2021-2022 Auditions: Rolling
FOR 2021-2022: Any vocalist who will be a full-time high school student during the 2021-2022 school year and available (August – May) to attend weekly rehearsals.
Yearly Member Tuition:
$350 - Tuition will never be a barrier to entrance for members. If it is an issue, we will work with you!
Audition Application/Video Deadline:
Rolling Auditions (Submit at any time)
Audition Video Instructions:
Please make sure your video is edited together in the following order:
Say hello! Tell us your name, age, what high school you attend, and voice part.
2. SOLO PERFORMANCE
Sing a verse and chorus of one solo piece for us. We want to hear your tone, phrasing, intonation, personality, and energy. Have fun with this and pick a song that’s in your comfort zone, we want to see you at your best! No classical or rap pieces please. The majority of our repertoire is contemporary music.
If you are primarily a beatboxer/vocal percussionist, please ALSO give us a demonstration (approx. 2 mins), which can include anything and everything you’re comfortable with (straight-ahead beats, fills, freestyle beatboxing, etc.) ALSO, please include a segment where you do a simple beat at a comfortable tempo along with metronome. No need to be flashy for this part, we just want to see that you can keep a solid beat.
3. PART SINGING
Download the learning tracks and performance tracks for "I Wish" and "Georgia On My Mind" *CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD*
Use the learning tracks and sheet music to learn whichever voice part suits you best on each song. (Beatboxers must sing for both examples) IMPORTANT NOTE: When learning each song, make sure to wear headphones as one ear will play the ensemble parts and the other will have your specific part playing.
Pay attention to the phrasing, dynamics, and inflections of the voices on the demo, and do you best to blend with them.
Once you have each song learned, play the performance track and sing your part along with it. When you record yourself doing this we want to hear mostly you, but also the performance track in the background as well. You don’t have to have it memorized.
4. PERSONAL STATEMENT
Briefly tell us why you’re interested in becoming a member of The Ozarks A Cappella and what you think you would add to our group!
***If you are recording your video with a webcam, make sure to adjust your microphone input level so that the sound doesn’t distort. On a Mac, go into System Preferences > Sound > Input tab and lower the input volume.
***Your video can either be in one complete take OR edited together. The audio must remain raw and untouched – no EQ, compression, reverb, or pitch correction of any kind. We want to hear you as you sound in the room.
Once you have completed and uploaded your video to YouTube, you are ready to fill out our application! Click the button below to enter some basic info about yourself as well as the link to your audition video. Thank you for your interest in The Ozarks A Cappella and good luck!