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BM in Voice Performance

The Division of Vocal Studies at FIU is one of the fastest-growing vocal programs in the region. FIU voice students receive instruction from internationally recognized artist/teachers and enjoy performance opportunities in award-winning choral ensembles, the dynamic FIU Opera Theater, and a wide variety of specialty ensembles like the New Music Ensemble, Collegium Musicum, and the Jazz Vocal Ensemble.


Admissions & Audition Information

HOW TO GET STARTED NOW-

1. Complete FIU application – Applicants who do not complete FIU’s online university application cannot be fully reviewed for admission by the School of Music, nor can they be considered for music scholarships or graduate assistantships. Click here to visit FIU Admissions.

All students seeking admission to the School of Music must audition on an instrument/voice, including freshmen and transfer students. This includes prospective majors and minors in music. We urge you to apply and audition as early as possible so that you can be considered for a scholarship or receive financial assistance.

 

2. Complete your GetAcceptd application – Completing the GetAcceptd submission and pre-screening process is essential and required of all students applying to FIU’s School of Music. If you pass the pre-screening you will be invited to a live audition. Live audition dates are listed below. In the application you will be asked to select your preferred live audition date. Applicants who wish to be considered for University merit-based scholarships must attend the November 5th audition date. Students must have a 3.0 GPA to be considered. Your materials must be submitted through GetAcceptd at least 72 hours prior to your preferred live audition date. Click here to submit your pre-audition materials and select a live audition date.

 

Submit the following for your GetAcceptd Pre-Screening:

Upload a high quality video(s) recording to GetAccepted and a brief description of your experience in the voice idiom (in school or otherwise) and with whom you have studied.

Please Note: This video is intended as a “pre-screening” for the on-campus audition and will not necessarily result in automatic admission to the Voice Division.

Pre-Screening Requirements

  • High School Applicants: three art songs in two different languages
  • Sophomore Transfers: four art songs in three different languages
  • Junior Transfers: five art songs or arias in four different languages
  • Senior Transfers: six art songs or arias in four different languages

 

Audition Requirements. Include a brief description of your experience in the voice idiom (in school or otherwise) and with whom you have studied.

Please Note: This video is intended as a “pre-screening” for the on-campus audition and will not necessarily result in automatic admission to the Voice Division.

Audition Requirements for Vocal Performance Majors:

  • High school applicantsthree art songs in two different languages
  • Sophomore transfersfour art songs in three different languages
  • Junior transfersfive art songs or arias in four different languages
  • Senior transferssix art songs or arias in four different languages.

 

Note: Transfer students in Vocal Performance will also be asked to complete a Diction Diagnostic Test

 

Audition Requirements for Non-Performance majors (BM Composition, Music Business, Music Education, or Music Technology):

  • High school applicantstwo art songs in two different languages
  • Sophomore transfersthree art songs in two different languages
  • Junior transfersfour art songs or arias in three different languages
  • Senior transfersfive art songs or arias in three different languages.

 

Please Note: In the application you will be asked to select your preferred live audition date. Please be sure to submit your materials at least 72 hours prior to your preferred live audition date.

Auditions are held at 9:00am in the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center (WPAC) by appointment or on the following days:

Saturday, November 5, 2016 | Saturday, February 4, 2017 | Saturday, March 4, 2017

 

Theory Placement

All entering undergraduates must take a theory placement test. At the very least, they must take a Music Fundamentals test. Entering freshmen that have taken high school theory and transfer students who have previously taken college-level theory can try one of the upper-level tests to place out of one or more courses from the theory and sight-singing sequences. The theory placement tests may be taken either on one of our audition days or on the Thursday before the first week of classes in both Fall and Spring. For further information regarding theory placement tests, please visit the Theory Information webpage.

The Division of Vocal Studies at FIU is one of the fastest-growing vocal programs in the region offering a graduate M.M. degree in Vocal Performance. FIU voice students receive instruction from internationally recognized artist/teachers and enjoy performance opportunities in award-winning choral ensembles, the dynamic FIU Opera Theater, and a wide variety of specialty ensembles such as the New Music Ensemble, Collegium Musicum, and the Vocal Jazz Combo.


HOW TO GET STARTED NOW-

1. Complete FIU application – Applicants who do not complete FIU’s online university application cannot be fully reviewed for admission by the School of Music, nor can they be considered for music scholarships or graduate assistantships. Click here to visit FIU Graduate Admissions. All students seeking admission to the School of Music must audition on an instrument/voice, including freshmen and transfer students. This includes prospective majors and minors in music. We urge you to apply and audition as early as possible so that you can be considered for a scholarship or receive financial assistance.

 

2. Complete your GetAcceptd application

Please upload the following via GetAcceptd:

  • A high quality video recording(s), including all of the items listed below in the Pre-Screen Requirements. Include a brief description of your experience in the voice idiom (school or otherwise) and with whom you have studied.

 

Please Note: This video is intended as a “pre-screening” for the on-campus audition and will not necessarily result in automatic admission to the Voice Division.

 

Pre-Screen Requirements include:

  • Minimum seven selections.
  • Minimum four languages and style periods.
  • Minimum one opera aria.
  • Minimum one oratorio aria.
  • One German-language “Lied.”
  • One French-language “Melodie.”
  • One late 20th century American or British art song (in English), which represents post-Romantic, non-Common Practice compositional style.
  • The final two selections may be chosen by the candidate from the above categories or from an additional language or style period.

 

Note: Graduate students will also be asked to complete a Diction Diagnostic Test.

 

Please Note: In the application you will be asked to select your preferred live audition date. Please be sure to submit your materials at least 72 hours prior to your preferred live audition date.

Auditions are held at 9:00am in the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center (WPAC) by appointment or on the following days:

Saturday, November 5, 2016 | Saturday, February 4, 2017 | Saturday, March 4, 2017

 

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Vindhya Khare

Program Coordinator of Vocal Studies

Tel: 305.348.3587

Email: vindhya.khare@fiu.edu

Office Location: 146A