Voice

Undergraduate

Students must successfully complete an audition before being admitted into a music degree program as a voice major.

Those wishing to apply for the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music Education - Vocal, and the Bachelor of Music Therapy degree programs will be expected to:

  1. Sing two songs of contrasting styles (classical art songs or arias); first selection in English and second selection in a foreign language; i.e., French, German, or Italian. All audition repertoire must be memorized.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to match pitches and sight read rhythmic and melodic examples.

Transfer students should prepare three songs or arias representing differing styles and periods; one of these selections must be in a foreign language. The repertoire should represent the applicant's voice growth and progress to date. The applicant is required to bring a representative list of vocal repertoire previously studied. All selections must be performed from memory except an oratorio aria which may be performed with music. Due to time constraints, we may not hear all prepared pieces.

Students wishing to audition for the Bachelor of Music in vocal performance are expected to:

  1. Sing three songs of contrasting styles (classical art songs or arias) prepared from memory. One of these selections must be in a foreign language; i.e., French, German, or Italian.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to match pitches and sight read rhythmic and melodic examples.

Minor and Elective Study

Students wanting to study voice as a voice minor or for elective credit must also present an audition for the vocal area faculty, and are expected to sing two songs of contrasting styles that demonstrate technical facility and musicianship.

Graduate

Students applying for the Master of Music in Vocal Performance must have an undergraduate degree in music with voice as the primary instrument. The applicant must present five memorized vocal works of contrasting styles in three different languages. Each student must also submit a comprehensive list of solo repertoire previously studied. Due to time constraints, all prepared pieces may not be heard.

Students applying for the Master of Music in Music Education must have an undergraduate degree in music with voice as the primary instrument. The applicant must present three memorized vocal works of contrasting styles in three different languages. Each student must also submit a comprehensive list of solo repertoire previously studied.

Vocal Music Ensembles

Participation in a performance ensemble at EMU is required in every degree program.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our voice faculty members, Dr. MeeAe Nam or Dr. Robert Peavler