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Graduate Voice Auditions

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**All Auditions for Fall 2021 Admission will be conducted Virtually**

Audition Requirements

The School of Music Voice Area will hear recorded auditions only for Fall 2021 admission. There will be no preliminary screening round.  Upload the files to YouTube or other video file sharing sites; be sure the links do not expire and are accessible to our School.  All audition materials must be received by January 4, 2021.

Refer to the required repertoire as stated below for M.A. and D.M.A. audition requirements.  All pieces must be sung from memory with piano accompaniment.  Announce each selection (title, composer) prior to your performance. 

There should be a combination of close-up and full-body camera angles. Attire should be concert or audition clothing. Along with the recordings, please include a Curriculum Vitae/Musical Resume and Repertoire List.

Students must submit a voice audition information sheet via email to Professor John Muriello.

There will be additional virtual informal interviews for the those who are considered for Teaching Assistantships in February 2020.  The interviews will be scheduled individually. 

The D.M.A. audition committee is comprised of all members of the UI voice faculty. A majority vote by the committee constitutes its decision. If disapproved, the audition may be repeated once at the discretion of the voice faculty.

Master of Arts

  • A program consisting of five memorized selections, including one aria, which demonstrate proficiency in the four major singing languages (English, French, German and Italian).

All audition materials must be received before January 4, 2021. 

A senior recital by an undergraduate currently enrolled in the University of Iowa School of Music Voice Area may serve as an MA audition with pre-approval of the voice faculty.

Doctor of Musical Arts

  • A program consisting of 8 memorized pieces from the standard concert repertoire, including 2 operatic and/or oratorio arias.  The program should be representative of various styles and periods, and demonstrate the singer's command of diction in French, German, Italian and English. Repertoire in other languages (Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, the Scandinavian languages, etc.) of course, are welcome as well.  

All audition materials must be received before February 1, 2021.  

A final M.A. thesis recital by a graduate student already enrolled in the University of Iowa may be accepted as a D.M.A. audition with the pre-approval of the voice faculty.

Questions?

For further information, please contact John Muriello, Voice Area Head,  at john-muriello@uiowa.edu.