rush Guide

Excited about rushing Mixed Co? Read this guide, and you'll be well on your way towards having a successful audition! 

 

Your Audition

Auditions can sound daunting, but don't worry! We've got you covered. Our musical director, Sofía Campoamor, has put together this handy audition outline so you'll know what you're getting into. No surprises here!

 

Scales

We will use a variety of vocal warm-ups (and downs) to explore your range. This will help us determine where your voice would best fit into our group. You can also think of this time as a personal warm-up for the rest of your audition!

Ear Training

We’ll ask you to sing back a few melodies played on piano-- trust your ear and see what you can do!

Blending

You’ll have an opportunity to sing with REAL LIVE MEMBERS OF MIXED COMPANY -- please prepare the passage from "When She Loved Me" available for download on the right. Choose whichever of the four parts (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass) you're most comfortable with, but make sure to take the bottom split when applicable.

Solo

Please prepare a short solo (app. 45 seconds - 1 minute) of your choosing. Any style is welcome--pick something you're comfortable with that will allow you to showcase your voice at its best!

NO sight reading during auditions)

Audition Checklist

Here's what you need for your audition:

NOTE: when singing "When She Loved Me," please take the BOTTOM split whenever there is one.

Important Dates

Woolsey Jam

August 27 at 10:30pm, Woolsey Hall

SSS Jam

August 30 at 10:30pm, SSS 114

Auditions

September 1-3 at Davenport Theater

Singing Dessert

September 7 at 10:00pm, Sudler Hall

Bagel Bite Game Night

September 7 at 11:30pm, the Dive (Davenport buttery)

Callbacks

September 9-10 at Davenport Theater

Tap Night

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The Music Team

Sofía and Neha form this year's musical leadership, and they are the ones you will interact most with during your auditions and callbacks. Check out their bios on our members page!

Here's their advice for you:

"Sing what you love to sing, not what you think we'll like to hear. There's no one right sound or genre in Mixed Company--we might not know we love something until we hear it!" -- Sofía
"Everyone in the audition room is there to support you and cheer you on. We want you to succeed, so even if you're nervous, just show us what you can do!" -- Neha
Sofía Campoamor, MC '19 Musical Director

Sofía Campoamor, MC '19

Musical Director

Neha Bhatt, BK '20 Assistant Musical Director

Neha Bhatt, BK '20

Assistant Musical Director

Yale SGC

A cappella rush at Yale is regulated and governed by the Singing Group Council (SGC). Feel free to check out their website at yalesgc.com, or read up on the rules of rush with last year's Rushee Guidebook here. Also, look out for more information on an SGC-run Information Session, scheduled for Tuesday, August 29th at 2:00 pm in the Ezra Stiles Common Room.