We audition at the beginning of each scholastic year, within the first few weeks of school. Auditions take place over the course of two days. The first day's auditions tests solo ability and musical ability through a vocal excerpt and various vocal exercises. The second day is callbacks, during which we test for blending, group dynamics, and musicality. Callback information is sent the night of the first audition day. Thanks to everybody who has auditioned or is planning to audition. We hope to see you there!
If you have any questions, please let us know!
What audition song should I choose? The best audition song is one that showcases your talent the best. We don't care about the song style - we've gotten everything from country to jazz to songs in other languages!
Do I need to be able to read sheet music for callbacks? Although reading sheet music is preferred, it is not at all a requirement. There are many members of the group without a formal music background!
How many open spots do you have? We have never had, and will never have a set number of open spots. We accept people based on singing talent and needs of the group. Don't worry about it too much! Just sing the best you can.
How much do you practice? Excluding gigs, we typically practice three times per week and each practice is an hour and a half. We also practice our parts on our own throughout the week. And since there is never too much a cappella, we often spend time with each other outside of rehearsal just hanging out.
How often do you compete in the ICCAs? Usually we compete in the International Competition of Collegiate A Cappella every other year, but the decision to compete is a decision that the group makes each year.
Who chooses the songs that you sing? We do! The group suggests songs and we go through a conversation and voting process to make final decisions.