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Music Program

Versatility is the hallmark of the undergraduate music degree programs at LIU Brooklyn. As a music major, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from a diverse group of professional musicians who live, work, and perform in New York City and the surrounding area – the entertainment and music mecca of the world. Students may choose from a major in classically oriented traditional music or jazz. You can also tailor your course of study to include other concentrations such as media arts, education, or business. In all programs, a strong academic foundation is provided by the diverse core curriculum of LIU Brooklyn.


Aruan OrtizisThe Music Program presents the Fall 2014 Jazz Clinic. Join us for an evening with Aruán Ortiz on Tuesday, October 7th 4-6pm. Aruán Ortizis a pianist, an award-winning composer, and a solid producer and educator from Santiago de Cuba. All clinics are free and open to the public! Please contact Christina Sutton at for more information. .

LIU Brooklyn Music in the News

Sam NewsomeThe New York Times hails Professor Newsome's The Art of the Soprano, Vol. 1, "a methodical and beautiful record, full of personality, peculiarity and calm, rich sound.



Discover your full potential with a music degree from LIU Brooklyn. Auditions are being held Friday, February 20, 2015. Reservations are required. (Auditions on Friday, November 14, 2014 have been cancelled.)
During your audition, you will be asked to perform and complete the following:
- Three memorized songs of contrasting style and tempo
- A brief theory quiz for placement
- Sight reading and scales

To schedule an audition or for information about a video audition, contact Christina Sutton at 718-488-1084 or


Join the Music Program for two days of music on Wednesday, December 10 at 7pm and Thursday, December 11 at 1pm in Kumble Theatre for the Performing Arts. All shows are free and open to the public.