AUDITION

JOIN THE KROKS

Want to join a tight-knit musical community and perform across the world? Join the Harvard Krokodiloes of 2023!

The Harvard Krokodiloes are Harvard's premier a cappella group, founded in 1946. Each year, the Kroks take our distinctive blend of jazz, funk, soul, and ballad arrangements to more than 15 countries around the world. From Sanders Theatre to Madison Square Garden to Sydney Opera House, the Kroks spread the love of music for a global audience, which in the past has included US President Bill Clinton, King Bhumibol of Thailand and President Mukherjee of India. At Harvard, the Kroks are the only a cappella group to tour the world every year, at no cost to their members!

FALL AUDITIONS

Every year, new Kroks join us to bring our music to Sanders stage and across the world. If you have a love for music and a desire for adventure, we encourage you to audition!

Preliminary auditions for the Krokodiloes of 2022-2023 will be held in Farkas Hall located at 12 Holyoke St, Cambridge, MA 02138, during the first weekend of the academic year at the following times:

  • Saturday, September 3rd, 1-4 PM

  • Sunday, September 4th, 7-10 PM

  • Monday, September 5th, 1-4 PM

What to expect: Like all a cappella groups on campus, our audition process has two parts - preliminary auditions and callbacks. We know that this might sound a bit scary, but we are hoping that we can calm any of your potential fears by telling you what to expect when you come to audition for our group.

Preliminary Auditions: The preliminary audition is designed to be short and sweet. The whole thing should take about seven minutes, and you will be guided through it all by our trusty music director, Jack.

  • We will start with some warm-ups as a range check.

  • Next, we will ask you to do some pitch matching - we'll play a series of notes on the piano and ask you to sing them back to us.

  • Then, we'll give you the opportunity to try a completely optional sight-reading selection. Seriously, when we say "completely optional," we mean it. We won't count it against you if you choose to opt out - many of us did just that when we auditioned.
  • To end, we'll ask you to sing us a short solo (approximately one minute) of your choice. Feel free to pick music from any style or genre - we want you to show us your best.

Callbacks: Once our preliminary auditions are complete, we hold our callbacks, which will take place between Sept. 6th and Sept 9th. During callbacks, chosen auditionees will be taught excerpts of our repertoire and asked to sing them alongside current members of the group.

Once the final night of callbacks is complete, we pick our newest members and welcome them to the group the following morning.

Feel free to reach out to auditions@kroks.com with any questions. We hope to see you soon!

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