So you want to be a tone?
You've found the right place! Auditions are short and sweet – just come prepared with a short solo that showcases your strengths. We understand that the audition process can be pretty intimidating, so we want to make you feel as comfortable as possible.
When are auditions?
We hold auditions in the beginning of each fall and spring semester. Stay tuned until this fall for the full audition schedule!
What does the audition process consist of?
We'll ask you to sing a short solo (a verse and a chorus of a song of your choice), in addition to scales and pitch matching exercises. Callbacks will be posted on the homepage of our website on Thursday night.
That sounds intimidating. What if I mess up?
Don't worry about it! We're just here to hear you sing and have fun – we understand that the audition process can be pretty intimidating, so we want to make you feel as comfortable as possible.
I think I want to try out for more than one group. Is that ok?
Of course! Cornell is home to so many fantastic a cappella groups on campus, and auditioning for a group doesn't mean that you're obligated in any way to join. Just be sure to inform us and the other groups that you'll be trying out for multiple groups. We want you to have the best shot for all groups, so we encourage you to try out for as many groups as you'd like!
What song should I use to audition?
The song you choose to audition with should be in your vocal range, and showcase your strengths. Don't worry about choosing a contemporary or more popular song – we just want to hear what you have to offer and what you do best!