We encourage candidates for the Music major to send an online submission containing the specific requirements below. YouTube links are highly preferable whenever able. Live, on-campus auditions are possible, subject to departmental availability.
All Voice applicants must submit:
Prepare two selections. The first must be one art song or aria from the Classical repertoire list below, illustrating the student’s range:
- A selection from the book “24 Italian Songs and Arias”
- A selection from the “First Book of Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone/Bass”
The second selection may be your choice of repertoire from Classical, Jazz, Musical Theatre, or Traditional Folk Song. We prefer a piece that is not in the contemporary popular genre. The audition video must include the piano part, and/or a backing track. Students wishing to audition on campus may bring their own pianist and/or backing track. We do not provide pianists for live auditions.
Prepare 2-3 songs in English, each from contrasting styles that show the candidate’s veristility and range. Styles include but are not limited to: Pop, Jazz, Classical, Traditional Folk Music, etc. Music must be from memory, and should include works that include contrasting tempos, whether within a single work or in two separate selections.