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
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 by no later than
December 20 inviting you to schedule your live audition.
Your pre-screening video 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.
Live Audition Requirements
All live 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
For regional auditions in Atlanta and Los Angeles, vocalists must provide their own accompanists.
For on-campus auditions, DePaul will provide an accompanists unless an applicant prefers to bring their own.
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).
- students should be prepared to sight read and may be asked to read at sight texts in Italian, German and French.