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Vocal Repertoire Requirements

The following guidelines are for District and State repertoire. Students who do not meet these requirements will be performing for “Critique Only.”

  • Memorization is required.
  • Repertoire written with accompaniment must be performed with an accompanist. Teachers may accompany their students. No recorded accompaniments. Performances must be live. Recorded accompaniments will be allowed for E-Achievement Auditions.

Acceptable Repertoire

  • Arias may only be performed by students in the ninth grade or higher.
  • If an aria is selected for the audition, it should be suited to the age and maturity of the student.
  • Art Songs in English, Latin, Italian, German, Spanish, or French.

Vocal repertoire may be chosen from the following books

  • Easy Songs Part 1 and Part 2 for the Beginning Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano/Alto, Tenor, or Bass – published by Hal Leonard
  • Royal Conservatory Voice Series Levels 5-9
  • 24/28 Italian Art Songs – published by G. Schirmer
  • Selected Solos for Contest – published by Heritage
  • 15 American Art Songs – published by Hal Leonard
  • 15 More American Art Songs – published by Hal Leonard
  • Favorite Spanish, German, French Songs Collections – published by Hal Leonard
  • First and Second Book Series (Boytim) for Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Tenor, or Bass – published by G. Schirmer
  • Lovers, Lasses & Spring – published by Hal Leonard
  • Ye Shall Have a Song – published by Alfred
  • Daffodils, Violets & Snowflakes – published by Hal Leonard
  • Heroes and Vagabonds: Solo Songs for the Male Changing Voice – published by Patterson, BriLee Music Publishing
  • Traveling On: Solo Songs for the Male Changing Voice – published by Schram, BriLee Music Publishing
  • Tales of Land and Sea Solos for the Male Changing Voice – published by Patterson, BriLee Music Publishing
  • Heritage Solo Series
  • Dreams and Reflections – published by Heritage
  • Solo Songs for Young Singers by Andy Beck – published by Alfred
  • Love, Music, and Nature – published by Alfred
  • Art Songs from any of the suggested list or from major/minor composers in the canon

Not Acceptable Repertoire

  • Musical Theatre
  • Popular Music
  • Vocal Arrangements
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