Applicants should be prepared to sing two contrasting classical songs from memory, one of which should be in Italian; classical English repertoire and folk songs are encouraged. Transfer students should include art songs in French or German, where appropriate. Students will be evaluated on vocal potential, expression and basic musical skills, including sight-reading a simple melody and selected technical exercises or warm-ups. An accompanist will be provided.
Italian songs of the 17th and 18th centuries; English songs/arias from Baroque and Contemporary eras; folk songs; accessible literature from German and French composers.