ATTENTION: Auditions for the 2020-21 school year have now ended. If you are still interested in becoming a part of our Pitch Family, please consider auditioning for us next year!
So you wanna be a Pitch? Come join us―it'll be fun!
In short, our audition process consists of three things: a quick introduction, scales, and a song. The song should be about a minute long (or a verse and a chorus) and can be any song you'd like, and if you're interested in vocal percussion, we'd love to hear that too! If we think you'll be a good match for our group, we'll reach out to you about callbacks. Don't be nervous; we just want to hear you sing!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What if I have no experience?
No experience is necessary! Of course it's helpful to have some, but we'll consider everyone who auditions for us, regardless of previous experience.
What if I don't have the nicest microphone/no mic at all?
That's ok! For the audition and callbacks you really don't need the fanciest setup, the mics that are automatically built-in to your earphones will do! If you want to get a ~little~ more quality out of your recording, we recommend putting a sock over your phone's microphone and singing into that (a little weird, but it works!).
What if I can't make callbacks?
Unfortunately, you must be present at callbacks to be considered for the group. If it's not working out this quarter, keep an eye out for future auditions!
How many people are you taking?
It really depends each year, based on what we need/are looking for. There's no set number or cutoff.
What's the time commitment like?
We rehearse as a full group once a week for about 1-2 hours, and we have smaller sectional rehearsals once a week for an hour. We might also have a few extra rehearsals if need be (for example, during competition season).
I've been invited to callbacks! Will having a conflict with another group's callbacks affect my chances of being accepted into either group? Would I need to pick one or the other?
Of course not! There's so many groups here on campus that overlaps are almost always guaranteed. In fact, most of the a cappella groups with callback overlap usually coordinate with each other for a good time someone would need to leave one group's callbacks to attend another. When you receive your invitations just make sure to let us know about your conflict and we'll be able to tell you how it can work out. No need to worry!
If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us.