Two songs in contrasting styles or tempos. At least one should be in English. These works will ideally be from the standard classical solo repertoire (see repertoire suggestions below).
Your music should be memorized. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring a copy of the music to the audition for the pianist’s use. You may bring your own accompanist if you prefer.
Suggestions for Repertoire:
Anything composed by (listed alphabetically): Bach, Barber, Beethoven, Bononcini, Brahms, Britten, Burleigh, Caccini, Caldara, Carissimi, Chausson, Copland, de Falla, de Luca, Delibes, Dowland, Durante, Fauré, Fetis, Franck, Giordani, Gluck, Guion, Handel, Hogan, Hundley, Legrenzi, Lotti, Marcello, Mendelssohn, Monteverdi, Mozart, Niles, Paisiello, Parisotti, Pergolesi, Purcell, Quilter, Scarlatti, Schubert, Schumann, Stradella, Sullivan, Thiman, Torelli, Vaughn Williams, Wolf, or any similar composer.
If you have any questions about audition repertoire or procedure, contact Dr. Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are often asked whether it is acceptable to sing a musical theater selection, or song in some other popular style. The short answer is 'yes'. The more complete answer is, it is not quite as useful to the audition committee to hear a performance in such a style since you are auditioning for admission to a program that focuses on training students in the western classical art tradition. That having been said, you should sing whatever repertoire will best showcase your voice.