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 absolutely encourage everyone to audition, regardless of prior experience!
When are auditions?
We're holding auditions for the fall semester between August 29th and August 31st, right after classes begin!
Tues 8/29 RPCC 203 5:00-8:00 PM
Wed 8/30 RPCC 220 5:00-8:00 PM
Thurs 8/31 RPCC 220 5:00-8:00 PM
Callbacks will be Friday, 9/1, in Lincoln Hall, from 4:30 - 8:30 PM.
What does the audition consist of?
Auditions will typically last around 15 minutes each (walk-in). 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 and Facebook page on Thursday night.
That sounds intimidating. What if I mess up?
Don't worry about it! We've all been in your shoes, so we know firsthand how nerve-wracking the process can be. Just relax, be yourself, and remember – we're just here to hear you sing and have fun! Of course, we want to make you feel as comfortable as possible, so if you have any questions or worries whatsoever, feel free to reach out to any Touchtone, or contact us here!
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 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. If you aren't sure if you've got the right song for you, feel free to have a friend listen to you sing it and have them critique you. Don't worry about choosing a contemporary or more popular song – we just want to see what you have to offer and hear what you do best!