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Preparatory Music at Holy Names

Therese-Cecile Murphy Endowment Fund

Therese-Cecile Murphy Endowment Fund

To ensure another 50 years and more, please join us in creating our Sister Therese-Cecile Murphy Endowment Fund.

Gail Needleman Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Gail Needleman Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

HNU Lecturer in Music Gail Needleman ’98 MM has received the Organization of American Kodály Educators’ Lifetime Achievement Award...

Kodály Center Awarded Library of Congress Grant

Kodály Center Awarded Library of Congress Grant

Holy Names University faculty members Anne Laskey and Gail Needleman and HNU’s Kodály Center for Music Education have received a Teaching with...

Grace Curcio

“I studied music at the Preparatory Music Department, and along the way, my dedicated teachers taught me how to live a full, happy life. To this day I enjoy close friendships with my childhood duet partners and former teachers. The valuable lessons I learned at PMD- both musical and beyond – continue to enhance all areas of my life.”

Grace Curcio / Alumni
Colleen Moore

“The musical education I received at the Preparatory Music Department continues to enrich my life every day. I hold dear to my heart the incredible faculty members, wonderful musical performances, and lifelong friends I made at PMD.”

Colleen Moore / Alumni

“This ensemble class was important to me as a musician and as a person, because I not only improved as a pianist, but I also made many friends and learned valuable skills that I could use in other places than music, such as working with other people. I feel very grateful that I had the opportunity to use the Clavinovas for piano ensemble, and I really hope that other musicians can use them and benefit the same way I did.”

Michelle / Student
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