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Auditions: Graduate/Certificate - Voice

​​​​​​​​All voice applicants are required to submit a pre-audition screening video 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 under the "Portfolio Submission" section at the following website: DePaul Pre-Audition Recording Upload​. 

Please note the following for your recordings:

- Applicants should use songs to demonstrate different vocal techniques such as vowels that are sustained and supported over longer note values, vocal agility in passages with quick-moving notes, consistency of tone though low, middle, and high portions of the singers range, etc.

- Each piece should be recorded as a video in a single take and uploaded as an individual track. Recordings of individual tracks edited together from multiple takes are not appropriate. Selections should be accompanied when appropriate. 

- Pre-screen recordings are due December 1. 

​Pre-Screening Requirements

Your pre-screening video must include two songs, classical in nature, one in English and one in a foreign language.

Live Audition Requirements​

Applicants have a choice between two audition formats: in person auditions or recorded submissions. Though recorded auditions are accepted, we strongly encourage applicants to audition on campus to benefit from the in-person experience of meeting our faculty and seeing our facilities. The graduate vocal audition is:

  • one selection each in Italian, German, French, and English and include at least one opera or oratorio aria and one twentieth-century selection (four selections total). 
  • Please include a video answering these questions:  1. Why have you chosen your intended major? 2. What draws you to the DePaul University School of Music? 3. What are your ultimate career goals? 

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