What to Expect When You're Auditioning

Posted on Aug 24 by admin

Audition

1) Stop by the WM A Cappella Showcase on Wednesday night at 8 PM

If you're not already familiar with our group's sound, the Showcase is a great opportunity to see what an a cappella performance feels like.   We'll be performing two of our newest songs, and afterward, we'll have a table set up where you can sign up for an audition time slot (the earliest slots go first) and ask us any questions you might have.

2) Pick an awesome audition song

The key to song selection is finding a piece that shows off the most unique aspects of your tone and range without overreaching and sounding forced or unnatural.  In other words, pick something that you feel comfortable and confident singing.  Our repertoire is very diverse, and so are our individual musical tastes, so don't feel like there are "right" and "wrong" genres for audition songs.  From Barbershop to Motown to recent Top 40 hits, we've got you covered, and we can't wait to jam out with you!

3) Be smart about preparing

Control what you can control.  Your musical ability is already there, so make sure you don't let outside factors cover it up.  As exciting as the beginning of freshman year can be, staying up all night and screaming at the top of your lungs tend to get in the way of a good singing voice.   Make sure you get a good night of sleep and drink plenty of fluids on Audition Day...and a good dinner before you come in can kill those nervous butterflies!