LIU Post

Auditions for the Department of Music

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 LIU Post Department of Music Audition Days for Fall 2016 entry are scheduled for Saturday, January 9, 2016 and Saturday, February 27, 2016.

Alternate dates by appointment. Call 516-299-2475 or contact us through e-mail at

You can register to audition by completing this online Audition Registration Form. You can also register by phone at 516-299-2475 or by mailing this printable version of the registration form.


Professional attire is expected.

For Instrumentalists

  1. Two pieces of contrasting styles. These could be two complete pieces or individual movements from two different works
  2. Major scales
  3. Sight-reading

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

For Vocalists

  1. 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
  2. Exploration of vocal range and aural abilities

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.