First Round: General Auditions
Vocalization: to warm you up and test your range.
Tonal Memory: we play a series of notes, you sing them back to us.
Your Solo: your chance to show off your voice. You may choose any song from the Jazz/Pop/R&B genre to show us you can be Divas and Rock Stars! We will listen to a verse/refrain of you a cappella, and written music is not necessary to bring. We just ask that you try not to sing Disney, Classical, or Musical Theater selections since these aren't the type of music we sing, and don't give us a good idea of how you will sound in our group.
Sightreading: quick and painless - we promise!
Second Round (Callbacks):
We already know you can sing, so callbacks are all about discovering how well your voice blends with the group. They are run much like a normal rehearsal: we will warm up with you, teach you parts of some songs in our current repertoire, and rock out a cappella style!
Sierra is a junior this year, and cannot believe she is already an upperclassmen, but time flies when you're in an a capella group, am I right? Speaking of flying, Sierra is from a small town called Haslett, Michigan, which is just east of Spartan territory and has nothing to do with flying.
Andrew can really tickle those ivories.
George is a freshman from Haslett, MI. He only joined the group for this biography - everything else is irrelevant. George enjoys telling as many people as he can about having two moms to the point where it becomes obnoxious.
Continually fascinated by the puzzle that is music, Sawyer is a nonstop music nerd, and active composer. He aspires to be a film composer and orchestral conductor. Should this fail, Sawyer plans to return home to the streets of Chicago to pursue a career as an amateur boxer.
The only thing Jenna loves more than singing is cats.
Evan hails from the big bay out Californiway.
Jordan plays both real drums and mouth drums.
Francesca is a freshman and is very excited to be in her first year as a Lyre! Born and raised in Boston, she finds Midwestern accents unsettling but will eventually get over it. In her spare time, Francesca can be found studying lyrics to Kesha songs, singing high notes against her will, and perfecting her Alanis Morissette impression.
Becca only auditioned for the Compulsive Lyres.
Hailing from Bloomington, Illinois, Anna is a junior studying business with a minor in writing and is #blessed to be back with the Lyres for a second year. Outside of Lyres she works as a tour guide and is a part of Alpha Chi Omega, but most importantly, she brings the sass of her long lost twin Poot Prenzler to the group dynamic.
Billy 'Manbun' Sefton is Music Director this year.
After successfully surviving her freshman year, Hannah is excited for another two semesters of fun and games with the Lyres. When she isn't lost, Hannah is studying, playing the piano, writing songs, or running. She can't wait for another year of singing, not singing, learning choreo, and failing at the choreo. Lyre up!
Trevor is incredibly excited for his second year of Lyres! As a sophomore, he is still trying to figure out the whole pre-med thing and considers Grey's Anatomy a valuable asset to his educational enrichment. In his free time, you can find him ~sexually~ experimenting with various spice levels at No Thai, self-consciously sleeping in the UGLi, or aggressively listening to Christmas music.