- Vocal Performance
- Advanced Theory
- Theory & Harmony
- Musical Theatre
- Movement for Vocalists
The on-site audition for Vocal Music includes a series of vocal performances. No portfolio submission is required.
- Performance of one musical selection (2-minute maximum; a capella or provide own accompaniment) from Sacred/Gospel, Classical, Patriotic, or Musical Theatre. A piano or CD player will be available for your audition. Recorded accompaniment with no background vocals may be used.
- Perform a series of unrehearsed musical assignments provided on-site.
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Patton Rice, director of vocal music at the Mississippi School of the Arts, has been a soloist and has performed at Carnegie Hall several times. As a baritone, he has distinguished himself as a performer and soloist with several symphony orchestras, opera and theater companies throughout the state, nation and abroad. Rice’s education includes a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Auburn University, and a Masters in Vocal Performance from Florida State University, where he is an ABD doctoral candidate.
“I teach voice class with a lot of one-on-one. They get choral preparation, musical training, as well as solo preparation.”
Cindy Hunter is a seasoned collaborative coach and accompanist with many years of experience. Her contribution to the vocal music program includes instruction and personal voice training with students, along with the entire MSA Chorale.