How Do I Audition?
STEP 1. Read through the degree programs on this site to determine the program that interests you.
STEP 2. Follow the Graduate College Admission Checklist - please refer to this list often throughout your application and audition process.
Entering Masters Candidates
PRE-SCREEN PROCESS: Submit a video upload of two selections (one aria and one art song) from the standard classical repertoire on your SlideRoom application media tab. Your upload must be submitted at least one month before your selected audition date. The faculty will review your submission and you will be notified via SlideRoom or email a minimum of two weeks before the audition if you have been granted an in-person audition on your selected date. If you are an out-of-state applicant and need more notice than two weeks in order to make travel arrangements, please contact the School of Music graduate office.
If granted a live audition following your pre-screening submission in Slideroom, your live audition will consist of the following:
SIX MEMORIZED SELECTIONS. These songs should represent major contrasting style periods and languages (English, Italian/Latin, German, French). You will choose and sing one piece; the faculty may choose to hear more at their discretion. You will also be asked to perform a monologue of no more than one minute in length, from a time period no earlier than 1900. You may also be asked to do some exercises in pitch-matching, range, etc., also at the faculty's discretion. An accompanist will be provided. Students must provide the accompanist with the music for all pieces in the proper keys.
Please bring to the audition: 11 word-processed copies of the list of the repertoire you have prepared for the audition. If you did not upload a résumé to your Slideroom profile, please also bring 11 copies of that.