The Harvard Callbacks

Harvard's premier co-ed a cappella group


A BIG CONGRATULATIONS AND WELCOME TO OUR NEWBIE CLASS OF 2017: Olivia Graham, Madeline Shue, Caroline Kaufman, and Ibby Hausman!

Thank you to everyone else who came out and auditioned. You all did a wonderful job, and we'd love to see you back at spring auditions. Stay tuned!

Want to join The Harvard Callbacks?

Preliminary auditions for Fall 2017 have finished. Please check back later for information on our Spring 2018 auditions.

How auditions work

Auditions will take place over the course of one week, and are divided by the following format:

  • A preliminary audition in which you sing scales, do some pitch-matching, and sing a verse and a chorus of a song of your choice for the group (about ten minutes).
  • A first-round callback in which we teach you one of our “blocks” - the music we sing behind the soloist. You’ll get to sing with the group to test for blend and learning ability. You will also sing a short solo from a song the group performs.
  • A second-round callback in which you learn another block and sing another solo of our choice.
  • A “Final Night” audition round, in which you learn more about the group, learn one of our very favorite blocks, and perform a full-length solo of your choice for the group.

These rounds take place over the course of a week, so you have time to get to know the group and let us get to know you! It’s an incredibly rewarding experience and truly enjoyable both for the auditionees and the group members. We hope to see you there!

Still got questions?

Feel free to email our president, Danielle Roybal, at 

With a sound experience in music, students from a Capella groups often have the option to go into some kind of music production after graduation. Whether you want to sing for a theater, church group or for a recording studio, professional singers have opportunities in many different avenues. Many professionals even sing as a part-time hobby in their free-time.

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