Bachelor of Music Degree in Performance

Opera/Vocal Studies Concentration


Application Deadline: January 15, 2017

MM Opera/Voice Audition Date in NYC: December 2016
MM Opera/Voice Audition Date at BU: February 17 - 19, 2017

For more specific program information, contact Thomas Goodheart at

VOICE (classical)

Applicants must follow the procedure outlined below. Please note that you must apply for admission before being granted an audition.

Recorded audition: For applicants to the BMus Performance program the Talent Review application is required. The deadline for Talent Review Portfolios is January 15, 2014 for both Early Action and Regular Decision applicants. Instructions are available here.

Recordings should not exceed 15 minutes in length and should include the following songs which should be in contrasting styles. One must be from the 20th-century repertoire:

One Italian art song.

One German or French art song.

One song in English (not a translation)

Live Audition: Only those applicants who pass the prescreening audition will be invited to a live audition.

The audition requirements are the same as for the recording. (you may sing the same pieces or choose different songs)

An accompanist will be provided. Please bring legible, well-organized music for the accompanist.


Plan to arrive at the University one hour before your scheduled audition time. There will be warm-up rooms available for you. Please wear appropriate audition attire.

Question-and-answer and personal interview sessions will be held following auditions. Specific times for these sessions will be available at check-in. These sessions will be followed by a music department tour. All applicants, their families, and guests are welcome to attend.

Students auditioning are invited and encouraged to attend the Tri-Cities Opera production of The Italian Girl in Algiers at 8pm Feb.6th or 3pm Feb.8th

If your audition is successful you will be notified on or around April 1.


The voice faculty is composed of accomplished professionals, dedicated to teaching the next generation of singers.

• Mary Burgess
• Thomas Goodheart
• Joel Harder
• Diane Richardson
• Willie Anthony Waters


 About the Voice and Opera Studies Program


Last Updated: 9/26/16