Auditions

So you’re ready to start your professional vocal journey!

All students will be required to submit a first-round audition to be considered for Conservatory acceptance. Audition requirements have been carefully crafted by our expert faculty and will be reviewed by a panel of professionals. The requirements are designed to allow the panel to get an accurate sense of your current vocal abilities, preferred styles, and stage presence. Students who show exceptional potential will be invited to complete a second round of auditions.

Please review the following pages carefully—incomplete or late materials will not be considered.

Material Requirements

  • An essay between 1000-1500 words on why a musical career is important to you.
  • At least 500 words on your background.
  • One up-tempo and one ballad (no more than two minutes each) sung with a live instrument or instrumental track.

Song Recommendations

Female:

  • Angel Eyes: Matt Dennis & Earl Brent
  • Back to Base: Closer Than Ever
  • Beautiful Things: Tori Kelly
  • Bittersweet: Lianne La Havas
  • Burn: Hamilton
  • Caged Bird: Alicia Keys
  • Dangerous Woman: Alicia Keys
  • Dynamite: Sigrid
  • Elastic Heart: Sia
  • Fool That I Am: Etta James
  • Focus: HER
  • Gravity: Sara Bareilles
  • Harden My Heart: Quarterflash
  • Hero’s: Vera Blue
  • I’ll Never Love Again: A Star Is Born
  • Left Side: Eloise
  • Look What I Found: A Star is Born
  • Loved By You: Kirby
  • Maybe I Like it This Way: The Wild Party
  • Maybe This Time: Cabaret
  • Manhattan: Sara Bareilles
  • Never Give All Your Heart: Bombshell
  • Out of Love: Alessia Cara
  • Perfect: Tom Kitt
  • Say You Love Me: Jessie Ware
  • Something’s Gotta Hold on Me: Etta James
  • So In Love: Kiss Me Kate
  • The Light In the Piazza: The Light In the Piazza
  • We Belong: Pat Benatar
  • With You: Ghost
  • Where Did I Go: Jorja Smith
  • Whispering: Spring Awakening
  • Valerie: Amy Whinehouse
  • You Should Know Where I’m Coming From: Banks

Male:

  • Afterglow: Ed Sheeran
  • Against All Odds: Phil Colins
  • Along the Way: Edges
  • Anyone: Justin Bieber
  • A Song For You: Donny Hathaway
  • Bad Habit: Ben Platt
  • Creep: Radiohead
  • Demons: Imagine Dragons
  • Every Breaking Wave: U2
  • Hallelujah: Jeff Buckley
  • Her Voice: The Little Mermaid
  • In My Blood: Shawn Mendes
  • If I Didn’t Believe In You: Last Five Years
  • Jealous: Labrinth
  • Just the Way You Are: Bruno Mars
  • Let it Go: James Bay
  • One Song Glory: Rent
  • Somebody to Love: Queen
  • Train Wreck: James Arthur
  • Till You Came Into My Life: Jekyll & Hyde
  • Use Me: Bill Withers
  • Unchained Melody: Righteous Brothers
  • When A Man Loves A Woman: Michael Bolton
  • When Doves Cry: Prince
  • Where’s My Love: SYML
  • Your Song: Elton John
  • You Send Me: Sam Cooke