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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.


Fay VictorThe Music Program presents the Spring 2015 Jazz Clinics. The jazz clinic series at LIU Brooklyn features established and emerging musicians who are recognized in their fields, and who have made a commitment to teaching as well as performing. Our series provides our students the unique opportunity to work side by side with these top professionals, and to learn from their years of performing experience and teaching methodology.  All clinics are free and open to the public! Jazz clinics are hosted in the evenings from 4:00-6:00pm in the Barbara Elliott Performing Arts Studio, Humanities Building Room H-106. Please contact Christina Sutton at for more information.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Francisco Mora Catlett, drummer and composer
Roman Diaz, percussionist
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Fay Victor, vocalist, lyricist, composer and educator

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.
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 please submit the reservation form 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, May 6 at 7pm and Thursday, May 7 at 1pm in the Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts. All shows are free and open to the public.