Spring 2022 Virtual Auditions

Are you an incoming or returning Georgetown student interested in auditioning for the GraceNotes? Below are some FAQs about the audition process!

 

 

TIMELINE:

 

Auditions: Open until Thursday, January 27 at 6PM EST

 

Callbacks: Sunday, January 30

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

Please click HERE to access the Google form to submit your audition!

In this Google Drive link, you will find:

1) A voice recording of one of our Musical Directors leading you through scales


2) Sheet music and piano/voice recordings of a short piece of our arrangement of Winter Wonderland

The first step is to use the scales recording to video yourself warming up and down. The best way to do this is to play our recording out loud on your computer, and then film yourself singing along on your phone or other device. This exercise covers a big vocal range, but don’t feel pressured to sing as high or low as it goes - stop when it feels uncomfortable to you!

Next, you will use the sheet music and piano recordings for Winter Wonderland to learn one voice part. This can be whichever part is most comfortable for you! Once you’ve learned your part, you will video yourself singing this part along with the recording of our voices singing without this part. For example, if you’re an alto, we recommend playing the recording of our voices minus the alto part out loud from your computer. Then, you will video yourself from your phone or another device as you sing the alto part along with our voices. This is for us to get a sense of your blend, so try your best to match our volume/sound as you sing!  

Finally, you will video yourself singing a verse and chorus of any pop/rock/RnB song of your choice (no musical theatre, please!). We ask that this video be kept to around a minute or less. 

You will submit all three videos through the Google form, and then you’re done! Auditions are due Thursday, January 27 at 6:00pm EST. Once the form closes and we’ve reviewed the videos, we will contact you with information regarding Callbacks. 

We want to make this process as easy as possible for you, so if you ever have ANY questions, please do not hesitate to contact the group or any individual members on our social media accounts or at gracenotes@georgetown.edu.

1. When are auditions?

Auditions are held at the beginning of the Fall semester. Depending on the number of singers and voice parts we have, we may hold Spring semester auditions. More details surrounding specific dates will be posted a few weeks in advance to the audition.

3. What should I sing? And how much of a song should I prepare?

Prepare a verse and a chorus of a song that you're comfortable with, and that best fits your vocal style and range. We have a pretty diverse repertoire of songs, so choose your favorite song to sing. We just ask that you refrain from preparing a song from a musical. 

2. What is the audition process like?

For the Spring 2022 semester, our audition process is virtual. Auditions run in two parts. First, there will be an initial audition to show us your skills. Then, if you make it to the next round, we'll ask you to return for a callback!