Voice Audition

Admission to the ETSU Department of Music

as a Vocal Major or Minor

and for all Vocal Scholarships


 

 

Vocal Degree Programs:

Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance
Bachelor of Music, Vocal Music Education
Minor in Music, Vocal Concentration

 

Audition Dates for enrollment in Fall 2014:

• Saturday, February 15, 2014  * Audition must be scheduled no later than Friday, February 7

• Saturday, March 22, 2014  * Audition must be scheduled no later than Friday, March 14

All auditions take place on the ETSU campus in the Mathes Hall Auditorium. A complete schedule for the audition day will be sent to you after your audition is confirmed.

 

Scholarships:

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 who will not be majoring in music but wish to be considered for scholarship funding through the vocal music program will also need to schedule and follow the same process.

 

Audition Requirements for Admission to the Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance:

  • Two memorized and accompanied selections in contrasting styles:
    • One American or British art song (NO musical theatre selections)
    • One foreign-language art song or aria (Italian, German, or French)

  • Sight reading
  • Tonal memory exercises
  • Range vocalizations
  • Music Theory diagnostic exam

*See Policies Below

 

Audition Requirements for Admission to the Bachelor of Music, Vocal Music Education:

 

  • Two memorized and accompanied selections in contrasting styles:
    • One in English (Musical theatre selection is acceptable)
    • One foreign-language art song or aria (Italian, German, or French); OR an English art song or aria (must not be musical theatre)
  • Sight reading
  • Tonal memory exercises
  • Range vocalizations
  • Music Theory diagnostic exam

*See Policies Below

 

Audition Requirements for Non-Music Major Students Seeking Vocal Scholarships:

  • Two memorized and accompanied selections in contrasting styles:
    • Preferably at least one selection must be an art song or aria in English or a foreign-language (Italian, German, or French)
    • Musical theatre selections are acceptable
  • Sight reading
  • Tonal memory exercises
  • Range vocalizations

*See Policies Below

 

Audition Policies for ALL Vocal Auditions:

  • 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.

 

Audition Accompanist:

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 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.

 

Schedule an Audition:

To schedule an audition, please contact Dr. Matthew Potterton:

or (423) 439-6949

 

Recorded Auditions:

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.