Vocal Music Audition Requirements:

For those seeking degrees in:

Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance
Bachelor of Music in Music Education with a vocal emphasis
Bachelor of Arts in Music

Students should prepare three pieces from memory with live piano accompaniment.

  • Two classical pieces at the level of an art song or arietta
    One 16th – 18th centuryItalian art song or aria
    One 19th to 20th century British or American art song in English
    French or German may be substituted for the Italian
  • One musical theatre song showcasing a different vocal quality and style than the two classical pieces.

Recommended standard literature: 

  • Songs Repertoire Resources in Italian
    24 Italian Songs (Publisher: G. Schrimer)
    26 Italian Art Songs and Arias (Publisher: Alfred)
  • Suggested Resources in English (All by Joan Boytim, Publisher: G. Schrimer)
    First or Second Book of Soprano Solos
    First or Second Book of Mezzo-Soprano Solos
    First or Second Book of Tenor Solos
    First or Second Book of Baritone Solos
    First or Second Book of Bass Solos

For those seeking a degree in:

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre

  • Two contrasting, 16-32 bar cuts from musical theatre repertoire; one ballad and one up-tempo. One selection must be written prior to 1970 and the other contemporary. One selection should feature a classical “thin folds/head voice” vocal quality, and one should feature a contrasting vocal quality such as belt quality.

Recommended standard literature

  • All volumes of The Singer’s Musical Theatre Anthology Soprano (Publisher: Hal Leonard)
  • The Singer’s Musical Theatre Anthology Mezzo-Soprano
  • The Singer’s Musical Theatre Anthology Tenor
  • The Singer’s Musical Theatre Anthology Baritone/Bass
  • Any and all Vocal Selections books
  • to find a key that works for you
  • for new contemporary songs
  • A prepared monologue of any time period or style that is approximately 90 seconds in length
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