It only takes two words to sum up one of ACU’s longest standing traditions: Sing Song.
Any avid singers reading this in Wednesday’s edition of The Optimist are hopefully headed to the Host and Hostess interest meeting.
Students having junior hours or more are welcome to join Tom Craig in Cullen Auditorium immediately after chapel.Â The purpose of the interest meeting is to give potential hosts and hostesses an opportunity to learn more about the process of auditioning for Sing Song.
“This is good because it’s when they receive all their information. And we try to give them as much time as we can to prepare,” Craig said.
It is an important time for students who are interested Â to receive valuable information and get a chance to learn more about the audition process.
“At the meeting we will also open up audition sign ups,” said Craig. “You can sign up for an audition time slot.”
There will be exactly a month for students to begin preparing for actual auditions.Â However, there are always those that have already gone above and beyond the one month between the meeting and auditions.Â Often times students begin to prepare several months before auditions.Â Each year an eager crowd waits for auditions, but only the few most qualified are selected.
Along with vocal and performance ability, hosts and hostesses are expected to be in good standings with the university.Â That means a minimum of 2.5 GPA and no probation, including chapel probation.
“Typically we will have around 50 people sign up for auditions, each person with three and a half minutes to perform two songs,” said Craig.
Craig suggested that for auditions, students select two pieces of music that showcase their range.Â There is no prototype or template as to what makes a proper Host or Hostess, but Craig said that variety on stage is what makes the performers shine.