Audition for the Saxatones
Want to be part of Georgetown University's hottest co-ed a cappella group? Come out to our auditions! We host auditions just about every semester.
No experience required! Simply prepare a verse and chorus and come ready to show us who you are. We are excited to meet you!
Join us on either of the following days to perform a verse + chorus of any song that you feel best showcases your talents, though we ask that you do not sing musical theater.
Day 1 — Reynolds 141 // September 7th // 4pm
Day 2 — Reynolds 141 // September 8th // 12pm
We are so excited to meet you all! For more information and updates, visit our Facebook Event, Facebook Page, and YouTube Channel!
- What is the audition process like?
First, auditionees will join us as we warm up together and introduce the Saxatones. Then, you will sign up for an individual time slot. After you’ve signed up for your individual audition, you are free to go and come back at your assigned time.
The audition itself is a relaxed process. When you arrive back for your audition, we will first lead you through a few scales to get a sense of your vocal range. Don't worry, these scale exercises are just a warm up for you. Then we'll ask you to sing whatever song you have prepared for your audition.
Come ready with a verse and chorus of any song that you like, and we invite you to look at our active repertoire to get an idea of the type of music we sing. You can also see what songs current members sang for their auditions on our bio page. We ask that you please avoid show tunes or Disney music. Then we'll ask you for any questions you have, and you'll be on your way!
If you make it to the next round, we will invite you to our callbacks within a few days!
- What type of experience do I need?
No experience necessary! We welcome singers from all types of musical backgrounds, as well as those who do not have any musical training.
- What do I need to bring?
Just yourself! Also, remember to prepare a verse and a chorus of a song that shows off your voice well. We’d prefer that you choose a song in the same range of genres that we perform.
- How many new singers do you accept?
We don’t have a set number of members. Usually, the number of people we take depends on the vocal parts we are looking for. Don’t stress — if you audition for us and we feel that you are fully qualified to be in the group, we will take you even if we end up with a larger number of members in a certain section.
- What next?
Callbacks! If we call you back, we will invite you to come back in a few days with two additional prepared songs — one song of your choice and another from our repertoire. This day will be similar to your first round audition with some additional exercises that will help us get to know you and your voice better. We will again open the floor for you to ask us any questions you may have about the group.
- Is it okay to re-audition in another semester if I don’t make it into the group the first time?
Yes! Many of our current and past member didn’t make it into the group their first time. We may be looking for something different every semester, so we invite you to audition again if we do not accept you after your first try.