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 must:

  1. Sing two songs of contrasting styles (classical art songs or arias).  All audition repertoire must be memorized.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to match pitches and sight read rhythmic and melodic examples.

Students wishing to audition for the Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance must:

  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.
  1. Present a representative list of previously studied vocal repertoire.

TRANSFER STUDENTS

Transfer students must:

  1. Present three songs or arias representing differing styles and time periods; one of these selections must be in a foreign language. The repertoire should highlight the applicant's voice growth and progress to date.  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.
  2. A representative list of previously studied solo vocal repertoire.
  1. Demonstrate the ability to match pitches and sight read rhythmic and melodic examples.

MINOR AND ELECTIVE STUDY

Students wanting to study voice for elective credit, or as a voice minor, must:

  1. Audition for the voice faculty by singing one song that demonstrates technical ability and musicianship.

GRADUATE

Students applying for the Master of Music in Vocal Performance must:

  1. Have an undergraduate degree in music with voice as the primary instrument.
  2. Present five memorized vocal works of contrasting styles in three different languages. Due to time constraints, all prepared pieces may not be heard.
  3. Submit a comprehensive list of previously studied solo vocal repertoire.

Students applying for the Master of Music in Music Education must:

  1. Have an undergraduate degree in music with voice as the primary instrument.
  2. Present three memorized vocal works of contrasting styles in three different languages.
  3. Submit a comprehensive list of previously studied solo vocal repertoire.

If you have any questions about the audition process, please contact our Coordinator of Voice Activities, Dr. MeeAe Nam.

VOCAL MUSIC ENSEMBLES

Participation in a performance ensemble at EMU is required in every degree program.  If you have questions about ensemble participation, contact Director of Choral Activities,  Dr. Brandon Johnson.