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2021 Voice Area Open House & Mock Auditions

A scene from UMass Opera - The Magic Flute

Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, 10am - 1pm, Bezanson Hall  FREE

Welcome! The 2021 UMass Voice Area Open House and Mock Auditions will be held in person this year at UMass Amherst.  The Voice and Choral faculty will be on hand to discuss the process of preparing and performing the collegiate voice audition, and we will offer the opportunity for students to participate in a mock audition. Any student interested in performing the mock audition should indicate that on the registration form. The event is open to high school students and their families, as well as voice teachers.

The event is free; please register so that we know how many people to expect.


10:00 - Registration, Meet & Greet

Chorus & orchestra at Bach Festival10:30 - Panel Talk and Q&A: The Collegiate Voice Audition

11:15 - Break with cider doughnuts, juice & coffee

11:30 - Mock Auditions with UMass Voice faculty feedback
Mastering your Audition: Advice on Preparation and Process

Voice faculty: William Hite, Jamie-Rose Guarrine, Marjorie Melnick
Choral Activities director: Tony Thornton



As of October 2021, all attendees to Dept. of Music & Dance events must:

  • Wear a face mask regardless of vaccination status.
  • Be prepared to show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within the last 72 hours. UMass students, faculty, and staff can show their UCard as proof of vaccination.

Please click here for a full policy statement detailing what forms of proof and ID will be necessary to attend this event.