Rush the Spizzwinks(?)

Woolsey/Dwight Jams ~ 8/25 and 8/27

Your a cappella journey beings at Woolsey Hall, where you will hear all the a cappella groups of Yale on August 25th at Woolsey Jam, the biggest a cappella event of Rush! On August 27th, you will once again hear all of the a cappella groups, this time at Dwight Hall on Old Campus! Following Dwight Jam, you will be able to sign up for auditions inside the space. If you missed us during sign-ups, shoot one of the rush managers an email to sign up for auditions! The SGC will also be sending you an email regarding post-Dwight signups if you attend Dwight Jam!

Auditions ~ 8/30 to 9/1

Auditions of any kind can be intimidating, we know, but no worries – the audition process is really pretty easy if you know what to expect. A few minutes before your scheduled time, make your way to our audition location identified on the cover of your Spizzwink(?) information folder and look for our table outside, where a few Spizzwinks(?) will be waiting to greet you. Aim to get there at least five minutes early. At the appointed time, one of the ‘Winks will bring you into the audition room, where you’ll get to meet the rest of the group. John, our illustrious pitchpipe, will warm you up with a few scales and vocal exercises. Next, you’ll sing one of the parts to “Aura Lee” in a quartet with three Spizzwinks(?). The sheet music will be in your folder, so feel free to take a look at it before your audition. Keep in mind that it can’t hurt to learn more than one part!

Singing Dessert ~ 9/5 at 8:30pm

This is the only time that we’ll perform a full-length concert during rush, and you’ll get to see for yourself the diversity of our repertoire. Afterwards, come to our afterparty for a chance to hang out with the whole group!

Callbacks ~ 9/7 to 9/8

Each group can start delivering callback invitations on Sunday night right after auditions. Callbacks are a lot like auditions; this time, though, you’ll also sing one of our songs while the group sings backup. This is your opportunity to rock. So kill it!

Tap Night ~ (?)

At the drop of a broom, all fourteen a cappella groups race to tap their new members in what many call the most memorable night of freshman year. Tap Night’s exact date is one of Yale’s best kept secrets(?). Be sure to wear your (red) running shoes!

The Spizzwinks(?) Promise

During your time in the Spizzwinks(?), you’ll visit all 6 inhabited continents and your hometown! Click the button below to check out our upcoming tour destinations!

Meet the Spizzwinks(?) Rush Managers!

Derek Demel

Derek Demel

Timothy Dwight '21

Tavi Wolfwood

Tavi Wolfwood

Pauli Murray '21

Eamon Goucher

Eamon Goucher

Trumbull '22

Will Salaverry

Will Salaverry

Silliman '22

The Yale Spizzwinks(?) is a member of the Yale Singing Group Council (SGC), an umbrella organization that represents 16 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