• Vocal Music Audition Requirements

    DA Students perform at Extravaganza! Vocal applicants shall sing one of the following selections:

    All auditions should be performed from memory. The applicant may bring his/her own accompanist, or the school will provide one. Applicants may not sing a cappella. 

    In addition to the audition selection, applicants should be prepared to perform and show skills in the following:

    • A vocalise/warm-up [as directed by the vocal faculty]
    • Tonal Recall [singing back on ‘la’ or ‘doo’ three to six random pitches as played by the vocal faculty]
    • Sight Reading—performing random 8-measure selections of rhythmic and/or melodic examples on either solfege [do-re-mi], numbers [1-2-3], or a neutral syllable [‘la’ or ‘doo’] once key center and tempo have been established. Applicants will have approximately 30 seconds to study prior to performing.

    New Singer/Songwriter Track!

    This is a unique track within the Vocal department for the creative songwriter. This track will focus on songwriting, recording, and music industry courses, as well as the classical foundational Vocal courses.

    In addition to the Vocal audition requirements above, students will also be required to submit:

    • 2 written original songs or lyrical poems submitted within the SlideRoom application.

    • Perform an original song, written by the applicant- must include at least the first verse (no longer than 30 sec) and a chorus.

    • Students may also substitute one of the required prepared songs listed above with Fever, America the Beautiful, Autumn leaves, Somewhere over the rainbow, or Summertime.