Graduate Vocal Coaching and Accompanying Audition Requirements

Applicants will prepare 6 total selections.  

1. A solo movement of the applicant’s choice (memorization not required).

2. One movement from any string sonata or chamber work by Beethoven or Brahms. (A collaborative partner will be provided or applicant will play the piano part alone during the audition.)

3. One art song of applicant's choosing.  (Selection does not need to be in original key.)

#4, 5, 6, to be sung and played simultaneously by the applicant:

4.“Mandoline” by Debussy or Fauré (any key)    

5.Third Act quartet “Dunque proprio finita!...”  from La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini (sing one of the roles)

6. "Big News!" from Parade by Jason Robert Brown 

All auditions will automatically be considered for assistantships. 

In addition, each applicant should submit at their interview a repertory list of vocal and instrumental (winds and strings) accompanying s/he/they have done. Include ensemble, chamber music, choral accompanying, and any experience with opera or music theatre. The vocal repertory need not be detailed and specific by titles, but should be represented in terms of composers covered. This will aid in determining divisional and studio assignments should an assistantship be awarded. 

Audition requirements for Non-Accompanying majors interested in applying for the assistantship can be found here