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Graduate Audition Requirements- Voice

Graduate Voice

Coordinator: Professor William Hite, williamhite@music.umass.edu
Other Voice faculty: Jamie-Rose Guarrine, jguarrine@music.umass.edu and
Marjorie Melnick, melnick@music.umass.edu

For Graduate Voice applicants: Pre-screening materials are required.
Please send a video/audio link in an e-mail to williamhite@music.umass.edu. Please note: raw video/audio files are NOT admissible; links to YouTube, SoundCloud, Google Drive, or similar files are permissible.
Alternatively, you may mail a CD/DVD to the Department, addressed to:
Director of Admissions, 263A Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst, Amherst MA 01003.

Please have your pre-screening submitted at least 3 weeks prior to your requested audition date for review. You will then be notified as to whether the faculty would like you to perform a live audition.

Pre-screening materials for Graduate Voice: Three accompanied songs and/or arias in contrasting languages and styles.

REGULAR AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:
Please prepare five contrasting songs and/or arias in four of the following languages:
French, English, German, Italian, Latin, Spanish
Taken from four of the following periods:
Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Twentieth Century, Contemporary

An accompanist will be provided during the audition (not during the warm-up). Please provide music for the accompanist only during the audition; music cannot be submitted in advance and extra copies are not desired by the audition panel.