Vocal

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A Degree in Vocal 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. Many of these ensembles are also open to singers at FIU who are not music majors. 

Minor in Sacred Music

A minor is Sacred Music is available for students receiving the Bachelor of Music degree or the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree and is designed to allow music majors to further and develop the skills and expertise needed to work successfully in the area of sacred music.

Required Courses

Required Courses 

  • MUG 4202 Choral Conducting (1)
  • MUM 4940 Music Internship (3)
  • MUM 4940 Applied Elective (organ, piano, guitar, or voice lessons with a focus on sacred music (2)

Music History and Literature (3) Choose from the following:

  • MUL 4643 Choral Literature
  • MUL 4490 Survey of Organ Literature
  • MUH 4680 Special Topics in Music History*
    •  This course is offered on a variety of topics, to fulfill the requirements for the minor, students must enroll in the section titled: Origins of Sacred Polyphony

Religious Studies (3)

  • REL 3398 Rhythms of the Sacred
  • REL 3308 Studies in World Religion

Totaling 12 credits

Submit your Application

 

Do You Have Questions?

Contact Our Coordinator of Vocal Studies

Dr. Vindhya Khare

(305) 348-4915

vkhare@fiu.edu

WPAC 146A

 

B.M. in Vocal Studies

Audition Requirements

Performance Majors:

Submit a high quality video(s) recording and a brief description of your experience in the voice idiom (in school or otherwise) and with whom you have studied. Transfer students will also be asked to complete a Diction Diagnostic Test.

  • 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.

Non-Performance Majors (Composition, Music Business, Music Education, or Music Technology):

  • High school applicants—two art songs in two different languages
  • Sophomore transfers—three art songs in two different languages
  • Junior transfers—four art songs or arias in three different languages
  • Senior transfers—five art songs or arias in three different languages.

Audition Dates

Qualified candidates will be invited to audition in person at FIU. Organized auditions are held three times per year, but can be scheduled at other times throughout the year upon request. Applicants who wish to be considered for University merit-based scholarships should attend the November 4th audition date. Theory and history placement tests will be given during organized audition days. Upcoming audition dates include:

  • Saturday, November 4, 2017
  • Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • Saturday, March 3, 2018

 

Do You Have Questions?

Contact Our Coordinator of Vocal Studies

Dr. Vindhya Khare

(305) 348-4915

vkhare@fiu.edu

WPAC 146A

 

M.M. in Vocal Performance

Audition Requirements

Include a brief description of your experience in the voice idiom (school or otherwise) and with whom you have studied. Graduate students will also be asked to complete a Diction Diagnostic Test. Submit a high quality video recording(s), including all of the items listed below in the Pre-Screen Requirements:

  • 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.

Audition Dates

Qualified candidates will be invited to audition in person at FIU. Organized auditions are held three times per year, but can be scheduled at other times throughout the year upon request. Applicants who wish to be considered for University merit-based scholarships should attend the November 4th audition date. Theory and history placement tests will be given during organized audition days. Upcoming audition dates include:

  • Saturday, November 4, 2017
  • Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • Saturday, March 3, 2018

Do You Have Questions?

Contact Our Coordinator of Vocal Studies

 

Dr. Vindhya Khare

(305) 348-4915

vkhare@fiu.edu

WPAC 146A

 

 

FIU Sings!

Audition Information & Dates

Auditions for the choirs are quick (5-10 minutes) and informal. Dr. Longo will decide which choir best suits you by guiding you through vocal exercises assessing your range, and your rhythmic, aural and sight-singing skills as well as discussing any previous singing experience you may have (none required). You may bring a prepared piece if you wish. Auditions for fall semester will be held on Wednesday, August 16 – Sunday, August 20. After August 21, auditions will be by appointment only.

Schedule an audition now!

Questions? Contact Dr. Kathryn K. Longo at klongo@fiu.edu or 305-348-0496.

Auditioned Ensembles

WOMEN’S CHORUS

The Women’s Chorus at FIU is an ensemble that performs the unique and compelling choral repertoire composed and arranged specifically for women’s voices.  The ensemble performs music from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, as well as popular and folk music from around the world.

The ensemble is open to experienced singers in the FIU community. Admission is by AUDITION ONLY. Upon a successful audition, singers must register for the course, MUN 2320/4324/5325.

Rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:00-4:50 pm in WPAC Room 150.

CONCERT CHOIR

The Concert Choir is Florida International University’s premiere choral ensemble. The FIU Concert Choir has performed at state, regional, and national music conferences and is recorded on the Capstone and CRI labels.  The ensemble performs sacred and secular choral repertoire of all eras from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, as well as arrangements of spirituals and folk music of various cultures around the globe. In March 2017, the choir performed with the National Symphony of Cuba and Schola Cantorum Coralina in Havana.

The ensemble is open to experienced singers in the FIU community. Admission is by AUDITION ONLY. Upon a successful audition, singers must register for the course, MUN 1310/3313/5315. Rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays 1:00-2:50 pm in WPAC Room 150.

Non-auditioned Ensembles

UNIVERSITY SINGERS (formally known as MASTER CHORALE)

Membership in Master Chorale is open to all FIU students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the greater Miami community. The Master Chorale is a large choral ensemble that performs a wide variety of choral music. A sincere love of singing and a desire to share your talents with like-minded singers is all that’s required. Rehearsals are Monday and Wednesday from 2:00pm – 2:50pm in WPAC Room 150. Come join us!

You may register for the course (MUN 1380/3383/5385) or participate as a community member (No registration required).

Contact Dr. Kathryn K. Longo at klongo@fiu.edu or 305-348-3359.

FIUNITY GOSPEL CHOIR – NEW IN 2018!

Come join us! A mixed choir performing repertoire from the African-American tradiion including hymns, anthems, and sprituals as well as contemporary Gospel music. Membership is open to all FIU students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the greater Miami community.

Rehearsals are Monday evenings from 6:30-9pm at FIU’s MMC Campus, WPAC room 150, under the direction of Terence Clayton. You may register for the course (MUN 1340/3343/5345) or participate as a community member, no registration required.

Questions? Contact Terence Clayton at fiunitygospelchoir@gmail.com. 

Handbooks & Forms

Voice Guidelines 2017-18

School of Music
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center