BFA Auditions: 10 Contrasting Female Songs We'd Use - Mezzo Soprano

Chris Peterson

  • OnStage Founder & Editor-in-Chief

It's that time of year again, BFA Audition Season. For many high school seniors the next couple of months are going to be filled with auditions to decide not only what schools you'll get into, but how much scholarship money might be attached to those offers. 

For however long you might be in the audition room, everything has to go perfect. There are way too many lists out there telling you what songs to avoid. There are also not enough lists out there telling you what parts of what songs to use. 

So with that in mind, here are 10 contrasting(uptempo/ballad) songs with the suggested parts marked. We feel these pieces not only will show off your voice but your personality as well. We'll do these in sections, so today it the Soprano's turn. 


1. "This is All Very New to Me" from Plain and Fancy - :42 sec mark

2. "I Don't Know His Name" from She Loves Me - 1:43 Mark

3. "Mister Snow" from Carousel - Beginning

4. "The Finer Things" from Jane Eyre - Beginning

5. Rosa's Confession from The Mystery of Edwin Drood - :27 sec mark


1. "Christmas Lullaby" from Songs for a New World - Beginning

2. "Once Upon a Dream" from Jekyll & Hyde - :30 sec mark

3. "Children of the Wind" from Rags - 2:25 Mark

4. "What’s the Use of Wond’rin'" from Carousel - Beginning

5. "Moonfall" from The Mystery of Edwin Drood - 1:38 Mark