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Required Performance Repertoire, Voice

Voice

General Information for Vocal Auditions

  • An entrance audition is required for admittance to all vocal degree programs.
  • All music must be memorized.
  • All music must be performed with an accompanist provided by SDSU. A $20 fee is required (check or cash).
  • Repertoire requirements for freshmen, transfer and graduate students are listed below. The suggested repertoire lists are provided as guidelines only; you are not limited to the composers listed.

 

Incoming Freshman Repertoire Requirements

Please prepare two contrasting selections as follows:

  • One selection, classical in style, in a foreign language (Italian, French, German or Spanish)
  • A second selection either classical, folk or musical theater in style. Our program, as with most colleges and universities, focuses primarily on classical music.

    • Suggested Repertoire:
    • Italian songs or arias from the 17th or 18th centuries
    • English or American art songs from any period, including folk music, (Dowland, Campion, Handel, Haydn, Purcell, Copland, Barber, Quilter)
    • Any selection from the American Musical Theater repertoire (legit style verses belt is preferred). Operatic arias are not recommended.

 

Transfer Student Repertoire Requirements

Please prepare three contrasting selections as follows:

  • One selection in English
  • One selection in Italian
  • One selection in either French, German or Spanish
  • Three of the following style periods should be presented: Baroque, Classical, Romantic or Contemporary (20th and 21st Century)

    • Suggested Repertoire:
    • Italian songs or arias from the 17th or 18th centuries
    • English or American art songs from any period
    • German lieder of Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Wolf, Strauss;
    • French arts songs of Debussy, Faure, Duparc, Hahn, Ravel
    • Spanish art song of Granados, de Falla, Guastavino, Montsalvage
    • Oratorio repertoire and light opera.

 

Masters and Artist Diploma Student Repertoire Requirements

Please prepare a minimum of six contrasting selections as follows:

  • All of the following style periods should be presented: Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary (20th and 21st Century)
  • Selections should represent all of the following languages: English, French, German and Italian
  • Selections should represent both song (lieder/art song) and aria (opera, operetta, oratorio, cantata) literature
  • All students pursuing a Graduate Degree in Vocal Performance or admission into the Artist Diploma degree and wish to be considered for a music scholarship must audition in person at SDSU.  If you are not able to audition on the specified dates we will make best efforts to offer an alternative date.