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!
This semester, we’ll be conducting our audition process entirely in person! Please see detailed instructions below:
When and Where?
First round of auditions: Saturday, Sept 2nd, 12 - 7 PM & Sunday, Sept 3rd, 12 - 5 PM
Callbacks (for selected students) : Saturday, Sept 9th, 12 - 4 PM
General note: You will come for a group warm up at 12 PM on the day you plan to audition, during which you'll sign up for an individual audition slot for later that day.
What Should I Prepare?
Come ready with a solo song of your choice; now is the time to show off your vocal style and skill! You can choose any song of any style or genre as long as it is not Disney or musical theater. Choose whatever song you believe best showcases your vocal talent and sing just a verse and chorus! We ask for no karaoke accompaniment or following a YouTube video, just sing it *acapella* for us!
What Else to Expect:
We'll lead you through some ascending and descending scales, pitch matching exercises, and a blending activity. You don't need to prepare anything for this part, we'll teach it to you! :)
Good luck and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us through email! We are looking forward to hearing everyone :)
- 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.