Voice Jury and Recital Requirements 
 
A jury examination is required of all voice students during the second semester of each year. At the end of the semester in which students are not doing a jury (usually the fall semester), voice students are required to perform a piece chosen by the voice faculty for an evaluation. Evaluation and jury repertoire is to be chosen from the required repertoire specified in the voice department handbook. Students will receive written comments on both evaluation and jury performances.  
 
Freshman Requirements
 
Repertoire requirements for the first semester: (Evaluation)
1. One early Italian song or aria, written in the seventeenth or eighteenth century
2. One song in English; must not be a translation
3. Two pieces of the student’s choice (to be approved by the major teacher)
Repertoire requirements for the second semester: (Jury)
1. One early Italian song or aria, written in the seventeenth or eighteenth century
2. Two songs or arias originally in English. Translations from other languages are not acceptable. (The word “aria” in this context bears in mind particularly the works of Handel, though not exclusively.)
3. Two pieces of the student’s choice (to be approved by the major
teacher) 
 
The freshman jury will consist of a performance of two pieces from the required second semester freshman repertoire: one piece chosen by the student, the second by faculty jury members.
 
Sophomore Requirements
 
Repertoire requirements for the first semester: (Evaluation)
1. Two compositions from the works of such composers as Handel, Vivaldi, Haydn or Mozart, but not by the same composer. One composition may be a song; the other must be an aria from an oratorio or an opera.
2. One song by any of the composers represented in The Reliquary of English Song, e.g., Arne, Dowland, Morley, Purcell, etc.
3. One song by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schubert or Schumann
4. One piece of the student’s choice (to be approved by the major teacher)
Repertoire requirements for the second semester: (Jury)
1. Two songs by Beethoven, Bellini, Donizetti, Hensel, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Rossini, Schubert or Schumann.
The two songs may not be by the same composer.
2. One song by Purcell
3. One aria from an oratorio or an opera from the works of such composers as Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart or Vivaldi
4. One piece of the student’s choice (to be approved by the major teacher)
 
The sophomore jury will consist of a performance of two pieces from the required second semester sophomore repertoire: one piece chosen by the student, the second by faculty jury members.
 
Junior Requirements
 
Repertoire requirements for the first semester: (Evaluation)
1. One song by a composer of the earlier romantic period such as Brahms, Dvorˇak, Liszt, Mussorgsky, C. Schumann, Wolf
2. One song by a French romantic composer such as Berlioz, Bizet, Chabrier, Chausson, Duparc, Faure, Massenet
3. One song originally in English (no translations) by an American or British composer of the twentieth or twenty-first century
4. A song from the musical theater/jazz/American standard song repertoire, by a composer such as Berlin, Bernstein, Cahn, Gershwin, Mercer, Porter, Rodgers, Sondheim, etc.
5. Two pieces of the student’s choice (to be approved by the major teacher)
Repertoire requirements for the second semester: (Jury)
1. One song by a composer of the later romantic period, such as Berg, Mahler, Strauss, Wolf, early Stravinsky, early Schonberg
2. One song by a French composer such as Debussy, Hahn, Satie, Poulenc, Ravel, Milhaud, Messiaen, Roussel
3. One composition from the works of J.S. Bach, in the original language of composition
4. One aria from an oratorio or opera from the works of nineteenth, twentieth, or twenty-first century composers
5. One song in English by an American composer such as Argento, Bacon, Barber, Carpenter, Copland, Duke, Heggie, Musto, Ives, Pasatieri, Persichetti, Rorem
6. One piece of the student’s choice (to be approved by the major teacher)
 
The junior student in voice is required to perform a public solo recital of 25–30 minutes of music prior to the second-semester junior jury.
 
The recital may not include any material prepared in previous years and is to be chosen from required junior repertoire enumerated in the Voice Department Handbook. It should include various styles, e.g., romantic, impressionistic, contemporary, American, and at least three languages, one of which must be English by an American composer.  The junior jury will consist of a performance of two pieces from the required second-semester junior repertoire: one piece chosen by the student, the second by faculty jury members.
 
Senior Requirements
 
The senior student in voice is required to perform a public solo recital of 50–60 minutes of music. The recital may not include any material prepared in previous years and should include pieces in Italian, German, French and English, from the baroque or classical, romantic, impressionistic or neo-classical and contemporary (twentieth and twenty-first centuries) periods. Two of the contemporary compositions must be by American composers and be drawn from settings of English words. The remaining contemporary pieces may be drawn from the works of such composers as Berg, Britten and Schonberg.
 
Recital Repertoire
The repertoire must be equally balanced among the Italian, German, French and English languages. Other languages may be included only after the 50-minute minimum of the preceding four languages has been satisfied. The following periods and styles are to be represented:
1. Baroque and/or classical
2. Romantic
3. Impressionistic, neo-classical, post-romantic, etc. This category includes any works from or comparable to the works of the following suggested composers: Debussy, Ravel, Satie, Roussel, Milhaud, Poulenc, Messiaen, Stravinsky, etc.
4. Twentieth or twenty-first century. Two of  these compositions must be by American composers such as Argento, Barber, Copland, Ives, Pasatieri, Persichetti, Rorem, etc. Operatic and oratorio arias may be programmed in fulfillment of any of the above requirements. 
 
The recital preview will be the senior jury; an exit evaluation will be required at the end of the semester, consisting of one piece chosen by the student.
 
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