Core Curriculum:

// Vocal Performance // Ensembles // Advanced Theory // Theory & Harmony // Chorale // Musical Theatre // Movement for Vocalists

The Virtual Audition Includes:

Upon receipt of the application and approval to audition, the student will receive a link to an online portal login to submit their audition components. Within the portal, students can directly upload their videos.

Uploads required: 3 videos or YouTube links

Component 1: The applicant will submit a video of a performance of a musical selection not to exceed two minutes from one the following categories:

  • Sacred/Gospel
  • Classical
  • Patriotic
  • Musical Theatre

Applicants may perform a cappella or provide their own accompaniment.

Component 2: The applicant will receive the name of a common song for the student to sing on video when they log in to Moodle.

Component 3: The applicant will hear a pitch exercise on the computer. The student will record the exercise.

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