Information for prospective voice students applying to Manhattan School of Music.
In response to the global events of 2020, and our subsequent inability to hold live in-person auditions, Manhattan School of Music will only hold recorded and virtual auditions in 2021.
Prescreening requirements have not been affected by this change. Applicants to all areas with a prescreening requirement will be asked to include prescreening materials in their application, which is due December 1, 2020. Prescreening decisions will be released on December 18, 2020.
Note: Artist Diploma (AD) applications will not be considered for the 2021 application year.
You are required to submit a video recording to be considered for an invitation to a live audition. You must include the repertoire below and upload the recording directly to your application. Professional or studio recordings are not required, but the sound quality should be as good as possible.
*Please note that six separate selections are required for the graduate level, i.e. an aria in Italian should count as either your aria selection OR your song in Italian, but not both. Due to time constraints, no more than two operatic arias.
A full-length recital from four contrasting style periods, including compositions in English, French, German, and Italian. The program should contain 60 minutes of music, and include no more than two operatic arias.
Applicants will submit the required repertoire listed below as separate video recordings by February 1, 2021. Please record a separate track for each selection or movement listed for your degree and major. Video files should be clearly labeled with the composer’s name and title of the piece or movement. Professional or studio recordings are not required, but the sound quality should be as good as possible. Please do not record with settings to increase reverb. Avoid recording in a space that has a significant echo.
Accompaniment is optional for all pieces written for piano or orchestral accompaniment. You must perform all works from memory.
View the requirements for your major below or download a pdf here.
*Please note that six separate selections are required for the graduate level, i.e. an aria in Italian should count as either your aria
selection OR your song in Italian, but not both.
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