AUDITIONS

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Fall 2021 Audition Information

Auditions for Fall 2021 are scheduled for September 18th and 19th at 11:00 am (EST)!

How auditions will work this year—read below!

After deciding what day you would like to audition (either Saturday or Sunday), report to McNeir Hall at 11:00 am. We'll introduce ourselves and teach you a simple blending exercise. Once you learn the blending exercise, you will sign up for an individual 7-minute time slot in the afternoon. Please be prepared to bring a mask for auditions. 

 

During your individual audition, we will find your vocal range by asking you to sing a simple scale as high and then as low as you can. Several “sing-backs” are next: we play a short sequence of notes on the piano and ask you to sing them back to us. This is a pitch exercise to check your skill at hearing and reproducing specific notes well.

  

Then, you will perform one verse and one chorus of the rock/pop/R&B solo that you have prepared. If you like, we can play a starting note on the piano. Try to pick a fairly well-known song, because it helps us if we are familiar with it beforehand. If you are concerned about your song choice, you can email us. This is your opportunity to demonstrate the best aspects of your voice. We just ask that you do not sing a musical theater or Disney song. 

 

After your solo, we may ask you to perform the blending exercise that we will have taught you in our introduction. We will briefly review this; it’s not about memorization. The emphasis is on “blend,” i.e., matching our pitch, tone, pronunciation, and volume, and limiting anything that makes you stand out, such as vibrato.

 

Afterward, we might ask you a few more questions. It may sound like a lot, but it’s really not so bad – just 7 minutes! Don’t feel nervous; we want you to do well as much as you do! Information about callbacks will be sent to you shortly after primary auditions.

Make sure to follow our social media (@guphantoms on Instagram) to follow anything we may post up until auditions! If you have ANY questions at all, please let us know via email or DM. Otherwise, we can't wait to meet all of you and hear you sing!

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