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Graduate Audition Requirements- Voice

Graduate Voice

Coordinator: Professor William Hite,, (413) 545-6049
Other Voice faculty: Jamie-Rose Guarrine,, (413) 545-6047 and
Marjorie Melnick,, (413) 545-4399

For Voice applicants: A pre-audition screening CD must be sent to the Department (Music Admissions Director, 271 Fine Arts Center, UMass, Amherst MA 01003) at least 3 weeks prior to your requested audition date for review by the voice faculty. You will then be notified as to whether the faculty would like you to perform a live audition.

Vocal Pre-Audition Recording Requirements: Three songs and/or arias (at least one accompanied), in contrasting languages and styles.

Please prepare five contrasting songs and/or arias in four of the following languages:
French, English, German, Italian, Latin, Spanish
Taken from four of the following periods:
Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Twentieth Century, Contemporary