Musical Song Lists

The Best College Audition Songs – by Vocal Type

Are you getting ready for an important college audition? Well, first you should check out our giant database of audition songs for specific musicals. But if your show hasn’t yet been covered by us, or if you’re just looking to expand your repertoire,  you can go through this list of college audition songs for young adults.

If you haven’t gone through the steps to find your vocal range yet, I would definitely recommend doing so! The following songs are sung by characters in the age range of 18-25.

And here’s the matching “Audition Songs for Young Adults” Spotify Playlist!


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Altos

Before It’s Over” – Dogfight

I Have a Dream” – Mamma Mia!

Promise Me This” – Theory of Relativity

Where Am I Now?” – Lysistrata Jones


Baritones

Footprint” – The Theory of Relativity

Hold On” – Lysistrata Jones

Some Girls” – Once on This Island

With Anne on My Arm” – La Cage Aux Folles


Basses

Heartbeat” – Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story

Johanna” – Sweeney Todd

On the Street Where You Live” – My Fair Lady

One Last Kiss” – Bye Bye Birdie


Contras

A Change in Me” – Beauty and the Beast

Maybe (Baby)” – Grease Live!

More to the Story” – Shrek

Without You” – Rent


Psst… Here’s where you can find out your vocal type!


Mezzo-Sopranos

I Couldn’t Know Someone Less” – Daddy Long Legs

Jimmy” – Thoroughly Modern Millie

Nothing Short of Wonderful” – Dogfight

The Gods Love Nubia” – Aida


Sopranos

Dear Friend” – She Loves Me

Far From the Home I Love” – Fiddler on the Roof

Green Finch and Linnet Bird” – Sweeney Todd

That’ll Show Him” – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum


Tenors

Bright Star” – Bright Star

Ladies’ Choice” – Hairspray

Love to Me” – A Light in the Piazza

One Song Glory” – Rent


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Which of these college audition songs are in your book?

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Stacy Karyn, Author of College Audition Songs.
Author: Stacy Karyn

Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theatre Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


 

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