How does AcaRush at UC San Diego work?
A Cappella Recruitment at UC San Diego commences on the night of A Cappella Wants You. During this a cappella extravaganza all eight groups at UCSD will perform 2 songs. Post-concert you will be able to meet with representatives from each group and get a feel of what it’s like to be in an a cappella group! Afterward, sign up for audition slots for as many groups as you want. Auditions are September 27 - October 4. If you are invited, callbacks will take place the weekend after that: Friday, October 6, Saturday, October 7, and Sunday, October 8. Callback times have been coordinated among all groups, so you will NEVER have to worry about missing a callback because of another group’s audition/callback. AUDITIONEES will be notified of acceptance by ALL groups between 6-9 pm on the Monday following callbacks.
How many people will you be taking? Is it hard to get in?!
Tritones does not have a set number of members. We like to average around 14-16 members at once, but we’ve had as little as 11 members, to as much as 18. Rest assured that if you audition for us, and we feel that you are fully qualified to be in the group, we would love to have you on board!
With that being said, earning a spot in any of UC San Diego’s a cappella groups is extremely competitive. All groups participate in the same recruitment process. This is not to say that you have to be a musical genius or be the next American Idol! Everyone should audition, because you never know what we’re looking for in any particular year!
What song should I choose for my audition?
Please audition with any song that will highlight your capabilities as a soloist. Although we appreciate all genres of music, we do recommend auditioning with a contemporary pop or R&B song since this is the style of music that the group typically performs. Regardless of genre, please choose a song that accentuates your range and stylistic abilities.
If you have trouble choosing an audition song, please reference our YouTube channel for song ideas.
What makes someone stand out?
In order to stand out during a cappella rush, it is important for the auditionee to have fun and PERFORM during the audition! We REALLY want to get to know not only your voice, but your personality as well!
Can I audition for more than one group?
Yes, yes, and YES! In fact, we recommend that you audition for every single group that you can possibly audition for in order to determine which group is the best fit for you. Since membership in an a cappella group spans a college career, it is of utmost importance that you decide if a group’s “vibe” is right for you.