Audition & Program Requirements

Bachelor of Music: Voice and Opera Performance

Prescreening required; must be video recording with accompaniment. Submitted videos should be a full-length shot of the performer.

The requirement of video prescreening will be adhered to strictly.

Fall 2023 Audition Dates:

Early Decision: November 7, 14, & 21 ||| Regular Decision: January 30, February 6, 10-11, 17-18

Fall 2023 Audition Formats

Applicants will have the option to audition on campus or virtually. On-campus auditions are strongly encouraged. Those auditioning in person should prepare the repertoire found below.  
For those unable to audition on campus, a two-part virtual audition option is available (note: applicants must pass the prescreening round in order to move ahead with the virtual audition round): 

  1. Submit a recorded audition via the Portfolio section of your Bienen School Supplement. After submitting your Bienen School Supplement and Common/Coalition Application and receiving your prescreening results (if applicable), you will receive an email that includes a link to the specific recorded audition repertoire requirements and video duration specifications. The recorded audition deadline is November 15 for the Early Decision round and February 1 for Regular Decision. Repertoire requirements will be pulled from the audition requirements found on this page.
  2. Complete a 10-minute Zoom meeting with faculty. Information on the meeting format will be available via the aforementioned email. The meeting may include singing, but applicants will not need to have accompaniment arranged for the Zoom meeting. Any singing will be done a cappella. Applicants will receive their Zoom link 3-5 days before the meeting.
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For Prescreening and Final Audition:

Applicants needn’t perform the same repertoire for both rounds of auditions, provided all repertoire meets the requirements below. 

Memorization is required.

Four selections, one in each:

  • Italian
  • French or German
  • English 
  • Language of your choice

Songs may be from the art song repertoire or a combination of art songs and arias from opera/oratorio. No more than two selections may be arias. Music selected should represent a variety of styles. Musical theater repertoire is not acceptable for the prescreening or live audition rounds.