The Catholic University of America

Please note:  The jury will be evaluated by a faculty committee. Committee grades will be averaged (50%) with the private instructor's grade (50%) to determine the final grade for the semester. In semesters where no jury takes place, the instructor's grade will constitute 100% of the final grade.
 

Vocal Performance Majors

Freshman:

First Semester- no jury

 Second semester- 4 songs
1 Italian art song or aria by an Italian composer
1 English art song or aria by a British or American composer
2 classical songs in Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, or Latin (other languages by approval of the applied instructor)

Sophomore:

5 songs or arias each semester
1 Italian art song or aria by an Italian composer
1 English art song or aria by a British or American composer
3 classical songs/arias in Italian, English, German, French, Spanish or Latin (other languages by approval of the applied Instructor)

Junior:

6 songs or arias each semester- recital one semester
1 Italian art song or aria by an Italian composer
1 English art song or aria by a British or American composer
3 classical songs/arias in Italian, English, German, French, Spanish or Latin (other languages by approval of the applied Instructor)

Senior:

6 songs or arias each semester- recital one semester
1 Italian art song or aria by an Italian composer
1 English art song or aria by a British or American composer
3 classical songs/arias in Italian, English, German, French, Spanish or Latin (other languages by approval of the applied Instructor)

Non-major credit hour study:

If the voice credits do not impact graduation requirements, there is no jury requirement

Music minor:

Vocal study for credit within the music minor requires a jury exam
1 Italian art song or aria by an Italian composer
1 English art song or aria by a British or American composer
1 classical song or musical theatre piece at the discretion of the applied instructor

Junior Recital:

30 minutes (approximately) of music including three languages- preferably Italian, English, German, French Spanish or Latin (other languages by approval of the applied instructor and the voice committee) 

Senior Recital:

60 minutes (approximately) of music including four languages - preferably Italian, English, German, French, Spanish or Latin (other languages by approval of the applied instructor and the voice committee).

Senior Music Education Recital:

45 minutes (approximately) of music including four langages - Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, or Latin. 

Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy:

All masters students must take a jury exam at the end of each semester
1 Italian aria or art song by an Italian composer
1 English aria or art song by an American or British composer
1 German aria or art song
1 French aria or art song
2 Classical art songs in Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Latin or another language approved by the applied teacher. 
The student should not present more than two arias for one jury


Masters Recital:

The masters recital should include approximately 70 minutes of music and should include Italian, German, French and English art songs. There should be a limit of two arias. There may be language exceptions or inclusions with the approval of the applied teacher and the voice committee.

All recitals with the exception of the DMA recitals, must be approved by the vocie committee in a recital jury. The jury should occur at least two weeks prior to the recital.