Masterclass with Lynn Helding

Undergraduate Audition

Auditions are required of all students who wish to study voice at The University of Alabama. Please review our specific audition requirements; you may also wish to consult the School of Music’s information on undergraduate admissions and scholarships.

Spring 2019 Undergraduate Voice Audition Dates – TBA

  • January 26, 2019
  • February 16, 2019
  • February 18, 2019
  • March 2, 2019 (last audition date for undergraduate scholarship consideration)

Graduate Audition

Pre-screening recordings are required in order to obtain an audition for the graduate programs in voice.  Three selections are required in a video format.  All potential students must apply to the UA Graduate School and submit an audition request to the School of Music (see links below) before recordings can be screened.  Application must be made and recordings received at least 6 weeks prior to the preferred audition date.

Pre-screening recordings, along with any questions about the voice program and the audition process, should be sent to Dr. Paul Houghtaling, Voice Area Coordinator, at phoughtaling@ua.edu.

In addition to admission to the University’s Graduate School, the School of Music requires an audition (upon acceptance from the pre-screening round) for entry into all MM and DMA programs. The audition program in voice should include five or six varied selections for the MM audition, and a 20-25 minute recital program for the DMA audition.  All graduate auditions should demonstrate an understanding of various vocal styles such as lieder, mélodie, 20th and 21st century techniques, as well as opera and oratorio arias. Students should also be able to show facility in diction and basic comprehension of the foreign languages commonly used in classical singing.

Spring 2019 Graduate Voice Audition Dates

  • January 26, 2019
  • February 16, 2019
  • February 18, 2019
  • March 1, 2019