Audition

 

THE AUDITION PROCESS


The audition will begin with our musical director leading you through some vocal warm-ups in order to get a sense of how well you can sing scales and match pitch. (And of course, it gives you a chance to warm your voice up for your solo!) Following the warm-ups, we will listen to your song of choice.
Please be prepared with one verse and one chorus (approximately 1 minute) of a song that best highlights your voice. (Try to memorize the lyrics)

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For any questions that you may have please email us at contact@acasola.org.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Q: I’ve never sung in front of people before, should I be scared?
A: If you’re scared, that means you care! We all get nervous. Just remember that we don’t bite and we can’t wait to hear you.


Q: What song should I sing?
A: Any song that showcases and highlights the strongest points of your voice. Show us what you’re proud of! 


Q: Is it okay if I don’t have any experience?
A: Any experience in music will help you tremendously, but it isn’t necessary! 


Q: What is a callback? What should I expect?
A: 
Callbacks are designed to see how well you sound and perform with the group. This will give you a chance to mingle with the group, show us your ability to sing with the group, show us your ability as a soloist, and also as a dancer! (Yes, we do choreography!) We will send you sheet music and recordings of a few songs in our repertoire. Learn it to the best of your ability and be ready to perform your heart out!


Q: When will I find out if I got a callback or not?
A: After deliberating, you will either receive either an email or phone call on the last night of auditions. So stay up!


Q: I can’t make callbacks! What do I do?
A: Although accommodations can be (and have been) made, it would be extremely beneficial to attend callbacks. Just make sure to communicate with our President.


Q: I missed the auditions for this semester. When will the next auditions be?
A: Acasola holds auditions every semester! We will always hold fall auditions, and depending on our goals that year, we may hold Winter/Spring auditions.


Q: How many people are you taking?
A: Depending on who graduates and what voice parts we need to fill, it fluctuates every year. Sometimes we’ll need 7, sometimes we’ll only need 1. But don’t let that discourage you! We can always use extra star power!


Q: Why should I audition for Acasola?
A: Acasola breaks expectations and excels at being one of the most exciting groups to see all over the country. We’re a strong family of students who all love music and performing and our work ethic and swagger shine wherever we go. From placing 1st at the Los Angeles A Cappella Festival in 2016 to being featured as the first track on the “Best Of College A Cappella 2018” album, Acasola has done amazing things and will continue to need amazing people, like YOU, to uphold our legacy.