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Department of Music
The University of Mississippi



Vocal Music at UM requires an entrance audition for majors, minors, undergraduate students, and graduate students.


Audition Requirements: Undergraduate

High School seniors:

Two solo vocal selections of contrasting character/style.

Transfer students:

Two solo vocal selections of contrasting character/style with one in a language other than English. Please also provide a cumulative repertoire list.

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.



As a voice major at UM Music, you can apply for the Music Major Advantage initiative.

Degrees offered

Undergraduate Degrees

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.

Graduate Degrees

Master of Music students can pursue emphases in Collaborative Piano, Choral Conducting, EthnomusicologyMusic EducationMusic PerformanceMusic Theory, or Musicology.

We also offer a Ph.D. in Music with emphasis in music education, and a new, optional concentration in Gender Studies. 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.