meet the rush managers.
SIGN UP FOR SPRING 2023 AUDITIONS HERE!
Looking to learn more about a cappella rush at Yale? We're here to introduce you to Redhot & Blue, plan your rush meals, and make your experience easy and fun. Feel free to contact us with any questions about the rush process or even where to eat for lunch, which libraries are best for napping, or how to make the perfect dining hall waffle.
Musical Director, Alto '25
You'll quickly find that it is impossible to remember everyone's name during rush. If you can only remember one, remember Ruthie!
President, Bass '24
Business Manager, Tenor '24
Redhot & Blue is a member of the Yale Singing Group Council (SGC), an umbrella organization that represents 17 undergraduate a cappella groups. The SGC organizes rush, along with other events throughout the year. More information about rush and a cappella at Yale can be found at www.yalesgc.org.
AUDITIONS SPRING 2023
Auditions are a fun, lowkey way for us to hear your voice. Make sure to get a good night’s sleep and do anything else that helps psych you up. Don’t stress—you’ve got nothing to lose!
Here’s a quick rundown of what you can expect at the audition:
We’ll start off with some basic exercises to test your vocal range and to get you warmed up for the rest of your audition.
2. EAR Training
We’ll check your musical instincts with a few quick ear-training exercises, and then teach you a small section from the Redhot repertoire aurally.
Below, you’ll find the first fourteen measures of “When You Are Old.” Pick and prepare the line you think best fits your voice. A quartet will guide you through the excerpt in your audition. Sound files are available to help you prepare on the Audition Info page.
4. Personal Solo
This is your moment to show us what you can do. Don’t worry too much about what to sing - it’s much more important for us to hear how you sing. Bring your go-to karaoke number, the encore from your senior recital, or your favorite shower tune. Whatever it is, come ready to show us what you’ve got! As always, if you have any specific questions, feel free to ask one of the Rush Managers above.
I've only ever sung in the car and in the shower - should I really audition?
Absolutely! We hear a completely diverse group of singers - from those who have never sung in public before, to those who were involved in every high school singing group, and even expert musicians trying out singing for the first time. We welcome a wide range of experiences!
Will joining Redhot & Blue prevent me from experiencing other extracurriculars?
Nope. We share our Redhotties with the Yale Drama Coalition, the Yale Glee Club, Davenport Pops, the Student Environmental Coalition, Jook Songs, the Yale Daily News, the Yale Record... you name it!
I'm a sophomore or junior. Is it too late for me to sign up for an audition?
Not at all! We are looking for auditionees from all different class years! If you want to sign up for an audition, please contact our Head Rush Manager, Jade (firstname.lastname@example.org). She will help you find an audition slot and send you info about how to prepare!
What can I expect during auditions and callbacks? What do I need to prepare?
Links to instructions on prepping for auditions will be found at the top of the page! (Note: as of right now, some details of rush have not yet been settled: the links previously mentioned will be made available as soon as possible.)