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Vocal Studies Requirements

Voice (Bachelor of Music and Diploma programs)

Opera (Master of Music and Professional Studies Certificate programs)


Voice (Bachelor of Music and Diploma programs)

Voice applicants must be at least 18 years old as of September 1 of the year of acceptance. All applicants in voice are required to submit a screening recording with application materials by Monday, December 16, 2013.
 

The following format types are accepted:

  • Audio (.mp3)
  • Video (.asf, .avi, .flv, .mov, .m4v, .mp4, .mpg, .mvb, .swf, .wmv)
  • Images (.bmp, .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .tiff)
  • Documents (.doc, .pdf, .xls)

Total portfolio size needs to be under 900MB, with a maximum file size of 500 MB. Please upload each piece as its own file. 

Screening Repertoire:

The three repertoire selections for the screening should include accompaniment and should show contrast in musical styles and tempos. Please make certain the recording is of good quality, as the granting of a live audition will depend upon this. Applicants will be notified of decisions regarding live auditions by mid-February.

Live Audition Repertoire:

Vocalists who audition live will be asked to perform up to four selections from memory, showing the character and quality of voice and musicianship:

  1. one selection in English (not a translation)
  2. three selections from the standard oratorio repertoire, German lieder, classic Italian songs, or French and English songs of any period
  3. an aria from an opera or oratorio is welcome but not required.

Though an accompanist is provided, voice applicants may supply their own accompanist if they prefer. A short test of musical theory and sight singing may be asked of the applicants in the final round of auditions.


Opera (Master of Music and Professional Studies Certificate programs)

All applicants in voice are required to submit a screening recording with application material by Monday, December 16, 2013.

The following format types are accepted:

  • Audio (.mp3)
  • Video (.asf, .avi, .flv, .mov, .m4v, .mp4, .mpg, .mvb, .swf, .wmv)
  • Images (.bmp, .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .tiff)
  • Documents (.doc, .pdf, .xls)

Total portfolio size needs to be under 900MB, with a maximum file size of 500 MB. Please upload each piece as its own file.

The three repertoire selections for screening should include accompaniment and should show contrast in musical styles and tempos. Please make certain the recording is of good quality, as the granting of a live audition will depend upon this.

Applicants will be notified of decisions regarding live auditions by mid-February. Vocalists who audition live will be asked to perform from memory:

  1. up to five contrasting arias from the standard operatic repertoire

Though an accompanist is provided, opera applicants may supply their own accompanist if they prefer. A short test of musical theory and sight singing may be asked of the applicants in the final round of auditions.

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