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 1-24 of the Take Me Home arrangement (sung in your voice part).

    • We will be teaching 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.

    • 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).

While attending our bootcamps is not required, we HIGHLY suggest it! We will walk you through the audition requirements in more detail, give you some tips for each section, and even teach you the Take Me Home arrangement!

THE AUDITION:

Please show up about 10-15 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, 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:
Take Me Home Soprano
00:00 / 02:55
Take Me Home Alto
00:00 / 03:03
Take Me Home Tenor
00:00 / 03:04
Take Me Home Baritone
00:00 / 03:03
Take Me Home Bass
00:00 / 03:02
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WHERE TO GO:

In addition to showing up about 10-15 minutes early, please make sure you leave time to find the classroom! It will tell you the location when you sign up for the slot, and we'll also be emailing you to remind you of the specific location on the day of your audition.

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday auditions will be held in Swift, and Thursday's will be held in Zimmer.

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). You will either go to 500 (Monday) or 808 (Tuesday and Wednesday). 

Zimmer Directions:

- There are two ways to enter Zimmer Hall. We suggest navigating to the red-brick courtyard between Langsam Library and the Engineering Research Center, and the entrance to Zimmer will be clearly marked. However, you can also enter through the set of stairs directly west of Baldwin Hall. 

- Once you are in, take the stairs down to the 300 level and go to Room 309.