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Auditions: Graduate/Certificate - Voice

​​​​​​​​​​All voice applicants are required to submit a pre-audition screening video by the extended deadline of January 5.

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 by the extended deadline of January 5. 

​Pre-Screening Requirements​ - materials due by the extended deadline of January 5.

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

Live Audition Requirements​

​​We encourage all applicants, if at all possible, to audition in-person.  

  • Live audition dates are scheduled during the weekends in February. Review list of audition dates by instrument here.
  • ​Recorded video auditions are available by request and must be submitted by February 1 to your Blue Demon Domain (for undergraduates) or your application portal (for graduates/post-masters), in the “edit portfolio" section. To enable the recorded audition submission, you may submit a request form​ for an exemption to upload a recorded audition.

Graduate vocal audition repertoire

  • 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).  

Recorded Interview Questions (only applicable to those who select a recorded submission to audition)

Please upload a video that is no longer than 2-3 minutes and responds to the below questions:

  • ​What is your musical background?
  • Why are you applying to DePaul?​​​​​​​​​