»BM in Performance, Vocal

This will take you through the application process for an undergraduate degree in Vocal Performance and make sure you know how it works from start to finish.  Be sure to visit all five (5) sections below for pertinent application and audition information.

+-Deadlines

All documents must be uploaded through The Common Application and SlideRoom (Portfolio) by the given deadlines.  Late applications are  reviewed on a space available basis.  Please refer to the application checklist for more information on specified Admission deadline(s).

AUDITION DEADLINES (in-person & audition upload):

  • FIRST YEAR Early Action
    • Audition In-Person Deadline: Saturday, October 31, 2015
    • Audition Upload Deadline: Saturday, November 7, 2015
  • FIRST YEAR Regular Admission
    • Audition In-Person Deadline: Saturday, January 9, 2016
    • Audition Upload Deadline: Saturday, January 23, 2016
  • TRANSFER Regular Admission
    • Audition In-Person Deadline: Saturday, March 5, 2016
    • Audition Upload Deadline: Saturday, March 12, 2016

* The Portfolio must be submitted online by 11:59pm PST on the appropriate deadline.

COMMON APPLICATION DEADLINES:

  • FIRST YEAR Early Action Date (non-binding): Sunday, November 1, 2015
  • FIRST YEAR Regular Admission: Friday, January 15, 2016
  • TRANSFER Regular Admission: Tuesday, March 15, 2016

+-Common Application Requirements

The following items must be submitted to be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Music in Performance, Vocal Emphasis.  Incomplete applications will not be considered for admission.

  • $65 non-refundable application fee or fee waiver request (First Year & Transfer)
  • Official test results (SAT or ACT plus Writing) sent from the College Board or ACT (First Year & Transfer)*
  • Common App School Report form (First Year applicants only)
  • Official Transcript(s) from all attended institutions (First Year & Transfer)*
  • One Teacher Evaluation (First Year applicants only)
  • One Academic Evaluation (Transfer applicants only)
    • *Test scores are waived for Transfer applicants with 24+ completed semester units.  The final high school transcript is waived for Transfer applicants with 60+ completed semester units.
  • In your Common Application:
    • Indicate your intended major: Bachelor of Music in Performance, Vocal Emphasis
    • Answer “yes” to “Do you intend to submit a Portfolio” on Chapman University’s questions. This will activate the “Portfolio” tab in your Common App, where you will be provided a link to SlideRoom. Once you have activated your SlideRoom account, please complete and submit all required Portfolio materials through SlideRoom. NOTE: Whether auditioning/interviewing in person, or uploading your audition/materials online, SlideRoom is required.

+-Additional Major Requirements via SlideRoom (Portfolio)

All students applying to the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music (Audition In-Person and Audition Upload) must complete the Portfolio via SlideRoom as part of the Common Application.  Your Portfolio submission fee ($10) can be paid online via SlideRoom when you are ready to submit your materials.

The following items must be submitted via SlideRoom to be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Music in Performance, Vocal Emphasis program:

  • PORTFOLIO (audition in-person)
    • Audition on primary instrument - Prospective students must schedule an audition appointment on their primary instrument (voice) during the posted audition dates.  Vocal Performance applicants should refer to the audition requirements prescribed for your primary instrument.
  • PORTFOLIO (audition upload)
    • Audition on primary instrument - Vocal Performance applicants who choose to submit an uploaded audition video should refer to the audition requirements for their primary instrument (voice).
      • Uploaded videos should include an introduction, a brief discussion of your performing experience, and answer the question, "Why do you want to attend Chapman?"
      • Before beginning your performance, please speak the title of your piece and the name of the composer.

NOTE: If you plan on attending an in-person audition, it is highly recommended that you submit your Common Application prior to your scheduled audition.  In order to be reviewed for admission, your Common Application and SlideRoom (Portfolio) must be submitted prior to the respective deadlines.

+-Schedule an Audition / Dates & Requirements

SCHEDULE AN IN-PERSON AUDITION:

Applicants are encouraged to audition/interview in-person whenever possible.

AUDITION DATES:

  • Saturday, October 24, 2015 (vocal auditions only)
  • Saturday, October 31, 2015 (last First Year Early Action audition date)
  • Saturday, January 9, 2016 (last First Year audition date)
  • Saturday, February 20, 2016 (Transfers Only)
  • Saturday, March 5, 2016 (Transfers Only)

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

Please refer to the links below for a detailed listing of audition requirements, sorted by primary instrument. In-Person applicants must schedule an audition appointment on their primary instrument (voice) during the posted audition dates. Audition Upload applicants should also refer to the audition requirements for their primary instrument when preparing their video submission.

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Contact Us

Dr. Rebecca Sherburn
Director of Vocal Studies
(714) 997-6889
sherburn@chapman.edu 

Dr. Peter Atherton
Director of Operatic Studies
(714) 628-2727
atherton@chapman.edu

Dr. Stephen Coker
Director of Choral Activities
(714) 744-2106
coker@chapman.edu