Voice Audition Requirements

All applicants will submit the following application materials based on their desired degree program. For specific audition requirements, please scroll down or use these buttons to navigate to the appropriate area.

Application Requirements for Undergraduate Applicants

  • Complete all required application questions
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement

SEE JAZZ STUDIES REQUIREMENTS PAGE FOR SPECIFIC vocal jazz APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS.

Application Requirements for Master of music Applicants

  • Complete all required application questions
  • 3-4 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resumé
  • No additional requirements, however the applicant is welcome to upload a portfolio.

SEE JAZZ STUDIES REQUIREMENTS PAGE FOR SPECIFIC vocal jazz APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS.

Application Requirements for doctor of arts Applicants

  • Complete all required application questions
  • 3-4 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resumé
  • Upload a recent sample of scholarly writing
  • No additional requirements, however the applicant is welcome to upload a portfolio.

SEE JAZZ STUDIES REQUIREMENTS PAGE FOR SPECIFIC vocal jazz APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS.

Application Requirements for graduate Performance Certificate Applicants

  • Complete all required application questions
  • 3-4 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resumé
  • No additional requirements, however the applicant is welcome to upload a portfolio, and/or statement of purpose.

SEE JAZZ STUDIES REQUIREMENTS PAGE FOR SPECIFIC vocal jazz APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS.

Note: A pianist is provided by the school for all vocal auditions.


Classical Voice

Audition Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

  • Prepare two pieces from the Classical repertoire to sing from memory. Both selections may be in English, though having one song in a foreign language is preferred. Any repertoire from an Italian Art song anthology or The First Book of Soprano (or Mezzo, Tenor, Baritone, Bass) Solos series is acceptable. Contemporary Musical Theatre and Jazz repertoire is discouraged.
  • Sight-Singing
  • Sight-Reading of musical notation, performed on piano

Contact:

Diane Bolden-Taylor, Dian.BoldenTaylor@unco.edu 

Audition Requirements for Master of Music AND GRADUATE PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE

  • Prepare four pieces from the Classical repertoire to sing memory. Selections should represent a variety of periods and styles, and at least three languages.
    • At least one selection must be in English
    • At least one selection must be an aria from an opera or oratorio
    • At least two selections must be art songs

Contact:

Brian Luedloff at Brian.Luedloff@unco.edu

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS FOR Doctor of Arts 

  • Prepare six pieces from the Classical repertoire to sing from memory. Selections should represent a variety of periods and styles, and at least four languages.
    • At least one selection must be in English.
    • At least one selection must be an aria from an opera.
    • At least one selection must be from an oratorio.
    • At least three selections must be art songs.
    • At least one selection must have been written since 1950.

Contact:
Brian Luedloff at Brian.Luedloff@unco.edu


Vocal Jazz

View Vocal Jazz Audition Requirements

Contact:

Kerry Marsh at Kerry.Marsh@unco.edu