Students who wish to specialize in vocal studies at UTM will need to schedule an audition with our voice faculty. The audition requirements are two songs in contrasting styles, preferably from the standard classical repertoire (in any language), such as opera or oratorio arias, or art-songs. Broadway musical selections and traditional spirituals are acceptable as well. All pieces should be performed from memory. An accompanist will be provided to assist you at the audition.
Specific Audition Materials:
While this is by no means an exhaustive list, we have tried to give you some information regarding what we are looking for in each audition. Much of the music from these sources is appropriate for entering freshman and/or transfer students. Please note that scores can be used for any voice degree, this is just a suggestion based on degree type.
|Bachelor of Music Education/Bachelor of Arts in Music||Bachelor of Music- Performance|
|Twenty-four Italian Songs and Arias (and other Italian song anthologies)||Oratorio Anthology (all parts)|
|First Book of Solos (all voices/Parts I,II,and III)||Aria Anthologies (all voices)- ed. Robert Larsen|
|Alfred Book of Folk Songs v. 1-2|
There are many scholarship opportunities for students entering UTM as freshman music majors. Some are participation awards for singing in one of our ensembles, others are based on high school grades, ACT score, and musical achievement (i.e. All-West, All-State). [PLEASE NOTE: A minimum score of 22 is required in order to be admitted into the education program at UTM in their junior year. It is recommended that students complete this hurdle before entering college. For music majors specifically, a higher ACT score has been shown to be a good indicator of a student's success in our program.]
Below is a link to the UTM Music Department Prospective Student Website. It contains even more information about auditions, scholarships, and much more:
UTM Music Department Prospective Student Webpage