We would LOVE to see you at auditions! We hold auditions every fall - come find us at Festifall (9.6.19) or check out our Facebook page for more details. You can also come hear us sing at Acarush in Lorch Hall Rm 140 on Tuesday, 9/10 at 8pm.
We are ESPECIALLY looking for vocal percussionists/beat boxers!! If this is something you enjoy doing or if you would like to learn, please come out to our auditions. If you already beat box and would like to show us as part of your audition, let us know at the beginning of your audition. If this is not you, don't worry! You will not be expected to try or learn to beat box.
This year, auditions are Sept 11th 8:30-11pm in East Quad room 1505, Sept 12th 8:30pm - 11pm in East Quad room 1505, and Sept 13th 10am - 12pm and 1pm - 5pm in Mason Hall room 3437.If you'd like to audition, you can do any of the following;
Sign up for an audition at our booth at Festifall
Sign up for an audition time at Acarush (Sept. 10th @8pm in 140 Lorch Hall)
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and request an audition time
Here is how auditions work...
Vocal range - We'll start by having you sing an ascending and descending scale to test your vocal range. You can sing this on any syllable you'd like.
Tonal memory - We'll play a series of notes, and we'll have you sing them back to us. We will play this for you up to three times, and then we'll have you sing it on your own.
Sight reading - We'll give you a sheet of music (about 4 measures) and, after giving you the starting note and giving you some time to look over it, see how well you can sight read. If you don't think you know how to sight read, please still audition. Having any bit of sense for pitch and rhythm will be helpful in learning music in our group, and we just use this part of the ability to see what sort of musical training you've already had (and some of us in the group had absolutely none at the time of auditioning). Don't stress :)
Solo - This is the part of the audition that YOU pick! Choose any song you'd like, any style, and sing us a verse and chorus (usually ~1min). Choose a song that fits your voice, and shows off your range AND personality! This is your chance to show us everything you've got!!
Check out our "Music" page for the type of music we usually sing!
We try to make our audition process as painless as possible. We know that nerves can get to you, so we always take that into consideration. When you come into your audition, the best possible way to get us to remember you from the other auditionees is to simply BE YOURSELF! We can't express this enough! You'll only get a short amount of time (5 - 7min) to show us what you've got, so relax and show us who you are!