1. Areas of Study
  2. Voice

Voice Auditions

Requirements

All voice applicants are required to submit unedited audiovisual recordings fulfilling the prescreening requirements listed below with the application. Applicants will be informed if they are invited to attend an audition or have been denied in prescreening.

If invited, there are two audition format options. Applicants may select to audition live at SFCM (COVID-19 vaccination required) or submit a final audition self-recording in an audiovisual format.

SFCM will NOT be accepting applications for the Artist Diploma in Voice for Spring 2022.

Prescreening

Undergraduate

  • One Italian aria or song such as those found in the Anthology of Italian Song of the 17th and 18th Centuries
  • One song originally written in English (not a translation)
  • One song chosen by the applicant

Graduate

  • One operatic aria
  • One contrasting art song
  • One song chosen by the applicant

Postgraduate and Artist Diploma

  • One operatic aria
  • Two contrasting art songs
  • One song chosen by the applicant

 

Final Audition Repertoire

Undergraduate

If you have a work composed by a woman and/or person from a historically underrepresented racial/ethnic group in your repertoire, we encourage you to perform it to fulfill one of these requirements.

  • One Italian aria or song such as those found in the Anthology of Italian Song of the 17th and 18th Centuries
  • One song in English (not a translation)
  • One song chosen by the applicant

Graduate

The arias and songs must include pieces in German, French, and Italian. One of the selected works must be composed by a woman and/or person from a historically underrepresented racial/ethnic group.

  • Two operatic arias in contrasting styles
  • Three art songs in contrasting styles in three different languages, one of which must be English.
  • One song chosen by the applicant

Postgraduate and Artist Diploma

The arias and songs must include pieces in German, French, and Italian. One of the selected works must be composed by a woman and/or person from a historically underrepresented racial/ethnic group.

  • Three operatic arias in contrasting styles
  • Three art songs in contrasting styles in three different languages, one of which must be English.
  • One song chosen by the applicant

 

For audition dates, please visit Auditions.

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