Applicants must present a live audition. In the case of international students who cannot audition in person, a recorded audition (video) may be submitted for conditional acceptance. Acceptance into the M.M. program remains conditional until the student has played a successful live audition and passed written entrance examinations in September. The criteria for the validating audition and written tests administered in September are the same as for regular entrance auditions.
Applicants must be prepared to perform from memory two works from the standard solo repertory, chosen from the following:
In addition, applicants should prepare five selections from the list below, in the printed high (soprano) keys. A singer will be provided. Memorization is not required.
All candidates will be asked to sight-read excerpts from the vocal literature.
Dorabella’s recit “Ah, scostati” and aria “Smanie implacabili” from Così fan tutte
Count’s recitative and aria “Hai gia vinta la causa-Vedro mentr’io sospiro” from Le Nozze di Figaro
Donna Elvira’s Recitative “In quali eccessi” and aria “Mi tradì” from Don Giovanni
The selections to be played and sung at the same time by the applicant will be judged on the applicant’s coordination ability, not on the vocal quality of the performer. Feel free to change octaves and sing in any comfortable range.
Other repertoire may be substituted for #3. A singer is provided, but you may also bring your own singer if substituting other repertoire. Please contact Ecornett@peabody.jhu.edu for substitution requests.