Music Therapy Admissions and Auditions

Prospective Master of Science in music therapy students must first apply to Molloy College, which features an on-campus clinic and DIR Floortime.  An interview and audition are required. We will contact you to schedule that once your materials are processed.

For music psychotherapy students whose native language is not English the TOEFL exam will be required, with a minimum score of 500. If an international student lives locally, they can sit for our Michigan test which is administered here on campus in Rockville Centre. The students will be tested on the English language competency and must score a 90 percent to pass.

International Student Admissions Contact
Michael Battle


All Master of Science in music therapy applicants, regardless of the program of interest, must audition. Applicants will be required to:

  • Perform at least two contrasting works on a major instrument
  • Perform at two songs on guitar and two songs on piano from our list of suggested songs. Here is the list. 
  • Scales: major, melodic minor and harmonic minor
  • Sight read and sight sing

Prospective Master of Science in music therapy graduate students who submit complete application materials - application, goal statement, official transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation - by February 1 and who meet the admissions criteria will be contacted by the music department and invited to schedule an audition on one of the dates below. Master of Science in music therapy applicants whose materials are received after February 1 are not guaranteed an audition.

 2016 Audition Schedule:

  • Saturday, February 27
  • Friday, March 4
  • Friday, March 11

At the audition, you will be asked to perform two contrasting pieces on your primary instrument.  In addition, we require demonstration of basic proficiency on piano and guitar through accompanying yourself singing two songs on each. Here is our song list. You will also be asked to sight read on piano and sight sing.  There will be a brief interview and you will be asked to answer a written essay question. If you require an accompanist, please let us know when we schedule your audition. We will need a copy of your music in advance.

Need more information? Contact:
Coleen Petersen, Administrative Assistant, 516.323.3320
Lora Heller, Special Projects Coordinator,  516.323.3336

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Music Therapy
1000 Hempstead Avenue Wilbur Arts Center, W021 Rockville Centre, New York 11571-5002