Admissions and Auditions
Prospective music students must first apply to Molloy College. An interview, an audition and a theory placement examination are required of all prospective music majors, music therapy majors and music education majors.
For 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. The students will be tested on the English language competency and must score a 90% to pass.
International Student Admissions Contact
All 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 least one song on guitar and one on piano from our list of suggested songs. Here is the list.
- Scales: major, melodic minor and harmonic minor
- Sight read and sight sing
- Take a theory placement exam
Prospective graduate students who submit complete application materials - application, goal statement, official transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation - by February 15 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. Applicants whose materials are received after February 15 are not guaranteed an audition.
2014 Audition Schedule:
- Friday, February 28
- Saturday, March 1
- Monday, March 3
- Friday, March 7
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.
For more information contact:
Coleen Petersen, Administrative Assistant, 516.323.3320
Lora Heller, Special Projects Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.