Mercer University

Townsend School of Music - Vocal Studies Area

Macon, GA USA

Style & Level

Musical Theatre

Quick Facts

  • Total Number of Graduate Students: 11 - 20
  • Total Number of Faculty: 1 - 5
  • Degrees Offered: Bachelors, Master, Artist diploma
  • In-State Tuition (per semester): $15,001 - $25,000
  • Out-of-State Tuition (per semester): $15,001 - $25,000


Voice - First year intended voice majors must prepare two contrasting pieces, to be performed from memory. The pieces performed should be taken from the standard classical, traditional, sacred, or Broadway styles. All transfer students at the second-year level of vocal study pursuing the B.A. or B.M.E. degrees must prepare three (3) pieces from the standard classical repertoire: one in English, one in either: Spanish, French, German, Italian, or Latin, and one in a foreign language other than those languages listed above. All transfer students at the 3rd or 4th year level, and all potential voice performance (Bachelor of Music) transfer students (2nd-4th year) must prepare five pieces from the standard classical repertoire which include English and two or three foreign languages. Students should bring the sheet music for their pieces with them; an accompanist will be provided. The auditionee will be asked to sight sing and take a music theory placement test. After auditioning, there will be a short interview with the voice faculty.

Masters students in voice performance:

5 selections, including the following:

One opera or oratorio aria

One German Lied

One French melodie

One 20th or 21st century English/American song

One selection of your choice

Note: One of the selections must be in Italian.

Church Music candidates should prepare:

One sacred art song or oratorio aria in the original language

One art song or aria in either French, German, or Italian

One selection of your choice

Note: One of the selections must be in English.

The Townsend School of Music on the Macon Campus offers undergraduate and graduate professional music studies in a comprehensive university environment. The School is nationally recognized for its outstanding faculty, award-winning students, performance ensembles, and state-of-the-art facilities.

The Robert McDuffie Center for Strings, a special institute within Townsend School of Music is a highly selective program that prepares string students for success in the real world. Students study with some of the nation's renowned string musicians, receiving music instruction of conservatory quality, while earning an academically well-rounded education from a comprehensive, nationally recognized university.

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