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Pre-Screening

Pre-screening is required for the Regular Decision round only.

Undergraduate

  • A pre-screening video with three selections must be uploaded to the Peabody application.
  • Of the three classical selections required, at least one should be in English and one in a foreign language.
  • Selections must be memorized, and should show a variety of styles and tempi.

Graduate

  • A short video of two arias and a song (one in English) is required to be uploaded to the Peabody application for pre-screening.

Learn more about Pre-Screening

Auditions

Undergraduate (BM)

Three pieces are required.

  • Please include one piece in English and one in a foreign language
  • Selections should display a variety of styles and tempi
  • Pieces must be memorized

Graduate (MM, GPD)

Eight pieces are required.

  • Please include three foreign languages and English in this audition.
  • Please show a variety of styles and include operatic and/or oratorio arias and recitative.
  • Pieces must be memorized (except oratorio and/or complicated repertoire of the 20th/21st century)
  • For the MM in Early Music, requirements follow those of the MM in Voice, except that 4 or 5 of the 6 selections ​must be written before 1800. A Gregorian chant and at least one selection from the Renaissance should ​be included.

Doctor of Musical Arts

Ten pieces are required.

  • Please include selections in German, French, Italian, and English
  • Please show a broad variety of styles which demonstrate interest in sophisticated programming, including:
    • at least one operatic aria
    • one oratorio aria
    • one recitative which connects to one of the above arias or that is freestanding
    • other non-operatic pieces
  • Must be memorized (except oratorio and/or complicated repertoire of the 21st century)
  • Please include one selection composed since 1990
  • Please submit a hypothetical (or actual) well-conceived recital program
  • Additional selections may be added to demonstrate repertoire or additional language passions

Artist Diploma

AD applicants in voice must prepare a program of no less than 70 minutes duration, representing at least three style periods. To meet these requirements, please use the following guidelines:

  • Please include selections in German, French, Italian, and English
  • Please show a broad variety of styles which demonstrate interest in sophisticated programming, including:
    • at least one operatic aria
    • one oratorio aria
    • one recitative which connects to one of the above arias or that is freestanding
    • other non-operatic pieces
  • Must be memorized (except oratorio and/or complicated repertoire of the 21st century)
  • Please include one selection composed since 1990
  • Please submit a hypothetical (or actual) well-conceived recital program
  • Additional selections may be added to demonstrate repertoire or additional language passions