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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.


The next scheduled Department Audition Days will be announced soon.

Alternate dates by appointment. Call 516-299-2475 or contact us through e-mail at

Auditions will be held in the LIU Post Fine Arts Center. Here are directions to the campus and a campus map.


Professional attire is expected.


  • Two pieces of contrasting styles. These could be two complete pieces or individual movements from two different works.
  • 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


  • 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.