Vocal Music at UM requires an entrance audition for majors, minors, undergraduate students, and graduate students. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the department is accepting recorded material and online auditions.
Audition Requirements: Undergraduate
High School seniors:
Submit two solo vocal selections of contrasting character/style.
Submit two solo vocal selections of contrasting character/style with one in a language other than English.
All prospective vocal majors:
Please submit your digital audition video as an unedited video of high quality; both voice and choral faculty will review your audition video. Email a link to your audition video, along with your full name and contact information, to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re a transfer student, be sure to include a list of your cumulative repertoire.
You will be asked to take a theory and sight-singing test for assessment. This will be given to you individually via a shared document.
Note: While selections with accompaniment (piano or track) are encouraged, a cappella submissions will be accepted.
Audition Requirements: Graduate
Students wishing to pursue a Master of Music must prepare a memorized audition program consisting of four to five pieces. Repertoire should include selections from opera, oratorio, and art song, representing three to four historical periods, in at least four languages, e.g., Italian, German, French, English, Spanish, and Russian. A cumulative repertoire list, senior recital program, and transcript should be presented at the audition to determine entrance standing.
NOTE: The GRE is not required for the Master of Music in Vocal Performance.
Please submit your digital audition video as an unedited video of high quality; both voice and choral faculty will review your audition video. Email a link to your audition video, along with your full name and contact information, to email@example.com.
As a voice major at UM Music, you can apply for the Music Major Advantage initiative.
Undergraduate students may choose to pursue either a Bachelor of Arts in Music or a Bachelor of Music degree. Students choosing the Bachelor of Music degree may specialize in one of the areas of emphasis: Music Education or Music Performance. Students choosing the Bachelor of Arts in Music complement their major study of music with a minor in another field of study.
Note: due to the interruptions in testing opportunities caused by COVID-19, the requirement for GRE test scores for admission to graduate degrees in Music Education, Musicology, Ethnomusicology, and Music Theory has been temporarily suspended.
We also offer a Ph.D. in Music with emphasis in music education. This doctoral program in music is designed for students who wish to pursue advanced study in preparation for university teaching, research, and other leadership roles in music education.
For more information on graduate programs, contact Graduate Coordinator Rhonda Hackworth.