Exceptional musicians - Exceptional teachers
Our focus on pedagogy is what makes HNU’s master of music programs unique.
While other programs are performance based, ours is dedicated to preparing students as both outstanding musicians and teachers. We offer the rare opportunity to refine your musicianship and build your pedagogical skills under the close guidance of internationally recognized faculty.
Learn more about the admissions process, courses, schedules and faculty, or contact us.
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MM (Kodaly Schedule) 2019-2020
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Fellowships and Scholarships
The Logan Scholarship - a commitment to public school education.
- New music education students intending to teach in a public school setting are eligible for a 50% tuition scholarship.
- In 2019-2020, two 75% Logan Scholarships are available for exceptional musicians and educators.
Inquire here to learn more about the application process.
The Curriculum - a balance of practice and pedagogy.
- Students follow an individually tailored course of study, and perform and learn in a collaborative, noncompetitive environment.
- The core curriculum of all graduate music degrees focuses on musicianship, conducting, and music literature.
- Through a supervised two-semester practicum, students gain teaching experience under the direction of master teachers.
- Most music courses take place during weekdays, though some performances occur in the evenings or on weekends.
- The San Francisco Bay Area offers a wealth of performance opportunities for graduate students, alumni and faculty.
- Click here to view learning outcomes for this program.
Our faculty are renowned performers and teachers who are dedicated to working closely with students.
HNU graduate music faculty are internationally and locally renowned and includes visiting professors from the Liszt Academy in Hungary.
MM (Music Education with Kodály Emphasis)
Holy Names University is internationally respected as one of the most prominent Kodály music training institutions in North America. The Kodály method is gaining worldwide attention as a uniquely effective approach to teaching music. Our graduates are in high demand as teachers, choral directors and researchers, both locally and abroad.
MM (Vocal Pedagogy)
The Master of Music (Vocal Pedagogy) is the only one of its kind on the US West Coast.
Receive voice lessons and conduct supervised practium to develop both your performance and teaching skills.
*MM Vocal Pedagogy Program availability subject to a minimum cohort of 10 students.
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