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Auditions For Admissions

An audition is required for those candidates pursuing the M.A. in Music with a Concentration in Performance. Audition dates are available on the Department of Music home page. Alternate dates can be made by appointment. Call 516-299-2475 or e-mail post-music@liu.edu.

Auditions are held in the LIU Post Fine Arts Center. You can register to audition by completing the online Audition Registration Form at http://www2.liu.edu/~svpa/music/auditionForm.php. You can also register by phone at 516-299-2475.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Professional attire is expected.

FOR INSTRUMENTALISTS

  • Two pieces of contrasting styles. These could be two complete pieces or individual movements from two different works.
  • Major scales
  • Sight-reading

Percussionists: Audition repertoire should include: (1) advanced snare drum solo; (2) two-mallet keyboard piece (marimba, xylophone, or vibraphone); (3) two-drum timpani piece

FOR VOCALISTS

  • Two pieces of contrasting styles. One selection must be in a language other than English. The other classical selection may be in English if desired.
  • Exploration of vocal range and aural abilities.
  • An accompanist will be provided if you require one, or you may bring your own accompanist if you wish.