For your audition, please prepare from memory one song or aria of your choice. Remember to bring an easily readable copy of your score for the collaborative pianist accompanying your audition.
All Bachelor of Arts students who are music majors looking to take voice lessons for any term during 2023-24 should either: A) plan to schedule a studio placement audition during New Student Week Orientation; or B) reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a one-on-one brief meeting.
If choosing Option A: for your audition, please prepare from memory one song or aria of your choice. Remember to bring an easily readable copy of your score for the collaborative pianist accompanying your audition.
If choosing Option B: we’ll set up a time and chat, as well as vocalize. If you have a song or aria you’d like to sing, we’ll also do that. Ideally, this will be during New Student Week, but we can also do this at a time that is mutually convenient for both of us.
Those who have good reason to request a particular studio teacher (typically based on a teacher recommendation, alumni connection, or personal knowledge of a teacher’s work) may do so with a request sent by email to the chair of the voice department (email@example.com) and to the requested teacher no later than the morning of placement auditions. While we cannot guarantee placement, we make every effort to honor studio requests. Please note that a studio request does not exempt you from a studio placement audition.
Happily, whether you select one of us, or we select you, most students establish a healthy and productive relationship with their new teacher here. If the relationship is not sufficiently productive, we will work with you to facilitate a change. Our collective goal is for you to develop and grow as a singer.
Make sure to ask your advisor if you are expected to follow up on any of the following placement opportunities:
If you have other questions, don't hesitate to write to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Steven Paul Spears
Chair, Voice Department
Associate Professor of Music
Voice, Vocal Literature, and English, Italian & French Dictions