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Undergraduate Degree Repertoire Requirements


The acquisition of a substantial body of repertory in several languages is an important part of the study of voice. Specific requirements vary depending upon the degree and the classification of the singer. It is assumed that song repertory studied and listed on the repertory sheet, which will be presented at the time of the jury, is new to the student in that semester: it has not been performed on previous juries (even in a previous degree or at another institution), it has not been included on prior repertory sheets even if not performed, and has never been sung on a degree recital.

Repertoire Requirements For Undergraduate Voice Juries (Performance, Concentration, BA):

FRESHMAN YEAR — Minimum of four selections, memorized* each semester.
SOPHOMORE YEAR — Minimum of five selections, memorized* each semester.
JUNIOR YEAR — Minimum of six selections, memorized* each semester.
SENIOR YEAR — Minimum of six selections, memorized* each semester.

* One solo from a major choral/orchestral work (oratorio, mass, etc.) may be sung with score. The student may not choose this piece as their first selection.

1) Students may offer no more than one musical theater song per jury.  Students who elect to offer a musical theater selection may not use it as their first, chosen piece.  

2)  Students whose semester repertoire is lower than required will have their SEMESTER grade lowered by two full letter grades. (i.e. a grade of “A” becomes a “C”, a “B” becomes a “D”, etc.)

3)  If a student lists a musical piece on their jury and is unable to perform it by memory even though they indicated that it is memorized, it will be considered an act of academic dishonesty. An automatic grade of ‘F’ will be assigned for the semester.

4) Juniors and seniors may include ONE duet as part of their jury repertoire.  However, they may not start with the duet.

Repertoire Requirements for Secondary Students:

Students taking Secondary Lessons must prepare three pieces, of which a minimum of two must be from the classical repertoire.  Students may not begin their jury presentation with a non-classical piece.   

Final Repertoire Requirements for Undergraduate Concentrations and Performance Majors*

The following repertoire requirements should be met by the completion of voice study at UNT. A complete repertoire list must be presented by all majors and concentrations at the time of the proficiency exam, and at the senior recital hearing by performance majors.

Performance Majors
42 selections total: minimum 8 each in English, Italian, German, and French

Voice Concentrations - Music Education 
30 selections total: minimum 5 each in English, Italian, German, and French

Voice Concentrations - Music Composition, History, or Theory

30 selections total:  minimum 3 each in English, Italian, German, and French 

* BA in Music students must pass the Upper Divisional Exam (UDE) at the end of their fourth and final semester of study.  They do not have a final repertoire requirement.  


MM and DMA students:  Repertoire assigned at the discretion of the teacher.