Audition & Program Requirements

Doctor of Musical Arts: Voice and Opera Performance

Prescreening required; must be video recording and with accompaniment.

The requirement of video prescreening will be adhered to strictly. Submitted videos should be a full length shot of the performer.

For Prescreening:

The applicant must submit their prescreening online, and it must contain 45 to 60 minutes of music representing different styles and historical periods. If reviewed favorably, the applicant will be invited to campus. Candidates should plan to be on campus for the entire day.

For Final Audition:

If invited to campus, the applicant will perform for, and interview with, a music faculty jury. Candidates are expected to prepare 30 minutes of music appropriate for the doctoral level. Selections should represent various styles and historical periods from the standard repertoire. The audition will last approximately 15 minutes. The applicant should perform selections used in the prescreening, but can also bring additional repertoire. Candidates should print the list of prepared audition selections and bring this to the audition. All DMA auditions should be accompanied by piano. A list of available pianists in our area will be provided for the applicant.