Vocal Arts

Prescreening & Audition Procedures

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Requirements for Vocal Arts

Vocal Arts applicants must submit a prescreen video in order to be considered for an invitation to an in-person or recorded audition.

  • Include ALL required repertoire for the degree level you are applying to, as listed in the dropdown menu below.
  • Upload your prescreen recordings directly to your application by December 1.
  • Videos do not have to be a professional or studio recording, but the sound quality should be of high quality and should accurately reflect your musicianship.
  • Each piece or movement should be uploaded as a separate video. However, each individual video must be unedited.
  • All works must be performed from memory.

Step 1: Prescreen

Carefully review the specific repertoire requirements for your degree level in the dropdown menu below. Please upload your videos to your application.

Step 2: Audition

  • Prepare ALL of the required audition repertoire for the degree level you are applying to, as listed in the dropdown menu below.
  • Be prepared to introduce yourself at the beginning of your audition, saying your name clearly. Also be prepared to pronounce the composer and librettist’s names correctly.
  • Note that audition repertoire requirements may differ from prescreen requirements. However, applicants may choose to include selections from their prescreen submissions in the audition where requirements overlap.
  • MSM offers in-person and recorded final auditions, except for the Doctoral of Musical Arts & Artist Diploma programs, which require an in-person audition.

Carefully review the specific repertoire requirements for your degree level in the dropdown menu below.

 

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