Who is Floodstage? (audition info below)

  • Floodstage is a contemporary a cappella vocal ensemble that focuses on modern a cappella music and barbershop harmony.
  • This ensemble typically has only 6-12 singers.
  • Being a member of Floodstage is a two-semester commitment (fall and spring).
  • Singers from all majors are eligible to audition.
  • Floodstage is an ensemble made up of self-motivated singers. We work hard to learn our music on our own in order to use actual class time for higher-level music making.
  • This ensemble meets Mondays and Fridays from 3:00 to 3:50 p.m. The ensemble will also meet for an additional weekly student-lead rehearsal, time to be decided by the members.
  • Singers in Floodstage are also required to be in another choral ensemble (Concert Choir or Treble Choir).

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Audition Procedure (Fall 2022)

To audition for Floodstage, you must complete the following tasks in the exact order outlined below.

Note: All singers, even past members, must audition.

Step 1

Audition Dates: Floodstage auditions are the first two days of classes: Thursday, August 25th and Friday, August 26th.


Note: If you are auditioning for both Floodstage and Concert Choir, you must sign up for two back to back audition times.

Step 2

After you have registered for an audition slot above, download the audition music below. Select a voice part (not the solo line) and prepare it for your audition.

(NOTE: You only need to prepare measures 25-55)

Note: Auditioning on your selected voice part does not mean you will be cast on that voice part. If accepted into the ensemble, you will be placed where we need you.

Step 3

(Note: Only fill out this form once, even if you're auditioning for Concert Choir as well).

Step 4

Show up to your audition time at Hermann 208.
Auditions will run as follows:

  • Range test (to determine voice part)
  • Sing your chosen part a cappella (to test your preparation)
  • Sing your part again while Dr. Dougherty sings another (to test your ability to hold your part and harmonize)
  • You will be taught a short tag and asked to sing it back while Dr. Dougherty sings another part (to test quickness in learning parts)
  • The vocal percussionist sings as well so if you're interested in a vocal percussion spot, please come ready to demonstrate you ability in that regard.

Step 5

Wait for an email announcement with the audition results. This email will be sent out by Sunday night, August 28th.

Step 6

If you are cast in the ensemble, register for Music 364. All singers must register for the class.


  • If you need to change your audition time and are unable to do so manually, simply sign up for another time slot and then email Dr. Dougherty to tell him which one to remove.
  • Any questions should be directed to Dr. Dougherty, Director of Choral Activities: jay.dougherty@marietta.edu
  • Floodstage is a dual-enrollment ensemble. If you are accepted into Floodstage, you will also need to register for a choral ensemble (either Concert Choir or Treble Choir).