Rush Pitches & Tones

Welcome, potential Pitchlings!

We’re so excited that you’re interested in a cappella and we can’t wait to meet you in the fall. 
Pitches & Tones is the newest member of the Yale Singing Group Council (SGC), an umbrella organization that represents 16 undergraduate a cappella groups.  The SGC organizes rush, along with other events throughout the year. More information about rush and a cappella at Yale can be found at
On this page, you will find information about the rush process specific to Pitches and Tones, audition information, an FAQ section and contact details for your rush managers. Unfortunately, because of the COVID situation, the SGC has cancelled rush for the 2020-2021 school year. We hope everyone is staying safe and we look forward to meeting and listening to you all next year!
Don’t hesitate to shoot us any questions you may have – we’re always happy to talk to you! 
Pitch <3,
Rush Managers 2019-20

A Breakdown of Rush Events

  • 25 August 2019

    Woolsey Jam

    This is the first a cappella event of the year, where you’ll get to hear all the undergraduate a cappella groups perform at Woolsey Hall. This year, Woolsey Jam is on Sunday, August 25th.

  • 27 August 2019

    Dwight Jam

    A more low-key version of Woolsey Jam, but this time, you can sign up for auditions at the end! Couldn’t make it? No worries, shoot the rush managers an email or contact the SGC and we’ll give you an audition slot. This event will be held at Dwight Hall on Old Campus.

  • 30 August - 1 September 2019


    Auditions will be held for all SGC cappella groups between August 30 – September 1. Click here for details about what an audition for Pitches and Tones looks like!

  • 5 September 2019

    Singing Dessert

    Between auditions and callbacks, Pitches & Tones performs a full-length set and, in true Camp Yale fashion, offers you free food (dessert, to be specific). This is your best chance to get a feel for the kind of music we perform and our group dynamic. 

  • 7-8 September 2019


    If we think we need to hear you again, we’ll send you an invite for a callback audition! Callbacks are very similar in format to your first audition, but we’ll email you the specific information you’ll need to know when we notify you of your callback invitation.

  • Sometime the week of 9 September 2019!

    Tap Night

    After your callback, your job is done. The final a cappella rush event is Tap Night, which is when a cappella groups will officially tap you!

Questions? Click here for our FAQ section, and go to the Yale Singing Group Council’s website for more details on the rush process and rush rules for the year 2019-20!
Still have questions about rush? Contact any of the rush managers!


Caroline Pryor

Head Rush Manager
BF ’21

Ashley Lin

BR ’22

Alan Chen

DC ’21

Iyala Alai

BR ’22