Music Therapy Admissions and Auditions

Prospective Master of Science in music therapy students must first apply to Molloy College. Once Admissions processes your application materials, due byFebruary 15, your complete file will be sent to the Music Department.  An interview and audition are required. We will contact you to schedule that once your materials are processed. 

For prospective 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 516.323.4011

2018 Audition Dates

  • Friday, February 23, 2018 (Rockville Centre Campus)
  • Saturday, February 24, 2018 (Molloy/CAP21 Manhattan Center at 50 Broadway, New York City)
  • Friday, March 2, 2018 (Rockville Centre Campus)


Qualified applicants will be required to perform two contrasting pieces on your primary instrument.  If you require an accompanist, please let us know when we schedule your audition. We will need a copy of your music in advance.

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 to determine your maturity and readiness for a music-centered psychodynamic program.  You will also be asked to answer a written essay question.

Repertoire choices for the audition should be in sheet music form (memorized if possible, especially for vocalists). Please bring an additional copy for the audition panel. We would like to hear at least one classical piece if possible.

Prior musical training and performance experience is required and expected of all incoming music majors.

Demonstrated ability in the following competencies is required:

Musical Literacy: Reading musical notation with accuracy and fluidity.

Musical Aptitude: Performing with quality tone, technique, and musical expression.

Foundational Piano: Locating pitches on the keyboard that accurately correspond to sheet music in treble and bass clef. Basic accompaniment and sight reading musical example with accuracy in treble and bass clef.

Functional Guitar: Basic accompaniment with accuracy and fluidity.

Aural Skills: Matching pitches provided with one's voice. Sight singing musical examples with accuracy in treble and bass clef.

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

Contact Us

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Music Therapy, Special Projects Coordinator
Lora Heller, MT-BC, LCAT
1000 Hempstead Avenue Public Square 220 Rockville Centre, New York 11571-5002


Coleen Petersen
Administrative Assistant