OOTB's Guide to Rush 2022!

This page will provide you with everything you need to know about rushing Out of the Blue. We can't wait to meet you and hear you sing! This page is going to be updated throughout the summer and early fall. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Head Rush Manager, Spencer, at


There are two (2) opportunities for you to hear OOTB perform this rush: Woolsey Jam (September 3rd at 8PM) in Woolsey Hall and Marsh Jam (September 5th at 8PM) in YSB Marsh in the new Yale Science Building. These performances are great for meeting OOTB members, getting to know our performance style, and (obviously) hearing us sing! More details to come.


Your audition is super relaxed and will last about twelve minutes, consisting of these parts:

1. Warm-ups: Simple vocal exercises with the group to warm up your voice and demonstrate your range.

2. Pitch matching: We will play a short sequence of notes and ask you to sing them back to us.

3. Quartet: You will sing a voice part of your choice for one of our songs in a quartet with three current group members. Feel free to bring sheet music with you (sheet music and audio files will be given to you), but please be familiar with your part before coming to auditions!

4. Solo: You will sing one song of your choosing - past OOTB members have auditioned with songs ranging from country music to Broadway! Your solo can be as short as a verse and a chorus, but whatever you sing, make sure it's something you enjoy! If you love what you're singing, it will come across in the audition room.

Tap Night

This is the final night of Rush, and the moment when we'll tap the OOTB Tap Class of 2022!

Want to know more? Don't hesitate to ask our Rush Managers, or check out our Rush FAQs!

Out of the Blue is a member of the Yale Singing Group Council (SGC), an umbrella organization that represents 17 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

2022 Head Rush Manager

Spencer Blackwood
Saybrook 2024

2022 Rush Managers

Dara Albrecht
Saybrook 2023
Lekha Sunder
Silliman 2023

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