, and stages around the world. And the coordinator of our music business program is a record label veteran credited with discovering and signing Grammy Award-winning artist John Legend.
Current Student Resources
More About the Department
Billboard magazine recognized Hofstra University’s Music Business program in its 2022 roundup of the “Best Music Business Schools” in the U.S. This is the fourth time since 2016 that Music Business at Hofstra has been recognized by Billboard’s roundup of top programs.
Department of Music
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