Graduate Audition Requirements
MASTER OF MUSIC IN VOCAL PERFORMANCE AUDITIONS
Domestic applicants for the Master of Music in Vocal Performance must complete
an on-campus audition in order to be considered for a Teaching
Assistantship. International applicants may be considered for a Teaching Assistantship by completing a live audition or auditioning by DVD.
December 7, 2013 -- Roxy Grove Hall -- Waco Hall West
January 25, 2014 — Meadows Recital Hall -- Glennis McCrary Music Building
-- Waco Hall West
Recital Hall -- Glennis McCrary Music Building
Grove Hall -- Waco Hall West
Glennis McCrary Music Building
Audition Requirements for the Master of Music in Vocal Performance degree [MMVP]
• A prospective voice student must apply to Baylor University
Graduate School before submitting a "Request for
Audition" form to the School of Music. The Graduate School
application form is available online.
• Audition repertoire must include at least five vocal works which
represent three of the four major style periods (Baroque,
Romantic, and Twentieth Century/Contemporary) in the following
four languages: English, Italian, French, and German. Additional
selections may be offered at the applicant's discretion.
• Each MMVP applicant must prepare at least one operatic aria and one
oratorio aria, one of which must contain a recitative. No more than two
arias may be presented, and both must represent contrasting style
periods. The remaining audition material must consist of art song
repertoire and should also represent a variety of styles. All audition
repertoire, other than the oratorio selection [which may be performed
with music], must be performed from memory. The audition may include
vocalization at the committee's discretion.
Audition Requirements for the Master of Music in Church Music--Vocal Performance Track degree [MMCM-VP]
• Each MMCM-VP applicant must prepare at
least two art songs and/or arias in two languages other than English and one
aria from a major sacred oratorio or cantata. No repertoire in a popular
music style will be accepted for an audition.
• At the time of the audition, each applicant must provide:
• nine copies of his/her audition repertoire list;
• single copies of recital and public performance programs;
• a résumé;
• and a list of repertoire that the applicant has performed to date to
accurately represent accomplishments and course of vocal study thus far.
• Applicants are required to send copies of audition repertoire to
the Vocal Studies Division's Recruiting Coordinator, postmarked two
weeks prior to the audition. The copies should be as clean as possible
with the tempo marking of each selection indicated on the music. Please
write your name and contact information (e-mail and phone number) on
the first page of each of your audition selections. In keeping with
copyright laws, each applicant must bring original scores of his or her
repertoire to the audition. The photocopies must be destroyed following
Recorded Audition Requirements
• If an applicant is unable to appear in person, a video taped
audition may be submitted on DVD format by prior arrangement. However,
as stated above, domestic applicants will only be considered for a Teaching Assistantship by completing a live audition. International applicants can be considered for a Teaching Assistantship by live audition or DVD audition.
• The repertoire requirements for a video audition are the same as
those for an on-campus audition, as well as the submission of the same
supporting materials as noted earlier in the on-campus audition
• Each video applicant must provide supporting materials as noted
earlier in the on-campus audition requirement.
• Whether auditioning in person or via DVD, please complete and send a
Audition" form. All DVD auditions must be postmarked on or before
April 1, 2013. Any DVDs received following this date will be evaluated
for admission for the Fall 2013 Semester at the discretion of the voice
If you have any questions concerning audition procedures or the Vocal
Studies Division, please contact Music_Admit@baylor.edu or Dr.
Robert Best at Robert_Best@baylor.edu or 254-710-4602.
The Graduate Record Examination is not required for admission to the
Master of Music in Vocal Performance.
Revised September 6, 2013
Effective September 6, 2013