Voice

Voice audition requirements

In response to the ongoing pandemic, the Jacobs School of Music Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is adapting our audition procedures for 2021-2022 admissions to meet state and university guidelines related to COVID-19.


 

Guidelines for all applicants

Prescreen required for all applicants.

Applicants who pass prescreening will submit recorded auditions with supplemental audition repertoire for the second round. Please see your degree requirements below.

  • All selections must be sung by memory, even if the piece is something that might be done holding the score in performance.
  • Non-native English speakers must submit their TOEFL by December 1, 2020. Your prescreen recording will not be reviewed until English Proficiency has been met.

The Jacobs School seeks talent in performance, pedagogy, and scholarship. This talent is found in individuals of any race, creed, or socio-economic status. If lack of access to technology or other assets will affect your ability to have a successful audition for the Jacobs School, we urge you to reach out to the Voice Faculty by writing voicedep@iu.edu so that we may assist you in finding a solution.


Undergraduate applicants

Bachelor of Music (B.M.), Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E), Bachelor of Science in Music and an Outside Field (B.S.O.F.)

Submit a video recording, including:

  • At the beginning of the prescreen recording, please state your name and the degree you are seeking and whether you are a first year applicant or a transfer from another school.
  • "Star Vicino" by Salvatore Rosa. Please choose the key that best suits your voice, selected from the following: in Ab, in Bb, in F, in G
  • One art song in English
  • One selection of your choice

Applicants who pas prescreening should submit a video recording, including:

  • One song in a language other than English
  • One art song in English
  • One selection of your choice

You may include pieces submitted as part of the prescreen or offer different repertoire.

B.S.O.F. applicants who wish to audition for an Outside Field in Musical Theatre must also audition for the Musical Theatre program. Please see information regarding Musical Theatre auditions.

 


Graduate and diploma applicants

Master of Music (M.M.), Performer Diploma-Solo Performance (P.D.S.P.), Doctor of Music (D.M.)

Submit a video recording, including:

  • At the beginning of the prescreen recording, please state your name and the degree you are seeking.
  • One German lied
  • One French mélodie
  • Two arias, at least one of which is from an opera
  • One art song in English

Applicants who pass prescreening should submit a video recording, including:

  • M.M. applicants audition repertoire requirements are the same as the prescreen.
  • P.D.S.P. applicantsaudition repertoire requirements are the same as the prescreen, plus two more selections of your choice, both of which may be (but aren’t required to be) arias. The voice department considers the P.D.S.P. to be at the post-master’s level. Applicants must perform at a technical and artistic level equal to that of individuals who have completed an M.M. in vocal performance.

You may include pieces submitted as part of the prescreen or offer different repertoire, provided that you observe the requirements for your chosen degree.

Applicants who are in consideration for AI or GA positions based on second round video audition reviews will be contacted to schedule a live virtual audition with faculty.


The following information applies to D.M. applicantsonly:

D.M. applicants who pass prescreening should submit a recorded audition for the second round. You will also be contacted to schedule a live virtual interview with the faculty.

Repertoire requirements should include:

Eight selections in contrasting musical styles, two in each of the following languages: English, Italian, French, and German.

  • Selections must include at least one, but no more than two, operatic arias. One selection in each language will be heard.
  • One German piece may be replaced by Slavic or Scandinavian repertoire.
  • One Italian piece may be replaced by Spanish or Latin-American repertoire, or by a piece sung in the Latin language.
  • The applicant will begin with a piece of his/her choice which should be in English, Italian, French or German.

Your application will not be considered if you have not completed the audition and interview.

Applicants who are in consideration for AI or GA positions based on second round video audition reviews will be contacted to schedule a live virtual audition with faculty.


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