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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

Auditions are held in the LIU Post Fine Arts Center. You can register to audition by completing the online Audition Registration Form at You can also register by phone at 516-299-2475.


Professional attire is expected.


  • 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


  • 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.