it's that time of the year!
This year Faux Paz, along with other fellow University of Maryland A Cappella groups, will be holding Fall auditions on Sunday September 17th and Monday September 18th at 7pm in Room 3160 of The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center located at 8270 Alumni Drive.
Auditioning is simple! Just come to auditions with one verse and one chorus prepared of a song of your choice to be sung a cappella. If you can beatbox, show us what you can do! You only have to audition once on whichever audition day is more convenient for you!
After each audition day, a callback list will be posted on our website (umdfauxpaz.com/auditions), Facebook (Faux Paz), and Twitter (@UMDFauxPaz) pages. If you are called back, come prepared with another verse and chorus selection (different than auditions). At both auditions and callbacks, we will test your pitch matching ability and vocal range. At callbacks, we will also teach you a segment of one of our arrangements based on your voice part to hear how you blend with the group. After callbacks, we will call you to let you know our decision!
Here are some tips from our members:
"It's perfectly normal to be nervous, but don't let that hold you back! We were all once in your shoes. Be confident in yourself!" - Cat, joined Fall 2015
"Be yourself, we love that! We're pretty weird, so nothing surprises us at tis point!"
- Shanto, Joined Fall 2014
"Bring water! When I get nervous, my throat gets dry.. it helps!" - Laurence, Joined Fall 2016
"Don't be afraid of making a little mistake, no one's perfect. We're rooting for you!" - Amrita, Joined Fall 2015
But most importantly.. Have fun!
Make sure to visit our AUDITIONS page for any questions or concerns you may have.
We can't wait to meet you!