Hey guys, we’re taking a break ‘cause of Covid, but we are absolutely coming back once we’re able to get together again. Hope to see you then! In the meantime, feel free to reach out! Some of us still meet sometimes in outdoor capacities.
Do you like to sing? Were you in an a cappella group in high school or college? Columbus Contemporary A Cappella Meetup is seeking singers to join our co-ed vocal group. We are called inCommon, and are going on our third year together. We are well-established, have dedicated members and usually range in size from 20 to 25 people. We perform locally three to four times a year, and enjoy other singing-related activities as well, like holiday caroling and karaoke. We have a varied repertoire, including songs such as 'Cold as Ice' by Foreigner, 'Uptown Funk' by Bruno Mars, 'Seasons of Love' from Rent, and 'Teardrop' by Massive Attack.
We welcome interested people to join us for rehearsal as often as you want. There will be a short audition if you decide to officially join the group (once you are ready... no pressure!) We do limit our group to five or six people per vocal section, so space may be limited depending on your vocal range.
Rehearsals are 7:00 - 9:00 PM every Thursday night. If you are interested or would like more information, leave a message on the message board, or just show up at rehearsal. We look forward to singing with you!
Interested in Joining inCommon? Here’s What You Need to Know!
When and Where Are Rehearsals? Rehearsals are every Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. We start off discussing any administrative items, then go through warm-up exercises, and then sing! Rehearsals include a variety of activities—anything from sectionals to group work to music theory lessons. Many of us also stay after rehearsal to hang out and sing some more!
Rehearsals are held at: Darby Glenn Nursing Rehabilitation Center 4787 Tremont Club Drive, Hilliard, OH 43026
We practice in the “Snack Shack” room. Simply enter through the main door, turn left, and you’ll see the room on the left.
What Type of Music Do You Sing? We sing a wide variety of popular songs! Some of our favorites include “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars, “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen, “Cold as Ice” by Foreigner, “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder, and “Happy” by Pharrell. We have dozens of songs in our repertoire and also learn new music throughout the year.
Why Are You Called inCommon? We all come from different backgrounds, but what we have “in common” is music. By day, our singers are pilots, vets, engineers, psychologists, and more. Our singing experience also varies—from “shower singers” to classically trained singers, we have it all.
How Many Singers Do You Have? Are You Co-Ed? We are a co-ed group, with 20-25 singers. We have 5-6 people per vocal section (Bass/Baritone, Tenor, Alto, and Soprano). If we don’t have an opening in your vocal section, we can add you to our “waitlist” or you can join a different section that has openings.
What Skill Level Do I Need? We accept new members of all skill levels. We do require an audition (see audition question below), but you don’t need to be an “expert” to join the group.
Do I Need to Audition? If So, What Should I Expect? Yes, you will need to audition to join the group. However, you can take your time! We recommend that you join us for a few rehearsals before auditioning. This gives you an opportunity to become more comfortable, and also make sure the group is a right fit for you.
Once you’re ready to audition, the process consists of three parts. We first ask that you sing a song of your choice (a cappella). Next, you’ll do a short series of “range” and “tune” activities matching notes played on a piano. Lastly, you’ll learn a short segment of one of our songs. After practicing with a small group, you’ll sing your section while the group sings the other parts.
Your audition will take place near the end of rehearsal. Please give us at least a few days’ notice that you’d like to audition so we can schedule out the rehearsal appropriately.
Are There Member Dues? Yes. Members pay $30 annually. This helps cover the cost of sheet music, binders, shirts, and other rehearsal and concert costs. Please note that dues are required in order to receive sheet music.