Undergraduate Audition Requirements - Voice (Classical)
Voice (For Jazz Voice, see Jazz Instruments/Voice)
Professor William Hite, firstname.lastname@example.org, (413) 545-6049
For Voice applicants: Pre-screening materials are required. Please send a link to the materials listed below to email@example.com (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.