voice-audition-picture.jpg
Application

Please submit a Slideroom application and plan to audition in-person at an on-campus audition day found here

Audition Repertoire Requirements
  • Two solo classical* selections from memory - one in English and the second selection in another language.
  • All selections must be from solo classical vocal repertoire with piano accompaniment. If you intend to audition for the Music Theatre concentration, the English selection may be from the musical theatre repertoire. Pop songs or voice parts from choral material are not acceptable for your audition. 
  • All works must be performed from memory.
  • A collaborative pianist will be provided for your in-person audition. There will be no rehearsal time with the pianist, so please have all of your music in the appropriate key with any changes marked. No pre-recorded accompaniment tracks will be permitted in in-person auditions. 

*Classical repertoire may take the form of art songs, arrangements of folksongs or spirituals, or oratorio or operatic arias. When choosing repertoire to satisfy these requirements, we encourage you to express your individuality through classical works of traditionally underrepresented composers or other works you find personally meaningful. Choosing repertoire is an excellent opportunity to showcase works that best reflect your culture, gender, or other forms of self-identity. 

For more information, contact Prof. Kevin McMillan: mcmillkj@jmu.edu 

In-Person Interview

On your designated JMU Audition Day, after you have presented your vocal repertoire, you will have a short interview with JMU Voice Faculty members. 

During your interview, you will:

  • sight-read a short selection;
  • share with us a little bit about yourself as a musician, including career goals;
  • have the opportunity to ask questions of the Voice Faculty.

For more information, contact Prof. Kevin McMillan: mcmillkj@jmu.edu 

 

Return to Undergraduate Admissions

Back to Top