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© 2019 Washington University Stereotypes: all-male a cappella 

AUDITIONS

Auditions for the Stereotypes are coming up! We will be holding auditions in the beginning of this coming semester: Fall 2019! If you like to sing, we would absolutely love to hear you! To sign up for an audition, click here . If you have any questions, don't  hesitate to contact our Group Coordinator, Armaan Nallicheri.​

Your Audition

Preparation

Try to arrive at least 5-10 minutes early, so you have time to fill out the exceedingly fun Stereotypes questionnaire. Your audition will be approximately 10-15 minutes of pure joy.

Warm-Up / Range

 

Our music directors, Mitch and Matt, will play some simple scales on the piano and will ask you to sing along, repeating each exercise a few times, each time moving a half step higher or lower (something like this). We're trying to get an idea of your range, but are also listening for your tone quality and intonation.

 
Tonal Memory

 

The MDs will play several series of 3 or 4 pitches on the keyboard, and ask you to sing them back on something like "doo" or "lah." Don't worry about sounding your sexiest -- we're just listening for accuracy here.

Solo

 

You should sing a verse and chorus (or about that length) of a song that best shows off your vocal talent -- if you're an opera singer, sing something operatic. If you like musical theatre, sing that. If you drive down the highway with your windows rolled down, blasting your lungs out to whatever's on the radio, sing that. Everyone likes different music, and we want to see how you can add to our musical makeup.

Vocal Percussion

 

If you indicate on the questionnaire that you can beatbox, we'll ask you to show us your stuff! Free-style percussion is welcome, though it's also helpful for us to hear you perform as if there were a song playing. We're listening for tempo consistency, creativity, and clarity.

Most Importantly...

 

There will be a PHYSICAL CHALLENGE!! But we can't really tell you about that.

Callbacks

 

The Callback list will be posted by 8:00am Monday morning, September 2nd. You can find it at the Music School, SoFoHo, and the news page of this website.

 

If you are called back, we'll send you an email with more details. Keep in mind, callbacks will start later that morning (Labor Day), so you should check your email early! Also remember, you can go to as many callbacks as you want.

 

For more information about the callback process, visit the ACAC webpage.

 

At the callback, you will be asked to warm-up again (including falsetto), sing a chord with the group, learn part of one of our arrangements, and perform another song of your choice.

 

Your callback will be approximately 30 minutes of absolute bliss.