Graduate Jazz Voice Audition Requirements

The deadlines for receipt of all audition materials, including recordings and a completed audition form, are:

     November 15, 2021 – for admission in Spring 2022
     March 2, 2022 – for Regular Decision for admission in Fall 2022

Prior to recording your audition, you MUST contact your performance area coordinator:

     Connaitre Miller
     Coordinator of Jazz Voice Studies
     conmiller@howard.edu
     202-806-7097

Once you have recorded your audition and uploaded it to a private YouTube channel,

     • download a computer-fillable audition form and complete the appropriate sections;
     • open a new email, address it to your performance area coordinator, and attach the audition form;
     place the link to your recorded audition materials in the body of the email; and
      send the email to your performance area coordinator by the applicable audition deadline.


Graduate Jazz Voice Audition Requirements

Please be prepared to present a mini-recital of 25-30 minutes in length (this will probably result in 5-6 selections).

Original arrangements and original tunes encouraged.

Self-accompanied piece is mandatory for the 25-minute mini-recital.

Selections should be in contrasting jazz styles and tempos (e.g., med. swing, fast swing, blues, ballad, bossa nova, samba, jazz waltz, etc.).

Improvisation (scat singing) required for at least two tunes.

Bring sheet music or lead sheets in the keys in which you sing.

You may bring your own accompanist, or one will be provided.

An interview will follow the audition—either immediately after a live audition, or by Zoom or telephone call at a future scheduled time for a recorded audition.