All applicants for the voice concentration must submit a preliminary audition video recording. On the basis of this prescreening, they may be invited to submit the required final video audition. Voice applicants currently enrolled in a degree program at Mannes are not prescreened.
The recorded performance should be up to 30 minutes in duration and must consist of three works of contrasting style and language that meet three of the audition repertoire requirements listed below.
- An Italian composition of the 17th or 18th century
- An art song in German or French
- An aria or art song in English
At least one of these pieces must be a contemporary composition written after 1970, which may be an original composition or arrangement by the auditionee.
Optional: An aria from an opera or oratorio of the applicant's choice sung in the original language.
Mannes encourages the performance of music of our time and the works of BIPOC, women, and gender-nonconforming composers.
Note: If you wish to discuss your selected repertoire with us, please email us at [email protected].
Applicants invited to the final round are welcome to upload additional video recordings that meet the previously stated repertoire requirements from the prescreen round.