Department of Music Auditions

Incoming freshmen must have a solid B average (3.0 or 82-85 grade point average) and an average SAT score of 1000 (Critical Reading and Math combined) or ACT Composite of 20 or above.

Transfer students must have completed more than 24 college credits. A minimum college G.P.A. of 2.0 is required for application review. If you have completed fewer than 24 credits, you must also submit high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores.

For admission to the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Music programs, evidence of prior music training experience and musical aptitude is expected. Auditions and placement exams are required for all programs. Deficiencies discovered through the placement exam may require remedial coursework. Please call the Department of Music at 516-299-2474 to schedule an audition at one of our audition days, or to make an appointment for an alternate date. Acceptance into the music program is also contingent upon acceptance to LIU Post. See Admissions for more information.


As a prospective undergraduate music major, you may compete through audition for performance awards ranging from $4,000 to $20,000 over four years. These awards are given on the basis of musical talent and promise, regardless of financial need.

The next Department Audition Days are:
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Saturday, February 3, 2018

To schedule an individual audition please call 516-299-2475 or e-mail us at

Auditions will be held in the LIU Post Fine Arts Center. Here are directions to the campus and a campus map.


Professional attire is expected.

For Instrumentalists
  • Two pieces of contrasting styles. Should be one movement from two different works
  • Major scales
  • Sight-reading

Percussionists: Audition repertoire should include: (1) advanced snare drum solo; (2) 2 mallet keyboard piece (marimba, xylophone, or vibraphone); (3) 2 drum timpani piece.

For Vocalists:
  • 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, or another foreign language.
  • Exploration of vocal range and aural abilities
Placement Exams:

Along with the performance audition, evaluations in pitch perception, sight-singing, and music theory are required to be taken the same day as the audition.

An accompanist will be provided if you require one, or you may bring your own accompanist if you wish.

For more information or to schedule an audition, please call 516-299-2475 or e-mail


College of Arts, Communications & Design
Christine Kerr, Ph.D.
Acting Dean and Professor

Moreen Mitchell, J.D.
Assistant Dean