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Welcome to Yale! We know your first semester of Yale is a busy and weird time. You have extracurricular bazaars to attend, dinner plans to organize, and classes to shop — all in addition to this thing called a cappella rush. Don’t worry, though — we’re here to help! Auditioning is a great way to get to know upperclassmen and learn about the myriad opportunities available to you at Yale. — The 2022 Rush Managers: Maddie and Max


  1. During the first weeks of the semester, there are several opportunities to meet members of Magevet, hear us perform, and sign up for an audition. We’ll be singing at the JE first-year dinner on August 30 and during dinner at Slifka Shabbat on September 2. You can also talk to us at the Extracurricular Bazaar and the Hillel Bazaar. 

  2. Auditions start the first week of classes, but don’t worry — they’re a fun, laid-back way for us to get to know you as a singer.

  3. Rush meals are a chance for us to get to know you as a person (and vice versa). At some point after auditions, you may be invited to meet with one or two members of Magevet to grab a meal and chat; feel free to ask us about anything. 

  4. Singing Dessert is Magevet’s rush concert, where you’ll have a chance to hear a full-length set, jam out with us, and talk to group members.

  5. Last but not least is Tap Night, when we whisk off our new members for an evening of celebration!

Feel free to email the Rush Managers, Maddie and Max, with any questions you have!


The audition is your first step in the Rush process; it’s your chance to show us what you can do! Magevet has laid-back auditions. We’ll start you off with some warm-ups to test your range and hear your tone. Then, we’ll teach you a short line from one of our pieces. Finally, you’ll perform a short solo of your choice. The solo you sing is completely up to you: rock, pop, jazz, classical — the style doesn't really matter; just be sure to pick a song that you like and that you're comfortable singing.

You can sign up for an audition slot here.


Slifka Shabbat Singing Dinner
Friday, September 2 / 7:30 p.m.

Slifka Center



Sunday, September 4 / 7 pm

William L. Harkness Hall

Sunday–Tuesday, September 4-6

Slifka Chapel
Please sign up here

Singing Dessert
Thursday, September 8 / 8:30 p.m.
​Slifka Chapel

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