2017 Spring Auditions
The Harvard Din & Tonics are happy to announce that our spring auditions for the 2017-2018 academic year are coming up! We welcome anyone interested in singing and/or performing, regardless of experience. The times and dates of our preliminary Spring 2017 auditions follow below:
Saturday, April 8th: 2-4pm in Harvard Hall 201
Sunday, April 9th: 7-9pm in Lowell Lecture 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the audition process.
We hope to see you at our auditions!