2016 Fall Auditions
The Harvard Din & Tonics are happy to announce that our auditions for the 2016-2017 academic year are coming very soon! We welcome anyone interested in singing and/or performing, regardless of experience. The times and dates of our preliminary fall 2016 auditions follow below.
Friday, September 2nd: 12 PM - 3 PM
Sunday, September 4th: 11 AM - 2 PM
Monday, September 5th: 3 PM - 6 PM
These auditions will be held in the green room in the basement of Memorial/Annenberg Hall. Auditionees are advised to prepare a short solo in advance.
The Dins are not only one of Harvard's finest singing groups, performing in crowded venues across multiple continents; they are also a tightly knit community spanning many generations of vocalists and friends. We hope that you will seize an opportunity to become one of this community's newest members. See you there!
The Audition Process
The Din & Tonics hold auditions each fall and spring. The audition process for the Din & Tonics is rigorous, but it is also immensely enjoyable. The process has two stages: preliminary auditions and callbacks.
Preliminary auditions: These are held over a period of 2-3 days and are open to all male degree-seeking Harvard students. The preliminary audition, which lasts approximately 5 minutes, consists of a range test, some short pitch-matching exercises, and an optional sight-reading selection. Additionally, auditionees are asked to prepare a short solo in advance of the audition. Solos can be in any style with which an auditionee feels comfortable, and should be limited to about a minute in length.
Callback auditions: After all auditionees have been heard, the Dins select a small number who are “called-back” for the second stage of the audition process. During callback auditions, auditionees learn and perform selections of the group’s repertoire. Auditionees also have a chance to get to know the Dins themselves.
Once the three nights of callback auditions are complete, the Din & Tonics welcome their newest members, who officially join the group the next morning.
Please feel free to contact the Dins’ President at email@example.com with any questions about the audition process.
We hope to see you at our auditions!