Undergraduate Music Admissions and Auditions

Undergraduate Auditions

At Molloy we value all musical traditions. We welcome applicants with non-traditional backgrounds and a wide range of musical interests. Molloy offers a welcoming and nurturing environment built on respect and understanding. We appreciate and encourage diversity in music and in our student body. 

Auditions for admission for Spring 2022 and Fall 2022 are currently open and ongoing.  In order to improve your chances for Performing Arts Scholarship we encourage you to audition as soon as possible. Performing Arts Scholarships are awarded based on artistic merit, on a "first come- first served" basis. 


On Campus Auditions

Our on-campus, in-person audition dates are:  

Friday, December 10, 2021

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Friday, January 28, 2022

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Saturday, February 12, 2022

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    **Covid 19 vaccine required for on campus, in person audition**

 

 

For your audition, you should be prepared to perform two pieces of contrasting styles. Instrumentalists should also prepare major and minor scales.  If you need an accompanist, we will provide one for you or you are welcome to bring your own accompaniment. Please provide copies of the sheet music in advance.

Students will also be assessed in areas of general musicianship such as sightreading and pitch matching. Any student who has piano skills should also be prepared to play piano to demonstrate his/her level of proficiency.  This will aid in placement for the appropriate keyboard courses.  Any student with prior guitar skills should plan to demonstrate these for placement purposes as well.  All students will be given a theory placement exam after the audition.   

Virtual Auditions

If you prefer a virtual audition please see below:

 Audition Details: All applicants should submit video links with (2) two musical selections in their primary instrument or voice. You can upload your submissions to Youtube and select "unlisted" in the privacy settings. Alternatively, you may submit links to files in cloud-based services like Dropbox or Google Drive. If sending links in Google Drive please make sure that in the share options you select "Anyone on the internet with this link can view." We need to be able to share your videos with several faculty members for review. Your submissions will only be viewed by Molloy faculty. Please submit all audition materials to musicauditions@molloy.edu.

Video Interview: After we review your audition materials, we will schedule a video interview with our faculty. The purpose of the interview is to get to know you better: We want to know why you want to study at Molloy, and what drives you to pursue a music degree. We are looking for passionate individuals with a strong desire to learn and to reach their full potential as artists, musicians, clinicians, and educators.  

Theory Placement ExamWe ask that all applicants take a theory placement exam. The purpose of this test is to assess your prior knowledge of music theory. The placement exam has no impact on your audition - it is for screening purposes only. The test helps us place you in the most appropriate level of music theory and sight singing classes. At Molloy we value all musical traditions. We welcome applicants with non-traditional backgrounds and a wide range of musical interests. Molloy offers a welcoming and nurturing environment built on respect and understanding. We value and encourage diversity in music and in our student body.

Scholarships: Auditions for Spring '22 and Fall '22 are currently open and ongoing. In order to improve your chances for Performing Arts Scholarships we encourage you to audition as soon as possible. Performing Arts Scholarships are awarded based on artistic merit, on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, contact:

Coleen Petersen, Administrative Assistant, cpetersen@molloy.edu or 516.323.3320
Lora Heller, Special Projects Coordinator, lheller@molloy.edu or 516.323.3336

Audition materials will be submitted to musicauditions@molloy.edu.

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

516.323.3336

lheller@molloy.edu

Coleen Petersen
Administrative Assistant


516.323.3320

cpetersen@molloy.edu