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
- Non-native English speakers must also submit a qualifying TOEFL or IELTS score by December 1. Your prescreening will not be reviewed until English Proficiency has been met.
All selections must be sung by memory, even if the piece is something that might be done holding the score in performance.
Select applicants will be invited to a live audition and interview based on prescreening review. If you are invited, you will be scheduled for one of the following audition dates and will receive your schedule by email 3-4 weeks prior to your audition:
- January 14-15, 2022
- February 4-5, 2022
- March 4-5, 2022
You must plan to be in Bloomington by noon on the Friday before your Saturday audition.
On Friday afternoon, you will be scheduled for a 30-minute exercise designed to assess how you express yourself in writing. This will begin at 2 p.m. (or earlier if there are many applicants).
After this, you will have a 20-minute interview with a panel from the Voice faculty.
Please bring three copies of your repertoire list to this interview. List all the repertoire you have performed: opera roles, opera scenes, songs, vocal chamber music, oratorio solos, and musical theater roles. Please divide each section into different languages, if applicable.
Your application will not be considered if you have not completed the audition, writing sample, and interview.
Audition repertoire requirements:
Perform 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.
- You will begin with a piece of your choice which should be in English, Italian, French or German.
You will perform your pieces with piano at your audition. An accompanist will be provided.
All selections must be sung by memory, even if the piece is something that might be done holding the score in performance. You may include pieces submitted as part of the prescreening or offer different repertoire, provided that you observe the requirements listed above.
You will receive an audition profile form via email from personnel in the Voice Department approximately 7-10 days prior to their scheduled audition. On this form, please indicate your prepared repertoire and return the form to the Voice Department (firstname.lastname@example.org) 48 hours prior to your audition day.