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 and Tones is Yale’s youngest a cappella group and the newest member of Yale’s Singing Group Council, the group that supervises rush each year. That means we’re just as new to the rush process as you are, and we’re looking forward to making it as enjoyable and stress-free as possible!
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. Don’t hesitate to shoot us any questions you may have before or during rush – we’re always happy to talk to you!
Pitch <3,
Rush Managers 2017-18

A Breakdown of Rush Events

  • 27 August 2017

    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 27th.

  • 30 August 2017

    SSS 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. Heads up: unlike in previous years, this event will be held at SSS 114!

  • 1-3 September 2017


    Auditions will be held for all SGC cappella groups between September 1-3. Click here for details about what an audition for Pitches and Tones looks like!

  • 8 September 2017

    Singing Dessert

    Between auditions and callbacks, Pitches and 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.

  • 9-10 September 2017


    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 11 September 2017!

    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 2017-18!
This year, we are also conducting a round of alternative auditions immediately after the end of rush open only to those who did not rush any a cappella groups in 2017. To find out more, click here.
Still have questions about rush? Contact any of the rush managers!


Brennan Carman

GH ’20

Devika Kedia

PM ’20

Aditi Kodipady

DC ’20

Michelle Hu

BR ’20

Abe Shim

MC ’20