Our purpose is to advance Zoltán Kodály’s vision of music for all, providing accessible and inclusive quality music education, for diverse communities and cultures.
Holy Names University enjoys an international reputation as one of the major centers in North America for Kodály music training. The first institution of higher learning to grant an advanced degree in music education with Kodály emphasis, Holy Names University has maintained an internationally renowned faculty in its program for over thirty years. Students come from throughout the Americas and the Pacific Rim to study with Hungarian master teachers and distinguished American and international faculty to develop their own musicianship while learning how to teach. An integrated, rigorous and practical curriculum, a supportive atmosphere, and a high standard of excellence are hallmarks of the program.