Auditions this year will be conducted via recordings. The deadline for submitting a recording is 11:59pm on September 23rd.
For your audition you will need to record a video of yourself singing a range test, pitch matching exercise and an ~acapella~ (by that we mean just your voice) solo of a verse and a chorus or a 1 minute sample of a song that best fits your voice. We have linked a drive with video clips for the range test and pitch matching by voice part that you should sing along to.
Your entire audition should be recorded in one take (you can listen to the pitch matching as many times as you need to, but please keep the film rolling as you do so). We ask that you do not use any fancy recording equipment or editing after you film.
Once done upload your video here
If you have any questions, or if any part of this audition presents any difficulties, please let us know, we want to help you make the best video possible.
Some tips for getting the best sound:
Have fun! We are so excited to ~hear~ you!!!!!
After first-round auditions, callbacks will be conducted September 28 - October 2 through zoom.
This year, we have openings for all voice parts (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass)! We are also in the market for a beatboxer (vocal percussion), so we would especially encourage you to try out if you've got some skill in that department.
Typically, we get around 70-80 first-round auditions. Out of those, we call back about 20. On any given year, we typically take three to five new members.
Yes! The great thing about Williams a cappella is that you don't need to be a musical genius or a natural-born performer. Even if you think singing isn't your forte, we encourage you to try out for as many groups as you can. You might surprise yourself!
No problem! Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have! Auditions can be a stressful and mysterious process, but we're here to make things simpler for you. Good luck!