An audition in both conducting and singing is required. The conducting audition may be held on-campus with one of the MC choral ensembles or via video recording using a choir conducted by the candidate. Video submissions must be a minimum of 10 minutes of rehearsal and/or performance utilizing a full-front camera angle. The vocal audition may be either on-campus or via video recording. The vocal audition selections must include two solo songs from the art song, oratorio or opera literature, in contrasting styles. At least one of the pieces should be in a language other than English.
Applicants are required to interview with members of the Music Faculty and may optionally perform an audition on any instrument or voice using the criteria listed above.
A major Bach Prelude and Fugue, a large Romantic work, and a work by a composer born after 1930.
Four memorized pieces to include one Baroque work (e.g., a Prelude and Fugue of Bach), a sonata from the Classical period, a work from the Romantic period, and either an Impressionist or Twentieth-Century work.
A memorized 20-minute program consisting of contrasting works from the standard literature.
Voice Performance and Pedagogy
Five selections from western classical repertoire, in a minimum of four languages. One selection must be an aria from opera or oratorio.