All voice applicants are required to submit a pre-audition screening recording by December 1.
First you must apply to DePaul School of Music. After you submit your online application, you may upload your pre-audition recording at the following website:
DePaul Pre-Audition Recording Upload
Either audio or video formats are acceptable. All recordings received after December 1 will only
be considered based on the availability of audition times. Upon passing
the pre-audition screening, you will receive a letter no later than
December 20 inviting you to schedule your on-campus audition using your
Campus Connection username and password.
Your pre-audition screening recording must include two songs, classical in nature, one in English and one in a foreign language.
Each piece should be recorded in a single take and uploaded as an
individual track. Recordings of individual tracks edited together from
multiple takes are not appropriate.
All in-person auditions must be sung from memory and should
demonstrate technical proficiency and musical understanding in a variety
of styles. Students should also be prepared to sight-read. All songs
should be classical in nature (opera arias, lieder, art songs, etc.); if
you are unsure whether a selection is appropriate or not, please call
our office at 773-325-7444. Selections should be accompanied when
appropriate. An accompanist will be provided unless the student notifies
us they will bring their own.
The vocal audition is:
- three selections: one song each in Italian and English and one in a
language other than Italian or English (i.e. French, German, Spanish,
etc.). Two of the songs may be the songs already presented on the