Brooklyn College CUNY

Brooklyn, NY USA

Voice Audition Requirements-


Two songs originally written in English (Copland, Barber, Rorem, Bernstein, Vaughan Williams, Britten, Haydn, Purcell, Handel, lute songs)

One song or aria originally set in a foreign language may be presented in the original language or in English (Mozart, Bach, Puccini, Debussy, Schubert, Brahms, seventeenth and eighteenth century Italian literature, or other opera and oratorio selections)

One song of the applicant's choice

Sight reading


A sacred or secular aria from the Baroque

A song from the nineteenth or early twentieth century from the German or French repertory

An operatic aria and/or an aria from the standard oratorio repertory

A twentieth-century song, aria, or chamber work (that can be performed with piano accompaniment)

Any other song or aria (applicant's choice)

Sight reading

Situated amid the vibrant cultural milieu that is Brooklyn, the Conservatory of Music of Brooklyn College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in composition, music education, musicology, and performance, along with advanced certificate programs in music education and performance, a post-master's Advanced Diploma in Performance, M.F.A. programs in sonic arts and media scoring, and a new master of music in global jazz and contemporary music studies. Instrumental scholarships are available for outstanding performers: string, woodwind, brass, and percussion applicants along with collaborative pianists. Study with world-class faculty and receive professional training while being part of a great academic institution. Conservatory alumni are flourishing in their field, performing in orchestras, opera houses, night clubs, and cutting-edge concert venues, fostering arts organizations and festivals, and teaching in schools across the country and around the world.

Leonard & Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts

The new Leonard & Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts on the Brooklyn College campus is a state-of-the-art facility that promises to become one of the borough's premiere performance venues. Explore the great music and theater that is going on in our spectacular new building.

Leonard & Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts