Graduate Voice 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.
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, Classical, 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:
• 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 the audition.
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 requirement.
• 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 "Request for 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 faculty.
The Graduate Record Examination is not required for admission to the Master of Music in Vocal Performance.
Revised September 6, 2013
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