To schedule a Vocal Audition, please contact Dr. James Henry at (314) 516-6607 (

An audition for a vocal music major takes about 15-20 minutes and involves the following:

  • Prepare 2 songs in contrasting styles. It is preferred but not mandatory that at least one of the selections be an art song in a foreign (i.e. non-English) language. Other options may include an art song in a different language (including English) or in another style such as Broadway, jazz, folk, or gospel.
  • Sing back a few lines of notes we play for you on the piano at the time of the audition.
  • Sight sing 2-4 lines of music that will be given to you at the time of the audition.
  • Participate in a short interview.
  • Email 2 reference letters to Dr. James Henry (

The audition will determine acceptance into the program and into our University Singers ensemble.