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10 Tips To Rock Your A Cappella Audition

Auditions can be terrifying. Fear not. We've got 10 tips to make your audition a breeze. Sign up for an audition time for The Amateurs at!

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1. Stay Hydrated

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At least one day before your audition, make sure you are drinking plenty of water (and/or tea). Also avoid alcohol and caffeine which can cause your body to lose water. So save the festivities for after.

2. Get Plenty of Rest


Sleep is hard to come by in college but make sure you get a solid 8 hours the night before.

3. Carefully Choose Your Audition Song

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A good song is one that shows off your range but is comfortable enough that you can perform it confidently.


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Milk. Cheese. Yogurt. These delicious treats are great at any other time but NOT before your audition. Dairy and singing do not mix.

5. Don't Dwell on Mistakes


Nobody is perfect. If you make a mistake, brush it off and continue to rock your audition. Side note: One of our current members puked before her audition. #pukeandrally

6. Avoid Yelling

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Take care of your voice before auditions! Yelling and screaming might leave you without one when you need it most.

7. Dress For Success


Show us that you care about the audition and impress us with your impeccable style at the same time.

8. Be Yourself

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We want to get to know you! It's ok if you're weird. We are too.

9. Have Fun!

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We do it because we love it. We want your audition to be as fun as possible. Try not to stress and be in the moment!

10. Most Importantly...AUDITION!

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The surest way to not make an a cappella group is to not audition. Don't make that mistake. Put yourself out there and see what happens.

See You At Auditions!

We hope these tips help you on your big day! Sign up for an audition on our website, We can't wait to meet you!

This. Could. Be. You.

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