Voice and Opera


A pre‐screening VIDEO submitted to Acceptd, is required for all graduate programs in Voice and Opera (Graduate Certificate in Music Performance, MM, and DMA). The submission deadline is December 1st.

The submission must include a minimum of five selections (including at least one aria), with one piece each in:

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • English.

Once you have passed the pre-screening, you will be invited for a live audition.


Please note: due to Covid 19 concerns, KU School of Music will be offering video auditions in lieu of the live auditions. .


Audition Requirements: You do not need to send music in advance.

Graduate Certificate in Music Performance  and MM in Voice or Opera:

A maximum of six selections covering the major languages (French, German, Italian, English), including an aria from either an oratorio or opera.

DMA in Voice:

A full 45‐50 minute recital program to include song literature as well as at least one opera and one oratorio aria. The repertoire must include the four standard languages of English, Italian, French, and German.


Complete a video audition through Acceptd.

Faculty Contact: Julia Broxholm, jbroxhol@ku.edu   


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