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Below are some frequently asked questions about the Hoos in Treble audition process! If you still have questions, we will be happy to answer them! Please contact our President, Dani Bhadare-Valente, at firstname.lastname@example.org or our Music Director, Tristen Davenport, at email@example.com.
When and where will you be holding auditions?
We will not be holding spring 2017 auditions, but would love to see you in the fall! Fall auditions are typically held the first week of the semester.
What's the time commitment of being in Hoos in Treble?
Although being a part of Hoos in Treble is a substantial commitment, our girls will agree that the hours spent together rehearsing, recording for the CD, performing at gigs, attending social events, and traveling around Charlottesville (as well as the United States) is one of the most rewarding experiences at the University of Virginia! Typically, we spend at least six hours rehearsing each week, as well as an additional couple of hours singing at gigs, or traveling!
How do I sign up for auditions?
Come visit the Hoos in Treble booth at the Fall Activities Fair! There, you will be able to sign up for your designated audition time, meet our girls, and ask questions. You could also send us an email to request a specific time, or simply show up!
How should I best prepare for the audition process?
During the audition, we want you to be comfortable as possible! The entire audition process generally lasts ten minutes and consists of warm-up scales, pitch recall, and a blending exercise. You will be singing your solo after these warm-up exercises, so come prepared with a verse and chorus of a song that showcases your vocal abilities! While many of our girls love Broadway, Disney, and classical music, we strongly encourage you to choose a song that is more current and popular.
Do I need to have singing experience?
Nope! Some of our HITTAs have never had vocal training, been a part of a singing ensemble, or read music prior to becoming a part of Hoos in Treble. Being a part of an a cappella ensemble is truly a unique experience because many of us have learned to beatbox, arrange music, read sheet music, etc while we were in the group. Really, we just hope that you enjoy singing as much as we do!
What happens after auditions?
Callbacks occur on the weekend following your audition! If you've made it past the first round of auditions, look for your name on the "Callback List" posted at the designated Lawn room. Furthermore, we will contact you with additional information.
If I didn't make it the first time, can I try out again?
Definitely! In fact, we encourage you to try out again! Some of our HITtas tried out more than once before they became a part of the group.