1. Apply for general admission to the university. Information about applying to ETSU can be found at:
2. Once you have been accepted to the university at large, you must audition for the Department of Music with the vocal faculty. Follow the procedures outlines below:
One foreign-language art song or aria (Italian, German, or French)
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All vocal selections must be published for solo voice and piano. (You may NOT use choral music, lead sheets, or recorded accompaniment.) It is recommended that repertoire be chosen from the following, but it is not strictly limited to these collections:
28 Italian Songs and Arias of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, for high, medium high, medium, medium low, and low voice. G. Schirmer, Inc., distributed by Hal Leonard Corporation
26 Italian Songs and Arias, medium high or medium low voice, John Glenn Paton, editor. Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
The First Book/The Second Book of Solos series for soprano, mezzo-soprano/alto, tenor, and baritone/bass voice, compiled by Joan Frey Boytim. G. Schirmer, Inc., distributed by Hal Leonard Corporation
Standard Vocal Literature series. Hal Leonard Corporation
Pathways of Song vocal series, for medium high or medium low voice, compiled and edited by Frank Laforge and Will Earhart. Alfred Publishing Company, Inc.
The Young Singer series, compiled and edited by Richard D. Row. Carl Fischer Music
Folk Songs for Solo Singers, medium high or medium low voice, compiled and edited by Jay Althouse; Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
The Singer's Music Theatre Anthology series. Hal Leonard Corporation.
It is highly recommended that you bring your own accompanist with whom you have rehearsed. If you cannot provide your own accompanist, one will be provided for you. Please bring the original music for the accompanist to use or an approved, legal copy. Depending on the schedule, there may or may not be time for you to rehearse with your accompanist. For this reason, please consider the difficulty of your accompaniment when selecting audition repertoire.
To schedule an audition:
1. Submit Online the Vocal Audition Form
2. Select an audition date and time from the Online Sign-Up (Click on Date Below)
Vocal Audition Dates for Enrollment in Fall 2015 are:
Contact Dr. Matthew Potterton:
Recorded auditions are STRONGLY discouraged, and acceptable only for students who live 250 miles (or more) from campus. Please contact Dr. Matthew Potterton for further details about submitting a recorded audition. firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Once you have auditioned, you will receive a letter notifying you of your acceptance or rejection to the ETSU Department of Music no later than a month after the audition date. Information regarding scholarships which have been awarded may arrive in a separate mailing.
4. If you are accepted as a music major or minor and/or you are awarded a scholarship, you must return the appropriate acceptance forms by the stated due date. Failure to do so may forfeit your admission and/or all scholarship awards.
5. Once you have returned your acceptance forms, you will receive further information on how to prepare for the coming year. An academic adviser will be assigned to you, and you may contact him/her with questions. ETSU Admissions will provide information to you about the university at large. A letter explaining the time, date, and location of the required orientation for the Department of Music will be mailed to you over the summer.
Students who are seeking admittance to the Bachelor of Music program as a vocal major or minor need only to schedule one audition for the purpose of both admission to the degree program and for scholarship consideration. Students will automatically be considered for all available scholarships for which they are eligible.
Students who will not be majoring in vocal music but wish to be considered for scholarship funding through the vocal music program will also need to schedule and follow the same process.
More information about scholarships available through the ETSU Department of Music is available at: