The auditions for the 2021-2022 edition of The A Cappella Group will be held in the choir room. Any student that wishes to be a member must audition. YOU MUST TAKE THE TIME TO READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY IF YOU WISH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE GROUP. Audition Requirements: 1. Sing an unaccompanied solo that is 1 minute or less. This should be a contemporary song and not classical or musical theatre in nature. The song should show off your voice in both style and range. If you are a high soprano, don't sing a song that is really low. You must also PERFORM the solo. Don't just sing it. You need to demonstrate a connection to the lyrics and really be expressive in your performance. 2. Perform your part with other singers. You must learn two pieces of music that will be available on this site by July 1. Hard copies of the music will be available at Cypress starting August 2 and also the first day of school. Choose a part and learn the music. If you are a soprano, most songs have two soprano parts and you can choose which one that you want to learn. If you are an alto, there are usually two alto parts and the tenor 1 part is also sung by altos. If you are a very low alto, you should go for the tenor 1 part. The guys have either tenor 2, baritone or bass to choose from. On the day of the audition, you will sing the song that is designated as the group song together with other people with only one person on each part. This will be done in the choir room with 8 or 9 singers. The song designated as the individual part song will be performed by you in a practice room with just you singing while the mixdown plays in the background. Both part songs will be recorded. This is the most important part of the audition. Part singing is the main thing that you will do in the group and you must be able to be independent and hold your part. Devote most of your time to this part of the audition. Students have been selected to be members of the group with an average solo and great part singing. No student has ever been selected that had an amazing solo, but couldn't hold a harmony part. The learning tracks for the audition pieces are in the TAG Learning Tracks section of the MUSIC page and the sheet music is available in the DOCUMENTS page. All parts of the audition will be recorded. If you have any questions about the audition or the audition music, please contact Mr. Stroh using the contact info in the CONTACTS section. Please contact Mr. Stroh early with any questions that you might have. Make sure you give yourself enough time to prepare for your audition. This is a nationally known group and you must take the audition seriously.