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High School Vocal Mock Auditions

Sunday, October 08, 2017 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters

Calling all college-bound high school vocalists!

Pittsburgh Opera Education invites you to experience an abbreviated, college-type audition process, complete with professional feedback, to help you assess your musical capabilities and prepare you for an actual college audition. 

  • Who: Any high school sophomore, junior, or senior who studies classical vocal music and wants to improve skills for college music auditions.
  • Where: Pittsburgh Opera
  • When: 1:00-5:00 PM, Sunday, October 8, 2017
  • Fee: $50 

You will have the opportunity to participate in five 10-minute audition segments: 

  • Vocal audition 
  • Music theory assessment 
  • Sight-singing assessment 
  • Keyboard assessment 
  • Interview with a music administrator

Plus these bonus features: 

  • Learn some secrets from the pros about how to have a great audition. 
  • Discover what clothing styles work with various body types. 
  • Receive two free passes to attend a Pittsburgh Opera dress rehearsal at the Benedum Center. 

How to Get Involved:

  1. Fill out and send in the application (application available in July/August 2016.) 
  2. Be prepared to sing, from memory, two contrasting songs, such as English, French, German, or Italian art songs. One of the two songs should be sung in a foreign language. Pittsburgh Opera will provide an accompanist, free of charge, for the auditions.
  3. Select appropriate audition attire.  

For more information, email Marilyn Michalka Egan, Ph.D., Director of Education, or call her at 412-281-0912, ext. 242.