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It is recommended that applicants have at least minimal keyboard or instrumental training before auditioning as a vocal major. Vocal training for music majors is given largely in classical repertoire; the voice area does not offer a concentration in musical theater or jazz.

Audition Requirements 

Pre-screenings are no longer required. Undergraduate audition videos will still be accepted for long distance audition. However, to be considered for scholarship, students must attend the live audition.

Audition requirements are listed below:

Present two memorized selections to include:

  1. One song or aria from Italian repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries. Suggested anthologies:
    • 30 Italian Songs and Arias of the 17th and 18th Centuries (Edition Peters)
    • 26 Italian Songs and Arias (Alfred Music Publishing)
    • 24 Italian Songs and Arias of the 17th and 18th Centuries (Hal Leonard Publishing)
  2. One art song in English by an American or British composer. Suggested anthologies:
    • Standard Vocal Literature (Hal Leonard Publishing)
    • Singer’s Library of Song (Alfred Music Publishing)
    • Spirituals of Harry T. Burleigh (Alfred Music Publishing)
    • Pathways of Song (Alfred Music Publishing)
    • Easy Songs for Beginning Singers (Hal Leonard Publishing)
    • The First Book of Solos Series (Hal Leonard Publishing)

Musical theater and popular music selections are not acceptable.

Accompaniment for Live Auditions 

  • Recorded accompaniments are not permitted at the live audition.
  • On published audition days, if you cannot secure an accompanist, a UGA staff accompanist can be provided for the audition. In such cases, titles, keys, and composers of selected pieces must be emailed to the chair of the voice area, Dr. Stephanie Tingler. Please send this information as soon as possible once an invitation to the live auditions has been issued.
  • Auditionees using a UGA staff accompanist should bring their music to the audition, either original scores or photocopies in double-sided copy format, mounted in a 3-ring binder without plastic sleeves.
  • You are required to secure your own accompanist if you do not attend one of the official audition dates. Please email Music Admissions for more information on finding an accompanists

 

Guidelines for distance audition videos

 

Repertoire questions? Email Dr. Stephanie Tingler.

Admissions questions? Email Music Admissions.