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Holy Names University

Department of Music

Oakland, CA

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Holy Names University

Overview

Holy Names University / Department of Music is located in Oakland, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Certificate) Kodaly
Master of Music (MM) Music education with Kodaly emphasis
Master of Music (MM) Piano pedagogy
Master of Music (MM) Vocal pedagogy

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4
Other Advanced Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required
Recital

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

10
Applied
6
Accepted
4
Enrolled
60%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline August 1st July 15th Yes
Spring deadline December 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Audition; minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.6 overall, 3.0 in major

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 2
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

15
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 6.67%
White or Caucasian 53%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 13.33%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 6.67%
Two or more races 6.67%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (26%)
Female (73%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Performance practice with special interest in Baroque, Romantic, and twentieth-century instrumental and vocal music; choral pedagogy; Hungarian music education
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 3500 Mountain Boulevard
Oakland, CA  94619-1699
United States
Contact Dr. Steven Hofer
Chair of Music Department
Email: hofer@hnu.edu
Phone: 510-436-1244

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