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Freshman and Sophomore Examination Requirements for Voice

Freshman Examination Requirements

At the end of the second semester of freshman-level lessons (MUS 107) students must demonstrate vocal proficiency and musicianship appropriate to moving on to sophomore-level voice lessons. The faculty will determin e whether the student:

  • can demonstrate vocal proficiency and growth
  • has learned at a sufficient rate during the first year
  • has sufficient mastery of English and Italian diction and is ready to progress to French and German
  • shows the potential to proceed through the music major program
  • demonstrates the work ethic necessary to succeed as a musician

If the student fails the Freshman Examination, he or she will be required to take an additional semester of MUS 107. If the student fails the Freshman Examination a second time, the student may not continue as a voice major.

Sophomore Examination Requirements

At the end of the second semester of sophomore-level voice lessons (MUS 207), students must demonstrate vocal proficiency and musicianship appropriate to moving on to junior-level voice lessons.  The faculty will determine whether the student:

  • can demonstrate advanced vocal proficiency and growth
  • has learned at a sufficient rate during the second year
  • has sufficient mastery of English, Italian, French, and German diction
  • can perform successfully in Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 20th-c. vocal styles, including at least one selection from operatic or oratorio repertoire
  • shows the potential to proceed through the music major program

If the student fails the Sophomore Examination, he or she will be required to take an additional semester of MUS 207. If the student fails the Sophomore Examination a second time, the student may not continue as a voice major. 

For voice majors in the B.A. program, the required public recital will substitute for the Sophomore Examination.

 

 

 

 

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