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A Cappella Auditions

We are thrilled that you are interested in being a member of one our Argyle High School Choral Department A Cappella groups. Whether you are currently a member of Choir, live in Argyle ISD and are not a member of Choir, or are moving to the district next year, you have the opportunity to audition for one of our two groups. 

This year's auditions will take place on Thursday and Friday, May 6th-7th from 4:30-6:00PM each day in the Argyle High School Choir Room.

Membership Requirements

1. Students must be enrolled in a Classical Choral ensemble to participate in an A Cappella group

2. To be considered for Remedy, you must be willing to enroll in a double block of Choir & A Cappella

3. To be considered for Flight, you must be willing to rehearse before school, after school, and during mega lunch

4. All students and parents must review the AHS A Cappella Contract and fill out the A Cappella Contract Acknowledgement Form before the video deadline of auditions closes on Wednesday night, May 5th at 11:59PM.

 


Audition Instructions

Vocal Solo Auditions

  1. Please prepare 45-60 seconds of a song from any contemporary style of music

  2. No classical, musical theater, or foreign language songs are allowed

  3. The solo needs to be performed from memory and sung a cappella (no backing tracks or piano)

Choreography Auditions

  1. Click on the Choreography Teaching & Demo Videos on the side of this page

  2. Learn the routine exactly as it is shown to you in the video

  3. On the day of auditions will we go over the routine together in person

  4. You need to hold something that resembles a mic (mic, water bottle, phone, hairbrush, etc)

  5. You will also need to mouth the words to the song as if you are singing (just the melody of the song)

  6. We will perform the routine together and then in groups of 3-5

  7. Everyone will have the chance to do the routine 2-3 times

 

Vocal Parts Auditions

  1. All students will also learn an a cappella arrangement of a contemporary song ("Say Something" by PTX)

  2. Use the sheet music and tracks on the side of this page to learn the arrangement

  3. All students need to learn the voice that best fits their range

  4. Will we go over the arrangement together in person a few times to make sure everyone is on the same page.

  5. The day of auditions, students will be asked to sing in at least 3 different groups of 4 singers at a time, with only one person on each part.

Vocal Percussion Auditions

  1. These auditions are completely optional. If you would like to be considered for VP in Remedy of Flight, please be prepared to beat box to the Vocal Parts Audition Song above. 

  2. Vocal Percussionists are required to learn one of the Vocal Parts as well. So please be prepared to sing and beat box.

  3. Beginner Vocal Percussionists are HIGHLY recommended to try out! Very few people have experience doing this so please do not be afraid to step up in auditions.

  4. Use the Vocal Parts Track on the side to practice laying down a beat to the song.    

A Cappella Audition Rubric - PDF
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