Amplified Voice (Jazz)

Undergraduate Audition Requirements

  1. Sing major scale (unaccompanied, eighth notes, in any key, using either solfege or neutral syllable)
  2. Sing 1 of the compositions below in a proper key for your particular vocal range. You should sing the song once as written, and a second time interpreting the melody (with changes to the original melody and/or rhythm).
    • Bye Bye Blackbird by Ray Henderson and Mort Dixon
    • Centerpiece by Harry Edison and Jon Hendricks
    • All of Me by Gerald Marks and Seymour Simons
    • It Could Happen to You by Johnny Burke and Jimmy Van Heusen
    • Night and Day by Cole Porter
    • Corcovado by Antônio Carlos Jobim
  3.     Jazz Auditions Only: Improvise over a vamp of Bbmin7 – Eb7


  • Please be prepared to tell your audition accompanist what key suits your best.
  • If you’d like sheet music or a practice track, please contact Atla DeChamplain.
  • Please follow the link to hear a vamp you may use to practice.

For more information contact Atla DeChamplain


The music department requires an accompanist for jazz voice candidates. You may bring your own accompanist for an audition or use a pianist provided by URI. Please email to let us know which you prefer. You do not need to provide sheet music for your repertoire. 

Did you know? 

URI currently offers two vocal tracks: Classical and Amplified Voice. The Classical Voice track primarily studies Classical Music in addition to Folk Songs, African-American spirituals, and classic Musical Theater repertoire. If you think that might be right for you, please click here to see the audition requirements.