The Princeton Footnotes

Fresh All-Male A Cappella

Meet the Footnotes!

Taking silly seriously since 1959!

Join the Footnotes!

Auditions for Fall 2014 are coming up soon!

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Auditions are coming up soon!

The Audition Process

Our Open House and Auditions schedule will be announced soon!

The Princeton Footnotes hold auditions twice a year, and invite freshman and sophomore men to try out. Because all eight arch-rotation groups at Princeton hold auditions during the same one-week period, you can try out for as many other groups as you like. When audition dates and times are announced, the sign-up form will be posted on this website.

Our audition process is simple, harmless, and low-pressure. We start off with scales to warm up your voice and get a sense of your range. Then we do a few swells on single notes to test your ability to sing both loudly and softly. Next come four short pitch-matching exercises, in which we play a few notes on the piano and you sing them back. Then, we’d like you to sing a short solo of your choice. The solo can be anything from the National Anthem to a Billy Joel tune to something by Pink Floyd, but your best bet is to sing something you’re comfortable with and that shows off your voice. Don’t worry if you can’t read music or have never spent time in a choral group before – several of our most talented members did not have any previous musical experience.

Being in the Footnotes is unlike anything you have ever been involved with, and it is more than worth the effort. Our auditions are designed to be low-pressure, relaxed and enjoyable. If you have more questions about auditioning for the Footnotes, feel free to reach out!