We cannot wait to welcome new members into Signature A Cappella this fall. Keep reading to find out how YOU can sing with Sig! If you have any questions or concerns about the audition process, feel free to email our director Emilia Szmyrgala at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, September 24: 7-10 PM, Ackerman 3508
Sunday, September 25: 9-11 PM, Ackerman 3508
Monday, September 26: 8-11 PM, Kerckhoff 152
Tuesday, September 27: 8-11 PM, Kerckhoff 152
*CALLBACKS* Wednesday, September 28: 6-8:30 PM, Sunset Recreation Mesa Room A
You can sign up through an online server called Acaspot from the end of zero week to the beginning of first week. You will be asked to select a time slot and fill out a bit of basic information so we can get to know you! Shortly after, you will receive confirmation email with final details about your audition. We will also send you a reminder email the evening before your audition. While we recommend signing up through Acaspot, we allow walk-in auditions. We encourage everyone to audition, regardless of vocal experience! To go to Acaspot and sign up, click here.
***If time slots are completely full, you can still come in to audition! We will always accept walk-ins!***
Now that you’ve signed up, here comes the fun part! For your audition, you will need to prepare 30 seconds of a song of your choice. Choose a song that best shows off your vocal talent and gives us a taste of your personality! We will be able to play a starting note if you need one. After your solo, we may ask you to sing a short collection of random notes (either tonal memory or site reading—you choose!). We may also have you sing some scales in order to determine your vocal range. Finally, the 4 or 5 Sigs in the room with you may ask you a few additional questions if your Audition Form left anything unclear. The whole thing will take no longer than 5 minutes and we assure you that the audition is absolutely nothing to stress about. Just bring a smile and confidence and show us what you’ve got!
We will send out the callback results via email to all auditionees late on the last night of auditions. The number we invite back depends each year on how many auditioned and how many people we are looking to take. The event will run very similarly to our weekly rehearsals: you will learn a part of a few songs in our current repertoire and have the chance to solo on them as well! This will allow us to see you within the context of our group: how you blend with the current members, how quickly you learn music, how you solo in front of your peers and what other talents and personality traits you would bring to our group. We will contact you sometime in the late evening after callbacks, either by phone or email, to let you know our final results.