we hold auditions for all voice parts each semester.
we encourage anyone who is affiliated with mit and wants to try a cappella to audition, regardless of age or experience. we take incoming freshman, upperclassmen, as well as graduate students, and some of our hottest singers have had no musical training whatsoever - they came to us straight from the showers!
there is no need to worry or stress about auditions ... there's enough of that at MIT. resonance auditions are casual and fun!
for your audition, we'll ask you to sing a song of your choosing. feel free to bring lyrics (we're not testing memory!), and we can play a starting note for you if you wish. but alas, you cannot sing with a piano, recording, etc...it is a cappella, after all! you do not need to prepare the entire song -- a verse and chorus is plenty. other than your song, we will go through some simple exercises to get a better feel for your voice.
before you go, you'll get a chance to chat with us a bit and ask us any questions you might have about the group. we'll let you know at the audition how we'll be contacting everyone regarding callbacks as well.
resonance is primarily a rock/pop group (take a look at our repertoire for a better idea), so we'd like you to perform a solo in this genre or a related one. pop, rock, r&b, metal, indie, or any top 40s music tend to work well.
don't worry if you feel uncomfortable singing our style of music just yet! we understand that folks have different backgrounds, and we're looking for not just talent, but potential and passion. let us know what type of music you're most comfortable with, and we'll help you come up with a song that suits you.
at callbacks, our main objective is to hear the way you sound in our group. we will teach you some of our music, and you will get the opportunity to sing with members of the group and the other auditionees. afterwards, we all go out for dinner (on us, of course!) to get to know each other better.
we have no idea! while our group size is typically kept between 14 and 18, we operate without a strict numerical minimum or limit, and we vary our size based on our current and desired sound, our current membership and the specific talents of everyone who auditions.
ideally, we take all of our new members at the beginning of each academic semester. if you absolutely cannot make our audition times, please contact email@example.com asap, and we will do our best to work something out. also, we will hold auditions again at the beginning of the school year, so keep an eye out for audition announcements around campus.
If there's anything else you want to know, or just want to chat, feel free to email us at:
firstname.lastname@example.org. We're looking forward to hearing you!