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You can choose from an assortment of undergraduate concentrations and graduate degrees, or add one of several minors.

At Hofstra

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.

Your Future

Career Potential

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.

About the Department

The Hofstra Percussion Ensemble spent the year in remote masterclasses before eventually rehearsing their chamber music in-person. As a long-term project they also recorded and made a video of Andy Akiho’s Karakurenai over the course of the entire school year.  The music was arranged and produced by rising senior, Kailey Tenn (Music Business 2022), and the video was shot and edited by Hofstra Percussion Ensemble Director, Sean Ritenauer.  The video features a rap performance by David Ferris (Music Business, 2022) and a saxophone performance by Georgia Shehas (Music Education, 2024). 

Learn More About the Department

Contact the Department

Our Office

Department of Music
101 Shapiro Family Hall
Phone: 516-463-5490
Fax: 516-463-6393

Department Chair

Philip Stoecker
105 Shapiro Family Hall

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