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  • Vocal Auditions

    In addition to applying for admission to the University, all applicants interested in pursuing a music degree must perform an audition on their major instrument prior to their first semester enrolling in music courses.  Schedule your audition by filling out the Online Audition Application (must be submitted no later than one week prior to the audition date).  Auditions serve admission and placement purposes, and are also for talent scholarship consideration. 

     

    Vocal area auditions for the 2017-18 academic year:

    Saturday, February 11, 2017;10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

     

    Audition requirements differ depending on whether the applicant is applying for a Bachelor of Music in Music Education: Choral emphasis, a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance: Vocal emphasis, or a Bachelor of Arts Music:

    Applicants with voice as their primary instrument considering a Bachelor of Music in Music Education: Choral emphasis, or a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance: Vocal emphasis, should prepare the following:

     

    Choose between:

    1) two art songs, or,

    2) one art song and one aria

    One selection should be in a foreign language, if possible, and both should be memorized.

    As an option, the candidate may also present:

    3) a musical theatre piece

     

    An accompanist will be provided, but candidates may bring their own. Pre-recorded accompaniment tracks (minus tracks) are not allowed.

     

    In addition to the sung selections, the candidate’s sight-singing ability, aural acuity, and grasp of music theory will also be assessed through brief diagnostic exams on the day of the audition.

     

    Students auditioning for the BA with Voice as their primary instrument will need to prepare three pieces from at least two of the following categories:

     

    1) An art song or an aria (preferably in a foreign language but not required)

    2) A musical theatre selection

    3) A 'cover' of a popular music or jazz selection

    4) An original composition

     

    An accompanist will be provided, but candidates may bring their own. The auditioning student has the option to self-accompany one piece from either option 3 or 4.

     

    In addition to the sung selections, the candidate’s sight-singing ability, aural acuity, and grasp of music theory will also be assessed through brief diagnostic exams on the day of the audition.

     

    No additional application or audition is required to be considered for a Vocal Talent Scholarship, although such awards will only be given to intended Voice Performance or Choral Education majors.

     

    For additional information contact:

    Vocal Performance: Dr. Errik Hood (errik.hood@usu.edu)

    Choral Education and Choral Ensembles: Dr. Cory Evans (cory.evans@usu.edu)

     

    See also USU Opera Theater and Choral/Vocal Ensembles.