College & Recruiting

College Connection: Looking Ahead to What’s Next

The time between high school graduation and beginning your college music studies is short. Read on for some tips on what and how to prepare for entering your college music program.

Making the Most of Your College Experience as a Performing Artist

Four years at college can go by all too quickly considering the years you spend preparing, time you use auditioning, and energy you devote to deciding on the perfect music program. Here are a few suggestions to make the most of your time in those four years once you arrive.

Crossover Corner: Could, Can, Will, and Getting Current with Crossover

Could versus should: One of my favorite things to say to voice students and friends is “Don’t should on yourself.” And I need to regularly remind myself of the same. I’ll overhear a teacher working with a student on a piece I’ve forgotten or a song from a new musical and think, “I should assign this to so-and-so” or “I should learn this music” or “I should start singing Purcell again” or “I should do a lecture recital.”

Four Tips to Help You Succeed in College

Are you preparing to go to college soon? This is an exciting transition to a new stage in your life! There definitely is a learning curve to adjusting to all of these things. Here are a few things to keep in mind to help you get through.

Choosing a College

In the United States there are hundreds of colleges to choose from, so how does one exactly pick a college to attend? Here are tips for choosing the college of your dreams if you are unsure of where to begin. 

What Can Be Done about Fewer Males and Lower Voices on the Singing Scene?

The classical singing industry finds itself with fewer lower voices professionally and in school programs. Recruiting tenors, baritones, and basses requires shifts in cultural understanding of the arts as a professional field.

College Connection: Repertoire Reboot

Choosing repertoire for undergraduate auditions can be difficult to negotiate. You want to present something that fits your voice and highlights your strengths, yet is not overdone. How do you know if you have chosen the appropriate rep? Look no further! Read on to discover what college professors really think about your audition selections.

Tips from Juilliard: Audition Prep Is Not Just About Practicing

Preparing for an audition means hours, days, and weeks of practice. Yet all the practice in the world can be for naught if you do not also pay attention to two other parts of audition preparation.

For Singers Who Want to Perform and Teach: College Search Strategies

Many singers love both performing and teaching. As faculty in Voice and Choral Music Education, we offer strategies for choosing a college that nurtures both passions.

Tips from Juilliard: Making the Most of a Consultation Lesson

Sample lesson. Trial lesson. Consultation lesson. These are all terms related to the suggestion, “Take a lesson.” What follows is some how-to advice along with wisdom from Darrell Babidge, chair of Juilliard’s voice studio faculty. 

College Auditions: Green Flags and Red Flags

What are my listeners thinking and why did they suddenly start taking notes? Audition panels can be hard to read. Knowing the expectations for your level can ease your mind and help you succeed. Here is our audition thought process.

Tips from Juilliard: The Application is Now Open

If you are in your last year of your current program (high school or bachelor's degree), then the pressure is on to complete your applications. Here are some tips.