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Undergraduate Audition Requirements - Voice (Classical)

 

Voice     (For Jazz Voice, see Jazz Instruments/Voice)

Professor William Hite, williamhite@music.umass.edu, (413) 545-6049

For Voice applicants: Pre-screening materials are required. Please send a link to the materials listed below to williamhite@music.umass.edu (preferred) or send a CD/DVD to the Department (Director of Admissions, 271 Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst, Amherst MA 01003) at least 3 weeks prior to your requested audition date for review. You will then be notified as to whether the faculty would like you to perform a live audition.

Pre-screening materials for Voice: Two songs (both with piano accompaniment), one of which should be sung in a foreign language (i.e. French, German, Italian, etc.)

REGULAR AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

A - Repertoire
Three (3) songs memorized, selected from the art song, Lieder, oratorio, opera or folk ballad literature demonstrating more than one language. (An accompanist will be provided.)

B - Aural Skills
Students will be asked to perform melodic and rhythmic sight reading as well as tonal memory exercises.