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CONTEMPORARY VOICE

Audition Requirements

Basic Information


There are two degree programs in the School of Music that offer Contemporary Voice as an instrument option: Commercial Music and BA in Music.

  • Commercial Music Applicants must be invited to live audition pending portfolio submission (see Commercial Music admission requirements)
  • BA in Music Applicants will need to attend the live audition in January; no pre-screening necessary.
  • Auditions for Commercial Music AND the BA in Music with Contemporary Voice will be held January 2023. 

What to Prepare for your Vocal Audition

TWO contrasting selections (upbeat & ballad) demonstrating your understanding of a contemporary vocal sound.

  • Songs can be any contemporary genre, i.e: jazz, country, musical theatre, pop/rock etc.  Original material is not required but accepted for one of your selections.
  • Both pieces need to be under 3 min combined. Because this is a vocal audition, we recommend not playing for yourself.  An accompanist will be provided.

Videotaped auditions from out-of-town applicants will be accepted until the audition date. Please upload your YouTube video to the application.

If you have any other questions, please contact Korianne Johnson at korianne_johnson@byu.edu.

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