Eight Tracks Fall 2019 Auditions

The call for auditions is now open!

Do you want to join the Eight Tracks? Now is your chance! We are auditioning for three new members.

 

Mezzo-Soprano - If you’ve ever been called a fierce beltress, we want to hear from you! We are looking for someone to bring power to the upper end of our arrangements. Versatility is also important, since you’ll have to swing up to soprano and down to alto, depending on who’s soloing. Ideal range is roughly G3 - E5, with a comfortable belt up to at least C5.

Alto - How low can you go? We are looking for a strong alto who can bring a rich sound to the middle of our arrangements. We’re looking for someone comfortable singing from F3 to B4, roughly.

 

Bass, Baritone, or Tenor - Based on our current line-up, we have a bit of flexibility. We’re looking for a strong lower voice. Your money range should be A2 - E4. We have a strong preference for someone with vocal percussion ability.

 

We value solo abilities as well as strong block singing, so you should be just as comfortable wailing on lead vocals as you are blending with the group. Previous a cappella experience is nice, as is vocal percussion ability, but neither is required.

 

To be considered for an audition:

  1. Send us a quick note to let us know you’re thinking of auditioning at theeighttracks@gmail.com.

  2. Record an audition video of yourself. It doesn’t have to be fancy. You can film using your smartphone. 

  3. Start your video with a brief spoken introduction telling us your name, where you’re from, your voice part, your musical background, and why you’d like to join the Eight Tracks. This doesn’t need to be more than 30-60 seconds.

  4. Sing a snippet of a pop song without accompaniment that really shows us your voice. We want to get to know your range and vocal abilities. This shouldn’t be more than 60-90 seconds. A verse and chorus is plenty.

  5. Optional: If you do vocal percussion, show us your chops with a 30-60 second freestyle.

  6. When you’re done recording, upload your video to YouTube as an unlisted video and send us the link by email at theeighttracks@gmail.com by September 1, 2019.

 

Our newest members will join the group right on the heels of our performance at the Boston Harmony Sweepstakes, where we took second place. We’ve got some exciting performances in the works, and it’s a great time to join the Eight Tracks. Check out our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube pages to see more of the Eight Tracks in action.

 

Have fun making your audition video! We can’t wait to hear from you!