A Lecture Recital, in each of the options above, is to be 45 minutes of singing and 30 minutes of speaking.
A major operatic role in a Northwestern University production, a major operatic role, or oratorio, in a non-Northwestern University production may substitute for one of the recitals, with the approval of the applied professor and Voice Faculty. The only exception to the recital replacement would be the self-prepared recital or lecture recital.
For the self-prepared recital, the candidate may take lessons with her/his faculty voice teacher, but may not work on the repertoire for the self-prepared at her/his lessons. No exceptions can be made to this rule. The candidate may work with a Bienen staff coach-pianist on her/his repertoire for the self-prepared recital.