Classical Categories and Requirements

  • Music must be memorized (Oratorio may be sung with music)
  • Accompanists must play from published, not copied music

High School Categories and Repertoire Requirements  (10 minutes)

Repertoire Requirements for High School Singers

Three Selections Required

1 art song in English

1 art song in a foreign language

1 art song of singer’s choice (not Musical Theatre), or an opera aria written before 1800

High School Female:  Grade 9

High School Female:  Grade 10

High School Female:  Grade 11

High School Female:  Grade 12

High School Male:  Grades 9 & 10

High School Male:  Grade 11

High School Male:  Grade 12

 

College Categories and Repertoire Requirements  (10 minutes)

Repertoire Requirements for College Singer

Three Selections Required

1 art song in English

1 art song in a foreign language

1 aria from the 17th or 18th century repertoire OR 1 art song of singer’s choice from any era, but not Musical Theatre

College 1:   Post High School, 1-3 Years College study

College 2:  Post High School, 3-5 Years College study               

 

 

Advanced 1:  Up to age 25 with over 4 years of vocal study, including 5th year college seniors (15 minutes) 

Four Selections Required

One of the four selections must be in English

Two additional languages are required

2 art songs in 2 different languages (original texts)

1 opera aria (original language) OR 1 oratorio aria  (May be an appropriate English translation)           

1 Contemporary art song composed after 1950

Advanced 2:  Ages 26 and above with over 4 years of vocal study (15 minutes)

Four Selections Required

Refer to repertoire for Advanced 1

Avocational 1:  Post High School to age 24.  This is for the singer who is not a college voice major or working in the field of singing or teaching singing. (10 minutes)  

Three Selections Required

1 art song in English

1 art song in a foreign language

1 art song or aria or singer’s choice (not Musical Theatre)

Avocational 2:  Ages 25 and above with less than 5 years of vocal study.  This is for the adult who is not a college voice major or working in the field of singing or teaching singing. (10 minutes)

Three Selections Required

Refer to repertoire for Avocational I

Avocational 3:  Ages over 50.   This is for the adult who is not a college voice major, or working in the field of singing or teaching singing.  (10 minutes)

Three Selections Required

Refer to repertoire for Avocational I

Avocational 4:  Ages 25 and above with 5 or more years of vocal study.  This is for the adult who is not a college voice major, or working in the field of singing or teaching singing.  (15 minutes) 

Four Selections Required

1 opera or oratorio aria

1 art song in English

1 art song in a foreign language

1 art song of singer’s choice (not Musical Theatre)