Suggested Sources for Art Repertoire – Shorter University

Girl singing with piano

24 Italian Songs & Arias (med high)

24 Italian Songs & Arias (med low)

First Book of (voice type) Solos

Art song anthologies in a series of multiple parts and volumes containing. Published for soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, and baritone/bass. Available online in numerous places. When searching, use the voice type for which you need repertoire. For example: “First Book of Soprano Solos” for a soprano.

Pathways of Song

Art song anthologies available in high and low voice editions.

The Young Singer

Art song anthologies available in voice type specific editions (soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone)



Many of these anthologies are available for purchase with or without an accompaniment CD. An accompanist can be provided for your audition, so the accompaniment CD is not necessary; however, you may want to purchase it for practice purposes.