The On-Site Audition Includes:
- Performance of a series of unrehearsed musical assignments provided on-site, and
- Performance of a musical selection not to exceed two minutes from the following categories: Sacred/Gospel, Classical, Patriotic or Musical Theatre. Applicants may perform a capella or provide their own accompaniment.
- A piano will be available for your audition. Recorded accompaniment with no background vocals may be used, a CD player will be provided.
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Vocal Department News
Patton Rice, director of vocal music at the Mississippi School of the Arts, has been a soloist and has performed at Carnegie Hall several times. As a baritone, he has distinguished himself as a performer and soloist with several symphony orchestras, opera and theater companies throughout the state, nation and abroad. Rice’s education includes a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Auburn University, and a Masters in Vocal Performance from Florida State University, where he is an ABD doctoral candidate.
“I teach voice class with a lot of one-on-one. They get choral preparation, musical training, as well as solo preparation.”
Patton Rice, Vocal Music Instructor