Graduate Classical Voice Applicants

For scholarship and assistantship consideration, on-campus audition are strongly encouraged for the Artist Diploma and Masters degrees and required for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree.

After all application materials are received, you will be contacted by the .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to schedule your audition.

Classical Voice audition dates: January 25, 2014; February 8, 2014; and February 15, 2014

The audition should consist of at least four selections, and at least one must be an aria. The repertoire must represent four historical periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary) and four languages (English, Italian, French and German).

An accompanist will be provided for on-campus auditions. A $15 accompanist fee will be collected on the audition day.

At the audition, the applicant should present:

    •  A list of repertoire prepared for the audition (five copies)
    •  A current resume to include educational and performance experience
    •  A representative list of previously studied repertoire
    •  A photo (optional)
    •  Graduate Audition Forms (5) which can be obtained from the Vocal Performance Office in Foster Building, 125.
    •  A sample of scholarly writing, which may be a research paper submitted for an undergraduate music course

The applicant will first perform a selection of his/her choice. The faculty will then request to hear other selections as time permits.

On-Campus Auditions: An accompanist will be provided at on-campus auditions. A $15 accompanist fee will be collected on the audition day. Applicants must provide copied music for the accompanist in a 3-ring binder.

Video auditions uploaded via DecisionDesk are acceptable for admission to the Master’s Degree and Artist Diploma programs, but an on-campus audition is strongly encouraged. Video submissions should include 20 minutes of both rehearsal and performance footage. All students who wish to be considered for assistantships and for admission into the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree must audition in person.

We do not require prescreening auditions, but we will accept one for admission. However, if you wish to be considered for scholarship, you must audition in person.