Vocal Area Audition Requirements

Contact Dr. Brian C. Murray at bmurray7@uwyo.edu 

Students will perform two selections from memory. Both may be in English, but a song in a contrasting language is preferred. Selections should be from the classical vocal repertory and can include aria, art song, folk song, and other classifications that are not of a "pop" style. Singers are encouraged to choose repertoire that most accurately shows the beauty and potential of the voice.

Students will offer five selections (1 aria, 1 oratorio, 3 art songs) from memory in at least three of the following languages: English, Italian, French, German.

After the online audition application is completed, singers will be contacted to schedule an audition time.

Vocal auditions will include a musical skills assessment. Singers will read both rhythm and melody at sight. Rhythms may include simple or compound meters, dotted and syncopated figures and ties. Melodies may include simple or compound meter, leaps from the tonic triad, IV, and V chords, syncopated figures, and may be in major or minor tonalities. Use of the solfege system is preferred. (If you would like help to prepare these skills, please contact Dr. Murray at bmurray7@uwyo.edu).

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Department of Music

University of Wyoming

1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3037

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5242

Fax: (307) 766-5326

Email: musicdpt@uwyo.edu

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