Voice

Undergraduate

All applicants for degrees in voice (BM or BME) must audition in person or by recording (video preferred).  Prepare two contrasting selections from the standard repertoire in varying styles or tempi.  Pieces should be memorized and sung without score. The audition must be accompanied. You may bring your own accompanist or request one to be provided for your audition at no charge. 

If you have questions about the types of selections that are acceptable for the audition or would like suggestions for books which contain suitable repertoire, please contact Dr. Sarah Daughtrey, Voice Area Coordinator.

Graduate

Vocal Performance Applicants must either perform a live audition or submit an audition recording (video preferred). The audition is to include at least five selections, with music representative of the following styles and languages:

  • Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Contemporary
  • English, Italian, French, German
  • Art song, opera, oratorio

Pieces should be memorized and sung without score. The audition must be accompanied. You may bring your own accompanist or request one to be provided for your audition at no charge. 

Letters of Recommendation:  You are required to have three letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf. The letters should be submitted by instructors in your discipline related to your proposed field of study who are in a position to analyze your musical abilities and academic promise. Letters may be submitted online or on paper via regular mail to Dr. James Shearer, Coordinator of Graduate Studies.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Sarah Daughtrey

Department of Music

Box 30001; MSC 3F
Las Cruces, NM 88003

Email Address: sdaughtr@nmsu.edu
Phone Number: (575) 646-4879

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