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Lamont School of Music

Lamont School of Music

Audition and Portfolio Requirements


Pre-Screening Recording

All Voice majors must submit a pre-screen audition video via the Lamont application. The contents of the recording should include the same requirements as the live audition. To receive priority consideration, please submit your pre-screen no later than January 15. Recordings received after this date will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants who pass the pre-screen audition will be invited to perform a live audition on a regular audition date. Recordings do not need to be professional or studio recordings. A video with good audio quality is sufficient. Audition materials received after the deadlines listed below will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Live Audition

Applicants who pass the pre-screening portion of the audition will be invited for a live audition in Denver. Live auditions are approximately 15 minutes in length, and a piano accompanist will be provided. Please bring a well-marked piano-vocal score to your audition. Applicants are invited to bring their own accompanist, if they would like to do so.

Applicants Unable to Travel to Denver

While Lamont faculty prefer to have applicants audition on campus, those unable to travel to Denver for a live audition may submit a recorded VIDEO audition in lieu of the on-campus audition. Recordings received after January 15 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. This video will be used for both the pre-screening and the final audition. See below for additional requirements for the recorded auditions.

Video recordings must be submitted via the Lamont application. Recordings must be of good sound quality and include all required repertoire, and they must be received by January 15.

Undergraduate (BM and BA)

  1. Two pieces, with at least one of them classical in nature, preferably of contrasting character, exhibiting your skill, technique, and understanding of musical phrasing and expression
  2. Technical skills and sight reading tests may be asked for at your live audition

Graduate (MM and certificate in performance)


  • Bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • A minimum of one academic year of study in one of the following foreign languages: French, German, Italian, or Spanish


Perform all compositions from memory:

  1. Two classical voice selections, including at least one operatic aria
  2. Perform melodic memory and sight reading tests

Artist Diploma