School of Music
Vocal Studies Department

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Vocal Audition Requirements
(undergraduate and graduate)

Undergraduate Voice Audition Requirements
  • Applicants must present two selections from the classical repertoire. Both selections are to be performed from memory.
  • Prepare one song in a foreign language. (Preferably Italian, German, French, or Spanish, and 1 song in English. The English selection may be from the standard repertoire of the American Musical Theater – i.e., Broadway songs written before 1970, or Sondheim songs.) If you have questions about suitable repertoire, contact the vocal studies department prior to your audition.
  • Bring one copy of the music for your audition repertoire for your accompanist.
  • CDs and taped accompaniments are not allowed.
  • An accompanist will be provided for your audition.

In addition to the singing portion of your audition, you will be given an exam to assess your aural and written theory skills.  Although recordings are accepted, you are strongly encouraged to audition in person. Those who choose to audition via recording should be aware that they are automatically ineligible for scholarships through the school of music.

Graduate Voice Audition Requirements

  • Prepare a minimum of six selections in differing styles and expressing proficiency in English, French, German, and Italian.
  • At least one selection must be an operatic aria. At least one selection must be an aria from an oratorio.
  • Memorization of all works is required.
  • An accompanist will be provided for your audition.