Vocal Music

Vocal Music applicants, scroll down to read some tips from Ms. Calloway for your vocal music audition!

On audition day:

  • Please bring 3 copies of your resume. Your current headshot (a small photo) should be included in your resume. Your resume should also reflect any training or special skills within your arts discipline. This resume can be designed in a way that reflects your personality. This example template is just to have something to base it on.
  • Vocal Music applicants are also encouraged to provide a letter of recommendation from a music teacher, if applicable.
  • During the audition, a CD or iPod music without voices may be used for accompaniment. No a cappella auditions are allowed.

All levels/grades 6-12: Students must commit to attending all required rehearsals and performances outside of school hours, and must also be willing to attend a professional concert every nine weeks.


  • Demonstrate a sincere desire to study basic vocal music.
  • Test for rhythmic and melodic ability.
  • Identify common music symbols.
  • Sing a scale and arpeggio from a teacher demonstration.
  • Perform a short prepared solo with accompaniment. (See above.)


  • Read and perform at sight different note values and rhythmic patterns.
  • Perform from memory a short solo demonstrating proficiency (with accompaniment, as noted above).


  • Read and perform at sight melodic lines using neutral syllables or solfege,
  • Sight-read a piece.
  • Perform a prepared solo demonstrating advanced proficiency (with accompaniment, as noted above).

Ms. Calloway’s Tips for Vocal Music Auditions:

  • Please wake up early enough to get your voice warmed up for singing.
  • Make sure your audition space is in a quiet location of your home.
  • Make sure your song selection is appropriate for your age and voice.
  • Please dress appropriately for an audition/interview.  Look nice!
  • Make sure accompaniment is instrumental only if using a track.
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