AUDITIONS

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Fall 2022 Audition Information

Auditions for Fall 2022 will take place in person on September 10th and 11th from 12:00 PM to 7:00PM (EST) in McNeir Hall!

How auditions will work this semester—read below!

You must be a Georgetown University undergraduate student to audition for the Phantoms. On either day of auditions, we start with group warm-ups while introducing ourselves as the Phantoms! Afterwards, you will sign up for a time slot for later that day. Feel free to leave and come back for your designated time slot during which you will sing scales and the solo that you prepared for.


Scales: These are a series of ascending and descending notes that help you warm up your voice while also giving us a sense of your range and your ability to match pitch. You may sing along to the scales using a vowel of your choice, such as “ah” or “oo.” You will start by singing ascending scales and finish by singing descending scales, and you can begin both in the octave most comfortable for you.

 

Solo: For your solo component of the audition, we will ask you to sing a verse and a chorus of a song of your choice. You may sing a song from any genre, but please do not sing Disney or musical theater. We recommend you choose a fairly well-known song so that it is easier for us to judge your pitch accuracy with something we are familiar with. If you have any doubts about the song you want to sing, please email us and we will be happy to help! We also ask that you do not have a backing track or headphones on during your solo. You are welcome to play the starting note or the start of the song to get a sense of the key, but please sing this entirely a cappella. Additionally, if you have any rapping or beatboxing skills, you’re more than welcome to show them off in this part of the audition, but you may only do so after you’ve finished your verse and chorus.

Callbacks: Callback decisions will be released no later than September 11th and will take place on September 17th and September 18th in McNeir Hall. People who receive callbacks will need to prepare a verse and chorus of another song. 


If you have any questions at all about the audition process, head to our socials and find some audition advice from our current members or email us at guphantoms@gmail.com! Also, don’t forget to have fun! We know you all have wonderful voices already, and we can’t wait to hear them!

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