Audition Materials for Applied Vocal Instruction. FALL 2020

Applied Voice Lessons are private - one-on-one lessons with a teacher. Lessons are a credit bearing academic class for one or two credits. (MUS 341 or MUS 441) Lessons are granted through an audition process as we have only so many openings each year. If you'd like more information please contact Dr. Graber ( Make sure to sign up for an audition time below and fill out form ahead of time. thanks!

AUDITION MATERIAL- We want to hear YOU at your best. First and foremost, choose a song that you feel extremely comfortable with. If you have sheet music- PLEASE BRING- that would be great. Your selection can be Musical Theater, classical (perhaps a previous NYSSMA solo?), or pop. If you have nothing prepared- still come and we will vocalize!  

COVID CONCERNS - Teaching lessons this semester will take place in a large rehearsal room with at least 20' between teacher/student. If you are concerned about personal health risks, please indicate that you would rather have ZOOM lessons-rather than face-to-face. ALSO- in lieu of the "in person" audition, you may record yourself on video singing your song and share that video with us. Please share video with Dr. Graber - BEFORE 8PM on Thursday, Aug. 27th. 

Click HERE to sign up for an audition time - Wed, Aug. 26th or Thur., Aug. 27th - Tyler Room 42.

Click File HERE to download MS WORD DOCUMENT. Please fill out top portion ahead of time and email to:

We are trying to avoid the physical handling of papers/forms. thanks! We will contact everyone who auditions by Friday the 30th and let you know whether or not you have been placed for lessons. If we have room for you, we will then help you register for lessons. 

Audition Day for Spring 2021 (for those students wishing to enter SUNY Oswego in the Fall of 2021)

Please email secretary (Sally Vanburen) for specific time or Please contact one of the following faculty members for specific audition requirements:

Dr. Robert Auler, piano;  Dr. Todd Graber, voice;  Trevor Jorgensen, winds; Dr. Eric Schmitz, percussion/guitar; Dr. Juan La Manna, strings

Prospective Majors - We have four Tracks within the Music BA degree. Please see Degree Programs for audition parameters.