B.F.A in Music Technology, Entrepreneurship & Production
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Technology, Entrepreneurship & Production (MTEP) is designed to provide professional training for students who aim to succeed as creative entrepreneurs in the music industry. The program features a practical teaching and learning approach grounded in the real world of music production and marketing, and follows a learning community/cohort model that places peer collaboration and interdisciplinarity at the center of the educational experience.
Comprising courses from the Schools of Performing Arts; Visual Arts, Communications, and Digital Technologies; Business; and the College of Liberal Arts, the MTEP curriculum ensures that students develop facility with a variety of technologies designed to create, produce, distribute, and promote music.
As a student in this program, you will work with professionals in the music industry through internships and guest artist residencies as well as projects associated with Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, the T. Denny Sanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute, and local recording studios.
Qualities that Set Our Program Apart
You will work with some of the most talented and successful musicians and teachers in the New York metro area. Our faculty members are active musicians and teachers, and they represent some of the most cutting-edge and high profile people in the profession.
Our proximity to New York City and connection to Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post will give you direct access to a wide variety of outstanding professional music-making in the form of concerts, workshops, master classes and collaborative projects. Recent musical artists who have worked with our students include: the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Chanticleer Choral Ensemble, Shanghai String Quartet, Bobby McFerrin, United States "President's Own" Marine Band, New York Voices, United States Air Force Band, guitarist David Leisner, flutist Sir James Galway, jazz artist Paquito D'Rivera, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
You will have an opportunity to make music as a soloist, chamber musician and large ensemble member both on campus, and as part of our domestic and international touring program.
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 GPA 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 Fine Arts program, evidence of prior music training experience and suitable music aptitude are expected. Auditions and placement exams are required for all programs. Deficiencies discovered through the placement exams 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 the Freshman (www.liu.edu/post/freshman) or Transfer (www.liu.edu/post/transfer) admissions websites for more information.
Auditions for Admission
As a prospective undergraduate music major, you may compete through audition for performance awards.
Audition Days will be posted on the university's website and in routinely updated print media. Alternate dates by appointment.
Auditions will be held in the LIU Post Fine Arts Center. You can register to audition by completing the online Audition Registration Form at www.liu.edu/post/music. To register by phone or schedule an appointment for an alternate date, call 516-299-2474 or contact us through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professional attire is expected.
It is recommended that you seek the counsel of your musical mentor or private instructor when selecting your audition pieces. Below please find guidelines to assist your selection:
A song from a well-known artist or band (any style)
A transcription of a well-known artist's solo
A composition from the instrumental/voice repertoire such as a movement, sonata, concerto, or etude
A standard or jazz tune with your own improvisation
In addition to one selection from the list above, aspiring songwriters and composers may choose to play an original piece that features your individual style. Neither piece should exceed three minutes in length, for a total of no more than six minutes.
Accompanist: An accompanist will be provided. You may, however, provide your own accompanist or MP3 player if you require accompaniment for your prepared piece, particularly if the accompaniment is not notated. If you are playing to a track, please use a standard play-along/music-minus-one or karaoke track so that you are not playing your part along with the same part on the recording.
Placement Exams: The audition day includes evaluations in music aptitude, sight-singing, and music theory in addition to the performance audition. Deficiencies discovered through the placement exams may require remedial coursework.
B.F.A in Music Technology, Entrepreneurship & Production Thematic Core Requirements
In addition to all major requirements, students pursuing the B.F.A. in Music Technology, Entrepreneurship & Production must satisfy all thematic core curriculum requirements as follows: