WIBI Open Rehearsal : September 19, 2022, 6:30pm, ACE 225
WIBI Auditions : September 24-25, 2022
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Come join the community!
From whatever background you come from, we invite everyone to try out for auditions. We would love to hear your voice and see how you could fit within our sound.
If you’re still deciding to see if WIBI is the right fit for you, fear not as we will have an open rehearsal so you can learn what it’s like to be a member. This learning experience is open to everyone, even those who are not planning on joining. So bring a friend along with you. Keep an eye out on our socials to get the dates first.
This year auditions will finally be held in person!
If you have any questions, we would be more than happy to answer them. There is no such thing as a dumb question.
All you need, is to have a love of singing
Priority during the audition process will go to current York University students.
Available on these dates:
- 6:30-9:30 Mondays and Wednesdays for rehearsals
- October 14-16 for WIBI’s Annual Retreat
Audition of 2023 sign-ups are open now until Tuesday, September 20 at 11:59 PM EST. If you would still like to audition but have missed the closing date please email us and we will assess on a case-by-case basis.
Auditions will occur September 24-25. Time slots are offered on a first come first serve basis, however, should none of the available times work for you, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Selected auditionees will be contacted for callbacks which will occur on September 26.
Please fill out the Contact Form above so we can send you the links for the Audition process
The audition process will include the following:
- Musicianship testing, which includes a range test (sight reading is not required)
- The auditionee sings a song of their choice (1 minute)
- Singing bar 1-9 of WIBI’s ‘Love Yourself’ chart with the audition panel (required materials are linked on our website and in the Google Form)
The only thing you need to be prepared for is to learn and have fun!
WIBI will perform some songs
Fun Ice breakers to get to know each other
We will be learning together how to sing a WIBI song
Is WIBI Limited to music majors?
WIBI is open to any and all applicants interested in music, regardless of musical background. Several of our members, both past and present, are from various faculties across York.
What does WIBI look for in auditionees?
People who are enthusiastic, motivated to learn, and excited to make great music!
What voice sections are needed?
We are currently looking for all voice types i.e. soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass, and vocal percussion.
Do I have to be a York student?
No, however, priority and preference is for current York students as WIBI A Cappella is registered as a York University club.
Do I need to sing a whole song?
No, please sing either a verse and a chorus or a chorus and a bridge to demonstrate your vocal ability to us.
What genre would be best?
Preferably pop, R&B, indie, and other contemporary songs to be consistent with WIBI’s typical repertoire.
What if I miss the deadline?
Reach out to us! We will review these applications on a case-by-case basis but please try your best to submit your audition on time.
What do rehearsals look like this year?
We will be having two mandatory rehearsals each week, in-person, Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 PM.
Can I re-audition if I didn’t/don’t get in?
You are more than welcome to re-audition to WIBI once auditions have reopened! If you are a returning auditionee, feel free to audition as well.
How much music does WIBI learn?
We learn approximately eight (8) charts per semester
Do I need to know how to read sheet music?
While it will be useful, WIBI also provides audio files for individual parts to cater to auditory learners.
When will I hear back from you?
Expect to hear from us around a day or two after auditions close!