Department of Music

The Department of Music provides a dynamic, intensive and supportive environment that nurtures students' talents as performers, music educators or scholars. Our conservatory-style program, within a liberal arts university, brings a diverse array of performance and academic opportunities. We offer a full curriculum of bachelor's and master's degree programs taught by more than 40 nationally and internationally recognized performers, conductors, composers, researchers and music educators.

Performance majors enjoy vibrant careers as composers, performers in Broadway shows, members of major orchestras and opera companies, and as music scholars and researchers.

The Department of Music offers a variety of public performance opportunities to showcase students' skills and talents, including solo student recitals, workshops, master classes and concerts both on campus and at major concert halls in New York City and abroad. Membership in a major performing organization (Chorus, Orchestra, and Wind Symphony) is required for all undergraduate Music majors and graduate students in the M.A. (Performance) concentration throughout their tenure at LIU Post. In addition, all instrumental performance and instrumental music education majors are required to sing in the chorus for one year. All music majors are also required to attend at least three Department of Music concerts/recitals per semester.

You can find out more about the LIU Post Department of Music in the LIU Post Undergraduate Bulletin.

Department Events Calendar

Spend a Day with a Music Major

Music Audition

Music Faculty

Undergraduate Programs Graduate Programs
B.M. in Music Education M.A. in Music (History & Literature)
B.S. in Music M.A. in Music (Performance)
M.A. in Music (Theory & Composition)
M.S. in Music Education

Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Audition Days

As a prospective undergraduate music major, you may compete through audition for performance awards.

Upcoming Audition Days
The next Department Audition Days are: Sunday, October 29, 2017; Saturday, January 20, 2018 and Saturday, February 3, 2018. To schedule an individual audition please call 516-299-2475 or e-mail us at



Music students practice their sound as members of over 15 performing music ensembles ranging from pep band to full wind symphony.



College of Arts, Communications & Design
Steven Breese, Dean