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Mixolydians Auditions!

mixyFrom Stephanie Blumenstock ’16:

Come audition for The Mixolydians, Wesleyan’s chamber choir acappella group!

Auditions will be held on:
THURSDAY JAN 28 from 6-8pm
FRIDAY JAN 29 from 4-6pm
in USDAN 114

Please prepare a short song, and come ready to do a little bit of sight reading.

No experience required, all are welcome! If you dig choral music of any kind from anywhere, come by and do some singing with us–we’d love to see you there.

Date: Thursday, January 28 and Friday, January 29
Time: 6-8PM (Thursday) and 4-6PM (Friday)
Place: Usdan 114

Auditions for the Mixolydians

MixyFrom Leah Koenig ’13:

Come audition for the Mixolydians, Wesleyan’s sexiest chamber a cappella ensemble!

Auditions will be held this Wednesday from 4-6 in the basement of Memorial Chapel, and Thursday from 7-9 in 41 Wyllys Room 110.

Date#1: Wednesday, 09/05
Time#1: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Place#1: Memorial Chapel Basement

Date#2: Thursday, 09/06
Time#2: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Place#2: 41 Wyllys Room 110

Mixolydian Auditions Thursday and Friday

So you’ve been bombarded by people asking you to audition for their a cappella groups. I’m here to ask you to audition for Wesleyan’s only student run chamber choir. If you sang classical, renaissance, gospel or world music in high school (or any other types of choral music that I missed) then this is the group for you!

Auditions will be held in the Chapel Basement:

tomorrow, Thursday Sept. 8 – 4:30-6, and
Friday Sept. 9 – 4-5.

Bring a short solo and some smiles and leave the rest to us.

Mixolydians Concert @ 3pm!

What are you doing today at 3pm? I know what you should be doing: taking a study break and watching the Mixolydians sing some tunes. From the Facebook event:

Were Raekwon/Ghostface, Wavves, and the Walkmen just not enough of an eclectic mix for you? Did you sigh with ennui when you realized they all performed the exact same way? In English? While being male-gendered?

Cast your vote for change! Protest the reinforced monotony of our music scene! Come see Wesleyan’s oldest and most decorated choral, co-ed, named-after-an-obscure-musical-mode, student-run a cappella group perform! There will be something for everyone: Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, gospel, and Ke$ha*.

Where: Da Chapel

When: 3 pm, TODAY

*not Ke$ha

Mixolydians Concert Today!

Sick of that overplayed, mainstream music?
Want to indulge your highbrow and “underground” tastes?
Confused by newfangled “jazz” and “rock” music?
Just really like choral tunes performed in beautiful settings?

Come show off your impeccable affinity for choral jamz at the Mixolydians’ Winter Concert! The forecast predicts some gospel, some classical tunes, some languages we don’t understand, and harmonies that will give you shivers whilst simultaneously warming your soul. There is snow way this won’t be a fun time.

When: Today, 3 pm

Where: The Chapel

Mixolydians Auditions!

The Mixolydians are having auditions for anyone interested singing something a little out of the ordinary. Bring your bodies and a song to sing to the Chapel Basement on Wednesday (tomorrow!) between 4 and 6 or Thursday between 7 and 9.

What: Mixolydians Auditions

When: Tomorrow 4-6, Thursday 7-9

Where: Chapel Basement

Auditions, Auditions, Auditions! New Group, Mixolydians, Cardinal Sinners, Desperate Measures, Gag Reflex, Onomatopoeia, Second Stage, Vocal Debauchery

vocal-debauchery1The Wesleying in-box has been inundated with audition submissions. So get your comedic skills, singing voice and other talents ready and go audition!


New Group Co-ed A Cappella is holding auditions Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 in Usdan 108. All are welcome. Come with a song ready to sing and a smile on your face!


The Mixolydians are looking for singers! They sing an eclectic selection of music: classic and contemporary choral work, madrigals, pieces from all over the world… anything we can lay our hands on! Auditions will be held Wednesday (9/9) and Thursday (9/10) from 4:30-6:00 in the basement of Memorial Chapel. Come with a 1-2 minute short piece/ excerpt! All voice parts welcome :) Also check them out at http://themixolydians.blogspot.com!

desperate-measures-facts-of-lifeDesperate Measures, Wesleyan’s only short form improv comedy troupe, wants you! Auditions will be held in the Fayerweather Rehearsal Studio on Wednesday 9/9 and Thursday 9/10, 8 pm – 10 pm. Come for the whole two hours. No experience necessary.

Want to join the Cardinal Sinners? Auditions will be held on Wednesday (9/9) and Thursday (9/10) from 8-10pm in the game room in the basement of Usdan. Prepare a verse and a chorus of one of your favorite songs.

Second Stage is seeking an upright bassist/bass guitar and a drummer for its production of, “Being Joel,” a one-man cabaret show conceived by Ross Shenker ’11. They already have a pianist, Dan Kieval ’11, and are looking for two more musicians to round out the band. People who read music but also have a good ear for chords, beats, and bass lines are encouraged to reply. The show performs September 24, 25, and 26 in The ’92 Theater, and will rehearse for the two weeks prior to opening night. E-mail rshenker@wesleyan.edu, etrammell@wesleyan.edu, rcorby@wesleyan.edu, or dkieval@wesleyan.edu for more information.

gag-reflexMary Lauran Hall ’10 says:

Gag Reflex, Wesleyan’s oldest improv comedy group, is holding auditions! Maybe you saw us joke about Julia Child and asparagus on Saturday night, or maybe you just like making stuff up. Maybe you’re just ready to be awesome. Either way, stop by and try out! No preparation necessary, because it’s improvisation and stuff. Stop by any time during the auditions time slots, it’ll only take 15 minutes.

Gag Reflex auditions are: Friday (9/11) from 4:30-6:30, and Saturday (9/12) from 1:00-3:00 in the Fayerweather rehearsal rooms, downstairs in that building next to Usdan.

Come try out for Onomatopoiea, the all female A Cappella group! Wednesday (9/9) and Thursday (9/10) from 8-10 pm  in Usdan 104.


Vocal Debauchery auditions are Thursday (9/10) from 6-8 pm in the Music Studios. From Sarah Wolfe ’12:

Do you like acapella? Do you like comedy? Come experience the power of BOTH. COMBINED. IN AN EPIC MANNER.

This is… Vocal Debauchery (also known as VD). Follow the signs and Andy Bernard’s face.

Mixolydians Concert at Memorial Chapel


The Mixes will be performing their end of year concert tonight (Saturday). They’ll be singing a cappella in Czech, Spanish, Bimba, French, Hungarian, Latin and Gaelic.

Date: Saturday, May 9
Time: 7 pm
Place: Memorial Chapel
Cost: Free

Mix It Up With Another Audition

Lindsay Walsh ’10 want to hear you sing:

The Mixolydians is a fully mixed vocal ensemble formed with the purpose of performing, proliferating and cultivating an interest in the art of chamber works written for a small vocal ensemble. The Mixolydians also aims to instate a high standard of the choral art, and to explore new sonic spaces for musical and/or theatrical expression in a continuing search to re-examine the choral idioms of our time. We’re having auditions this Thursday (1/29) from 5:15-6:30 in the chapel basement. Bring a song and a smile!

If you have any questions write to themixolydians@gmail.com or check out events/past concerts at www.themixolydians.blogspot.com

What: Mixolydians Auditions
When: Thursday 1/29, 5:15-6:30
Where: Chapel basement

Feel better if you can RSVP? Here’s the Facebook event.