JOIN THE KROKS
Want to join a tight-knit musical community and perform across the world? Join the Harvard Krokodiloes of 2024!
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!
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 2023-2024 will be held in Farkas Hall located at 12 Holyoke St, Cambridge, MA 02138, at the following times:
Friday, September 8th, 5-7 PM
Saturday, September 9th, 1-4 PM
Sunday, September 10th, 1-5 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, Will.
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. We encourage you to choose a song from any style or genre that best shows off your voice!
Callbacks: Once our preliminary auditions are complete, we hold our callbacks, which will take place the evenings of September 11th, September 13th, and September 14th. During callbacks, auditionees will be taught excerpts of our repertoire and asked to sing them alongside current members.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We hope to see you soon!