MUSICAL DESCRIPTIONS OF ROLES
Bb below mid-C to Eb above staff (2 1/2 octaves)
coloratura soprano with substantive chest, rhythmic and pitch accuracy, wide dynamic range (strong arresting solo to quiet descant backup), stamina, flexible imaginative style & extended technique for occasional effect.
G below mid-C to A above staff (just over 2 octaves)
mezzo-soprano with strong rhythmic and pitch accuracy, pop and jazz styles (scat, swing, hip-hop, current pop female vocalist), good chest, use of head/chest crack in the pop style, not a blended operatic range; should be a feisty, energetic soloist but able to blend chorally when necessary.
D below mid-C to F# at top of staff (just over 2 octaves)
deep contralto with substantive low chest but sweet high head range which contrasts as in pop or old style rock'n'roll, rhythmic and pitch accuracy, ability to blend chorally.
Bb below C (below mid-C) to C# above C above mid-C (2 1/4 octaves)
possibly operatic or bel canto tenor but should have the ability to drop into pop style smoothly, rhythmic accuracy, pitch accuracy for part-singing, lots of personality, vocal color and charisma as a soloist.
F below C (below mid-C) to Ab above mid-C (2 1/4 octaves)
pop/folk baritone in the tradition of wordy American male balladeers such as Bob Dylan, must be rhythmically accurate, pop-style falsetto for effect, rich bluesy (or r&b) baritone for solo, pitch accuracy and ability to blend for part-singing.
D below C (below mid-C) to F# above mid-C with an optional (soft) lower extension down to Bb 2 octaves below mid-C (2 2/3 octaves)
wide-ranging bass capable of virtuosic melismas, rhythmic accuracy and comfortable in Latin pop styles such as merengu‘ and tango, pitch accuracy and ability to blend for part-singing.