Audition Information

THE REQUIREMENTS:

Your audition slot will be ten minutes long. In that allotted time, you will be singing the following (in no particular order):

  • Scales.

    • We will give you a starting note based on your voice part, then you'll do upward scales then low scales.

      • No worries if you don't know your voice part! We can figure it out based on your range.​

  • A verse and a chorus of any song of your choice.

    • Choose wisely; something that you can do well, but also shows off what makes your voice unique!

  • Measures 1-28 of the Over the Rainbow arrangement (sung in your voice part).

    • We taught this at our bootcamps, but you can learn it yourself with the voice tracks and sheet music below!

      • The goal of a cappella is to blend seamlessly with the rest of the group; try your hardest to sing this arrangement without any added embellishments! We want to know that your voice will blend well.

  • The first verse and chorus of Lean on Me by Bill Withers (up to 1:20 in the linked video).

    • This can be sung in any key, and feel free to add your own style! 

  • OPTIONAL: a 30 second beatbox solo (Don’t be afraid to try it!).

  • OPTIONAL: A short section of sight reading (we will give you the music for this during your audition).

THE AUDITION:

Please show up about 10 minutes early for your time slot! You will go to the room specified on your audition slot (either in Swift or Zimmer), which is where you'll fill out our audition form and wait to be called into the audition room.

If you'd like to warm up (highly recommended!), please do so in the waiting room or before you arrive! We will not have time to warm you up once you start your audition.

We know that auditions are a little nerve-wracking, but try your best to show off your personality! We want to get to know you, as well as your voice, during your time slot. We promise that we're all very nice :)

Learning Tracks:
SOTR Soprano
00:00 / 01:31
SOTR Alto
00:00 / 03:47
SOTR Tenor
00:00 / 03:57
SOTR Baritone
00:00 / 03:39
SOTR Bass
00:00 / 17:21
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WHERE TO GO:

In addition to showing up about 10 minutes early, please make sure you leave time to find the classroom!

All auditions will be held in Swift. Room 616 is our holding room where you will fill out the pre-audition form and warm up. You will be notified when it is time to enter the separate room where your audition will take place. 

Swift Directions:

- You can enter Swift either from the west entrance (facing McMicken Hall), the south entrance (facing the Steger Center), or the north entrance (facing the courtyard shared with Old Chem and Baldwin).