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In keeping with past trends, the acceptance rates for University a cappella groups — whose spring auditions concluded this week — were extremely low, though fewer students auditioned for groups in the spring than last fall.

“These small numbers are typical of spring auditions, since a lot of people have already found their groups on campus during the first semester,” Tigertones member Ben McClamrock ’13 explained.

The Tigertones admitted one member out of the 11 who auditioned.

Mark O’Connell ’14, the one accepted member, said he auditioned for four groups in the fall but decided not to accept any callbacks after also being chosen for diSiac Dance Company.

However, this spring, O’Connell decided to audition again and received bids from two groups, including the Tigertones.

Tigertones president Dan Yawitz ’12 said that the audition criteria remained unchanged from those of the fall and that the criteria for selection of new members are relatively similar among all groups.

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