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The audition will consist of the performance of a prepared solo, evaluation of tonal memory and sight singing.  Evaluation will also be based upon potential ability, performance skills and knowledge of music fundamentals. 


How To Prepare For The Audition

Select a 1-2 minute classical musical theatre song solo (no belting), art song, aria, or folk song to show off your vocal strengths.  A cappella, Popular, R & B, Rap, or Top 40 music is not allowed.

Practice with a piano accompanist.


What To Bring To The Audition

  • One copy of the prepared piece for panelists.

  • One copy of music for the accompanist. (Accompanist will be provided.)


What To Expect During The Audition

You will sing through your prepared piece by memory.  Depending on time, you may be asked to sing only a portion of your piece. 

You may be asked to sing in a different style

You may be asked to sing a familiar tune (i.e. Happy Birthday, Star Spangled Banner, etc.)


The audition will include: 

  • Performance of prepared piece

  • Sight-reading Excerpt: (Melodic Only) Sight reading will include all note values down to
    the eighth note and will include an octave. You may sing on numbers, solfege, or a
    neutral syllable.


Students will be evaluated individually.  Areas of assessment will include:

  • Tone Quality

  • Rhythm

  • Notes and Pitch

  • Dynamics

  • Expression and Style

  • Ability to take Direction

  • Tonal Memory

  • Singing Lowest of Two Pitches

  • Sight Reading

  • Ability to receive feedback/constructive criticism


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2425 Dusk Dr.

San Diego, CA 92139


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