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Audition Requirements

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BEFORE THE AUDITION

Students interested in pursuing Music as a major at LIU Brooklyn must meet the academic requirements set by the Office of Admissions and are required to audition for the music program faculty. 

Auditions are held at the Brooklyn campus in the fall and spring. For those students who live outside the New York City a CD recording of the required repertoire may be submitted.

Please complete the official University application prior to audition. The application form can be accessed online at: liu.edu/brooklyn/apply.

Additionally, we ask that you complete the Music Program’s Audition Reservation Form which can be accessed here: Download the form. Please email completed form to danielle.mebert@liu.edu or return it via postal mail to Danielle Mebert, LIU Brooklyn, 1 University Plaza, H423, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

Official transcripts from all high schools and colleges attended must be sent to the Office of Admissions. Please do this immediately after submitting your application and send to: Office Of Admission Undergraduate Admissions 1 University Plaza Brooklyn NY, 11201

AT THE AUDITION

  • Three memorized songs of contrasting style/tempo For example: classical, standards, jazz, or selections from The American Popular Songbook
  • For placement purposes, a theory and sight reading quiz will be given.

Please bring the following to your audition:

  • Sheet music of each of the pieces you will be playing or singing, in the key in which you will be performing them (so that a pianist may accompany you);
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  • CD accompaniment
  • All equipment necessary for you to perform, including: 1) Quarter inch cable (for electric instruments needing to be amplified) 2. Mouthpieces and reeds (for brass and woodwind instruments) 3. Strings and picks (for guitars and stringed instruments) 4. Drum sticks and brushes (for drummers and percussionists)

AFTER THE AUDITION

You will receive a letter from the Music Program regarding the results of your audition within four weeks of your audition date.

Please note that official acceptance to the University is determined by the Office of Admissions and is based on your academic record and the recommendation of the music faculty. You will receive an official letter from the Office of Admissions within six weeks of your audition date. If you do not receive an official letter from Admissions within 6 weeks of your audition date, please contact Danielle Mebert, the Assistant Director of Recruitment and Outreach, at 718-488-1084.

Upon entering the Music Program as an incoming student, a placement exam is required prior to registration (unless you have college credit in English and Math). For more information regarding testing and exemptions, please visit the Testing Center.

Should you have any questions or wish to schedule an audition, please contact Dr. Gloria Cooper, Music Program Coordinator, at 718-488-1450 or gloria.cooper@liu.edu.