School of Music

Vocal Studies 

Vocal Audition Requirements

Undergraduate Voice Audition Requirements

  • Applicants must present two selections from the classical repertoire. Both selections are to be performed from memory.
  • Prepare 1 song in English and 1 song in a foreign language, It is preferred that the foreign language piece is Italian, German, French, or Spanish, and 1 song in English. The English song 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.
  • An accompanist will be provided for your audition.
  • Bring one copy of the music for your audition repertoire for your accompanist.
  • CDs and taped accompaniments are not allowed.

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.