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Voice Audition Requirements


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; 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 contrasting 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.

 
Master of Music in Music Performance (Voice) (MPRF)

Admission Requirements
Admission to the Master of Music in Music Performance (Voice) program is granted to students who meet the requirements of both the Graduate School and the Department of Music and Dance. Application for admission to the Graduate School should be made to the Office of Admissions, where undergraduate transcripts are evaluated. Transcripts should be forwarded to the Office of Admissions at the time of application.
 

For further information about the Graduate degree requirements, please see:

Master of Music in Music Performance (Voice) (MPRF)

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