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A love for music is an obvious reason to join the Tigerlilies, but there are so many more. As a Lil, you will have the opportunity to travel the world, to participate in decade old traditions, and to make everlasting memories with some of the most special women that Princeton has to offer. Because of our endowment, being a member will only require a love for music and each other, not a financial sacrifice. The Tigerlilies can provide you with a family during your years on campus, and beyond. We are always so thrilled to expand our group by welcoming new members, so please consider signing up for an audition this fall!

What to expecT

The Tigerlilies rehearse and hold auditions in 300 Henry Hall. It is a room full of memories and traditions, decorated with stolen signs from all our tours and photographs of Lils past and present.  Ask any member of the group and she'll tell you that the Lils Room feels like home. To find it, enter Henry hall using Entryway 3, take the stairs to the basement and turn right.


When you arrive, you'll have a few minutes to fill out a card with information about yourself. Once you're ready, our president will bring you in to share your audition card information with the group.


warming up

Our music director will guide you through the remainder of your audition. First, you'll complete several vocal exercises so the group can get a sense of your range. While these exercises also serve as warm ups, you may benefit from warming up independently prior.










matching Pitch

 During this portion of the audition, you'll hear several short series of notes on the piano. Listen to each series and sing back what you hear. Next, you'll be asked to sing the middle note of chords played on the piano. 







This exercise is designed to gauge breath control and support. Relax, and sing the note played on the piano. Begin by singing at your softest volume, then grow to your maximum volume before returning to your initial volume.









Here, you'll sing through a short passage in several different keys at different volumes. This is so the group can get a sense of where in your range you feel most comfortable singing, how you are able to modulate your dynamics, and your ability to blend with others.













Prepared solo

Choose a song that you enjoy singing, and perform one verse and chorus. Our members have auditioned with a range of songs, from jazz standards to pop hits. This part of the audition gives us a sense of who you are as a performer and what style of music you enjoy.









Follow up

That's it! Later in the evening, we will let you know if you received a callback. Callbacks are a chance for you to be a Tigerlily for the evening - you will learn a few of our songs, perform with the group, and have a chance to get to know everyone. 

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