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Auditions: Undergraduate - 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-screening video 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 no later than December 20 inviting you to schedule your live audition.

Pre-Screening Requirements

Your pre-audition 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 appropriate. 

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 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 pre-audition recording.