Excited about rushing Mixed Co? Read this guide, and you'll be well on your way towards having a successful audition!
Auditions can sound daunting, but don't worry! We've got you covered. Our musical director, Aïssa Guindo, has put together this handy audition outline so you'll know what you're getting into. No surprises here!
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!
We’ll ask you to sing back a few melodies played on piano — trust your ear and see what you can do!
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.
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)
Sunday, August 25 at 10:00pm, Woolsey Hall
Tuesday, August 27 at 10:30pm, Dwight Hall
August 30 to September 1, location TBA
Thursday, September 5 at 10:00pm, Sudler Hall
Bagel Bite Game Night
Thursday, September 5 at 11:30pm, location TBA
dates and location TBA
The Music Team
Aïssa and Ben 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:
"My advice is to relax, take a deep breath, and remember that the audition is 10x less serious than you think it’ll be. Rather than trying to pick the ‘perfect song,’ show us something that you truly enjoy that lets your personality shine thorough — oftentimes you’ll find that those songs lead to the best performances!" - Aïssa
"We embrace all genres and love to hear new things in the audition room, so sing what you like to sing and what makes you shine the most!" - Ben
Mixed Company of Yale is a member of the Yale Singing Group Council (SGC), an umbrella organization that represents 16 undergraduate a cappella groups. The SGC organizes rush, along with other events throughout the year. More information about rush and a cappella at Yale can be found at www.yalesgc.com.