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Vocal Studies

Program Overview: Voice

The Department of Vocal Music at Notre Dame College offers students the opportunity to explore and unlock their full vocal potential. Vocal Studies seeks to prepare students for a variety of music fields, from choral, theatrical, and solo performance work to studio teaching.

Scholarships & Auditions

As part of our dedication to Arts Education, Performing Arts Scholarships are available for incoming students. Take advantage of this remarkable opportunity NDC offers students, regardless of their academic interests or athletic involvement.

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Non-major Audition Requirements

Non-major Scholarship Auditionees should prepare the following for their scholarship audition:

  • One piece for accompanied solo voice in any language, performed from memory
    • May be a classical piece, folk song, jazz work, musical theater selection
    • Choral excerpts are not appropriate
    • Must be an accompanied work– acapella auditions are not appropriate

Performing Arts Major (Primary – Voice) Audition Requirements

Performing Arts Majors whose primary focus is Vocal Studies should prepare the following for their scholarship audition:

  • Two pieces for accompanied solo voice, performed from memory
    • One art song or aria in a foreign language
      • Suggested Repertoire: 24 Italian Songs, First Book of _____ Solo Series, art song by Schubert, Fauré, Hahn
    • One piece for solo voice in English, in a style of your choosing
      • May be a classical piece, folk song, jazz work, musical theater selection, etc.
      • Choral excerpts are not appropriate
      • Must be an accompanied work– acapella auditions are not appropriate

 

Ensembles

Concert Choir

NDC Concert Choir is our large mixed-voice ensemble, consisting of 30-40 singers. The ensemble is open to all NDC students, regardless of major.  Students are not required to have previous choral experience in order to join Concert Choir, however, an audition for voice part placement is required for all participants at the beginning of the year. Concert Choir performs at least two full concerts each semester, featuring a variety of vocal styles.

Requirements: Open to all students, audition required for placement purposes only

Chamber Singers

NDC Chamber Singers is our elite, mixed-voice ensemble, consisting of 15-20 singers who have shown a sincere commitment to choral ensembles. This ensemble performs ambitious repertoire focusing primarily on acapella music and significant choral works. Admittance to the ensemble is determined by audition. NDC Chamber Singers performs at least two full concerts each semester, and actively seeks additional performance opportunities throughout the year. Students in Chamber Singers are required to participate in Concert Choir.

Requirements: Audition-only, enrollment in Concert Choir

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