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 by January 5 if they are invited to attend a virtual performance interview or have been denied in prescreening. If invited, applicants will select a virtual performance interview time and submit a recording of the Final Audition repertoire listed below. Repertoire must be performed continuously without edits as one performance and uploaded as a single video file. The recording will be due one week before the selected virtual performance interview time.

Works with piano are not required to be performed with a pianist or piano recording. Applicants are encouraged to perform with a piano recording for the Virtual Performance Interview, but it is not required.

SFCM will NOT be accepting applications for the Artist Diploma in Voice for Spring 2021.

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 piece chosen by the applicant

Graduate

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

Postgraduate

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

 

Final Audition Repertoire

Undergraduate

  • 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 piece chosen by the applicant
  • One reading of a short poem in English chosen by the applicant. (This reading does not need to be memorized and should not exceed 30 seconds.)

Graduate

  • Two operatic arias in contrasting styles
  • Three art songs in contrasting styles in three different languages, one of which must be English. The arias and songs must include pieces in German, French, and Italian.
  • One piece chosen by the applicant
  • One reading of a short poem in English chosen by the applicant. (This reading does not need to be memorized and should not exceed 30 seconds.)

Postgraduate

  • Three operatic arias in contrasting styles
  • Three art songs in contrasting styles in three different languages, one of which must be English. The arias and songs must include pieces in German, French, and Italian.
  • One piece chosen by the applicant
  • One reading of a short poem in English chosen by the applicant. (This reading does not need to be memorized and should not exceed 30 seconds.)

 

Virtual Performance Interview Dates

February 13
February 14
February 15
March 1

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  • Sol Joseph Recital Hall

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  • Sol Joseph Recital Hall

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