Graduate Audition and Process
Admission to the program of study for the MM in voice performance, the MA in vocal pedagogy, and the DMA in voice performance will be determined by a live audition before the members of the vocal performance faculty. Recorded auditions (i.e. CDs, DVDs, videos) will not be considered.
Acceptance into the program requires a clear majority vote of the audition committee. Applicants who wish to be considered for a university fellowship must present a live audition by the January date listed in Graduate Auditions Information. Applicants who wish to be considered for a School of Music Graduate Teaching Associateship (GTA) must (1) provide a written statement of their voice teaching experience and philosophy; and (2) provide upon request a video recording of voice teaching demonstration (minimum of 20 minutes).
All applicants must provide a pre-screen audition prior to being invited to a live audition. The pre-screen audition should be uploaded into Dropbox.com. The video should contain repertoire in at least two (2) languages that shows you and your voice at your best and should last no longer than 15 minutes. The video, along with the application and all required materials, must be uploaded by November 30. The voice faculty will view the video and then make a decision whether or not to invite you for a live audition and you will be notified by return email when that decision has been made. The decision of the faculty is final. If you are invited for a live audition, you must make application to the university before auditioning.
MM and MA Live Audition Requirements
At the live audition, applicants must submit a repertoire list representing the scope of their literature and provide programs and reviews (if available) of concerts performed. The program will consist of four (4) pieces that must include a variety of languages and musical styles. One selection should be a recitative and aria from either an opera or an oratorio and one selection should be in English.
DMA Live Audition Requirements
Applicants must submit a repertoire list representing the scope of their literature and provide programs and reviews (if available) of concerts performed. The audition will consist of a recital program of 40 minutes from which the audition committee will make selections. The program must include a variety of languages and musical styles, and a recitative and aria from either opera or oratorio literature.