Council for Higher Education in Music

VOICE

Applied Voice - Classical

  • Technical Skills
    • Breath management
    • Tone quality
    • Basic English, Italian, French, and German diction
  • Musicianship
    • Rhythm and pitch accuracy
    • Appropriate phrasing
  • Interpretation
    • Appropriate to the music and text
  • Repertoire
    • English
      • Medium to difficult songs by such composers as Purcell, Handel, Haydn
      • Twentieth century American and English composers such as Rorem, Duke, Finzi, Vaughn Williams
      • Arrangements of folk songs by composers such as Britten
    • Italian
      • Songs and arias from the Baroque period
      • Moderately difficult songs or, if appropriate, arias by such composers as Mozart, Bellini, Handel, Vivaldi, Scarlatti
    • German
      • Medium to moderately difficult songs by such composers as Schubert, Schumann, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Franz, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Strauss, Wolf
    • French
      • Bergerettes or comparable literature. Medium to moderately difficult songs by such composers as Fauré, Hahn, Chausson, Duparc
      • Simpler songs by such composers as Debussy and Ravel
    • Literature in other languages comparable to the above

Applied Voice - Jazz and Musical Theatre

  • Technical Skills:
    • Breath management. Tone quality. Basic diction. Scat exercises.
  • Musicianship:
    • Rhythm and pitch accuracy. Appropriate phrasing.
  • Interpretation:
    • Appropriate to the music and text.
  • Repertoire:
    • Standard Jazz Ballads and Up-tempo Songs
      • A Night in Tunisia (Gillespie/H/P arr. McFerrin)
      • Alice In Wonderland - From: "Alice In Wonderland" - Written by: Bob Hilliard and Sammy Fain - © 1951
      • Aquellos Ojos Verdes (Green Eyes) - Written by: Nilo Menendez, Adolfo Utrera, E. Rivera and E. Woods - © 1929
      • All Or Nothing At All - Written by: Jack Lawrence and Arthur Altman - © 1939
      • Autumn In New York - Written by: Vernon Duke - © 1934
      • Bewitched - From: "Pal Joey" - Written by: Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers - © 1941
      • Bernie's Tune - Written by: Bernie Miller - © 1953
      • Body And Soul - Written by: Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton and John Green - © 1930
      • Caravan - From: "Sophisticated Ladies" - Written by: Duke Ellington, Irving Mills and Juan Tizol - © 1937
      • Brazil - Written by: S.K. Russell and Ary Barroso - © 1941
      • Cast Your Fate To The Wind - Written by: Vince Guaraldi and Carel Werver - © 1961
      • Come Rain Or Come Shine - Written by: Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen - © 1946
      • Cry Me A River - Written by: Arthur Hamilton - © 1953
      • Day By Day - From: "Day By Day" - Written by: Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl and Paul Weston - © 1945
      • Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me - Written by: Duke Ellington and Bob Russell - © 1943
      • Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans - Written by: Eddie De Lange and Louis Alter - © 1946
      • Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Written by: Duke Ellington and Bob Russell - © 1942
      • East Of The Sun (And West Of The Moon) - Written by: Brooks Bowman - © 1934
      • Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) - From: "Once Around" - Written by: Bart Howard - © 1954
      • Good Morning Heartache - Written by: Dan Fisher, Irene Higginbotham and Ervin Drake - © 1945
      • Georgia On My Mind - Written by: Stuart Gorrell and Hoagy Carmichael - © 1930
      • God Bless The Child - Written by: Arthur Herzog Jr. and Billie Holiday - © 1941
      • Harlem Nocturne - Written by: Earle Hagen - © 1940
      • Here's That Rainy Day - Written by: Johnny Burke and Jimmy Van Heusen - © 1953
      • Hello, Young Lovers - From: "The King And I" - Written by: Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers - © 1951
      • Honeysuckle Rose - Written by: Andy Razaf and Thomas - © 1929
      • How Deep Is The Ocean (How High Is The Sky) - Written by: Irving Berlin - © 1932
      • I Believe In You - From: "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" - Written by: Frank Loesser - © 1961
      • How High The Moon - Written by: Nancy Hamilton and Morgan Lewis - © 1940
      • I Can't Get Started With You - Written by: Ira Gershwin and Vernon Duke - © 1935 I'm Beginning To See The Light - Written by: Don George, Johnny Hodges, Duke Ellington and Harry James - © 1944
      • I Thought About You - Written by: Johnny Mercer and Jimmy Van Heusen - © 1939
      • I'm Glad There Is You (In This World Of Ordinary People) - Written by: Paul Madeira and Jimmy Dorsey - © 1941
      • I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm - From: "On The Avenue" - Written by: Irving Berlin - © 1936
      • I've Got The World On A String - Written by: Ted Koehler and Harold Arlen - © 1932
      • In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning - Written by: Bob Hilliard and David Mann - © 1955
      • Ill Wind (You're Blowin' Me No Good) - Written by: Ted Koehler and Harold Arlen - © 1934
      • In The Mood - Written by: Joe Garland - © 1939
      • It Could Happen To You - From: "And The Angels Sing" - Written by: Johnny Burke and James Van Heusen - © 1944
      • It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) - From: "Sophisticated Ladies" - Duke Ellington /Irving Mills - © 1932
      • It Might As Well Be Spring - From: "State Fair" - Written by: Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers - © 1945
      • The Lady Is A Tramp - From: "Babes In Arms" - Written by: Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers - © 1937
      • Lazy River - Written by: Hoagy Carmichael and Sidney Arodin - © 1931
      • Lush Life - Written by: Billy Strayhorn - © 1949
      • Let's Get Away From It All - Written by: Tom Adair and Matt Dennis - © 1941
      • Love Me Or Leave Me - Written by: Gus Kahn and Walter Donaldson - © 1928
      • Lullaby Of The Leaves - Written by: Joe Young and Bernice Petkere - © 1932
      • Manhattan - From: "The Garrick Gaieties" - Written by: Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers - © 1925
      • Midnight Sun - Written by: Lionel Hampton, Sonny Burke and Johnny Mercer - © 1947
      • Misty - Written by: Johnny Burke and Erroll Garner - © 1955
      • My Funny Valentine - From: "Babes In Arms" - Written by: Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers - © 1937
      • Nature Boy - Written by: Eden Ahbez - © 1948
      • A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - Written by: Eric Maschwitz and Manning Sherwin - © 1940
      • Perdido - Written by: Harry Lenk, Ervin Drake and Juan Tizol - © 1942
      • Rockin' Chair - Written by: Hoagy Carmichael - © 1929
      • Satin Doll - From: "Sophisticated Ladies\" - Written by: Johnny Mercer, Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington - © 1958
      • Route 66 - Written by: Bobby Troup - © 1946
      • Skylark - Written by: Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael - © 1941
      • Slightly Out Of Tune (Desafinado) - Jon Hendricks, Jessie Cavanaugh, Newton Mendonca and Antonio Carlos Jobim - © 1959
      • Small Fry - From: "Sing, You Sinners" - Written by: Frank Loesser and Hoagy Carmichael - © 1938
      • Softly As In A Morning Sunrise - Written by: Oscar Hammerstein II and Sigmund Romberg - © 1928
      • Speak Low - Written by: One Touch Of Venus - © 1943
      • Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most - Written by: Fran Landesman and Tommy Wolf - © 1955
      • Star Dust - Written by: Mitchell Parish and Hoagy Carmichael - © 1928
      • Take The "A" Train - Written by: Billy Strayhorn - © 1941
      • Stella By Starlight - From: "The Uninvited" - Written by: Ned Washington and Victor Young - © 1946
      • Stormy Weather (Keeps Rain' All The Time) - Written by: Ted Koehler and Harold Arlen - © 1933
      • That Old Black Magic - From: "Star Spangled Rhythm" - Written by: Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen - © 1942
      • This Masquerade - Written by: Leon Russell - © 1972
      • When Sunny Gets Blue - Written by: Jack Segal and Marvin Fisher - © 1956
      • Why Don't You Do Right (Get Me Some Money, Too!) - Written by: Joe McCoy - © 1941
      • Willow Weep For Me - Written by: Ann Ronell - © 1932
      • You Took Advantage Of Me - From: "Present Arms" - © 1928
    • Broadway, Musical Theatre, and Operetta
      • Any G & S Pirates, Mikado, Pinafore, Iolanthe, Trial, etc.
      • Offenbach Orpheus; La Vie Parisienne
      • Herbert Naughty Mariettas
      • Lehar Merry Widow
      • Strauss Fledermaus
    • Early Book Musicals by Kern, Rodgers, Porter, Berlin, Gershwin
    • Comden & Green, Sondheim, Bernstein school
    • Through-composed-Schoenberg, Webern, etc.