Audition & Program Requirements
Master 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.
The Voice & Opera faculty appreciate the special challenges that face voice applicants this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
*If applicants do not feel comfortable, or if it is not feasible to submit prescreening videos with a pianist accompanying, the faculty recommend:
1. Using the iPhone/iPad app Appcompanist, which provides a customizable back-up track for singers.
2. Other backing-track applications and options, such as tracks available on YouTube.
3. Recording your pieces live over Zoom or another video chat application with your pianist in another space.
4. Having your pianist record accompaniment via a Voice Memo phone function, then making your recording using that recorded accompaniment.
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:
- French or German
- 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. Arias must be performed in the original keys and languages. Music selected should represent a variety of styles.