Musical examples listed in parentheses are recommended but may be substituted by works of comparable length and technical difficulty.
- Two songs originally written in English (Copland, Barber, Rorem, Bernstein, Vaughan Williams, Britten, Haydn, Purcell, Handel, lute songs)
- One song or aria originally set in a foreign language presented in the original language or in English (Mozart, Bach, Puccini, Debussy, Schubert, Brahms, 17th- and 18th-century Italian literature, or other opera and oratorio selections)
- One song of the applicant's choice
- Sight reading