Join Us

Do you play an instrument? Any instrument? ​Then audition for DPops!

Our rehearsals are on Sundays from 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm, and we draw members from all residential colleges, not just Davenport. Our members also study all majors, from English to Biomedical Engineering, so you certainly don’t need to be a music major to audition!

When
​Auditions for new members will take place Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 through Thursday, September 5th, 2019 from 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm each day. Auditions for returning members will take place Friday, August 30th from 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm and Saturday, August 31st from 11:00 am – 10:00 pm.

Note: percussion auditions for new and returning members will take place Monday, September 1st, 2019 from 2 pm – 4 pm.

Where
LC 203 and LC 205

What
Please come prepared with a short, district-level solo (~2min) that best shows your abilities. You will also be asked to sight-read a brief excerpt from our concert repertoire. The whole process is quick and easy, we promise!

How
Signups for auditions are now up! New members should fill out this form, and returning members should fill out this form. If you have any questions, please email our Co-Presidents Anusha and Candice.

Returning Members
All returning members are required to re-audition for the upcoming concert season. Those interested in becoming a section leader are also required to re-audition.

AV Team

What is the AV team?

Established in 2015, the AV Team has grown to become an integral part of DPops. The team is responsible for operating AV equipment during concerts, editing footage, and producing exciting promotional videos!

How much experience do I need?

We welcome all different levels of experience. Members of the team are all eager to learn from each other. Whether you’ve produced your own music video before or have only taken snapchats on your phone, we welcome you!

Can I be in both the Orchestra and AV Team?

Yes!

Will I be a full DPops member?

Yes. All members of the AV team are considered DPops members – you will be recognized on our website and concert programs, proudly wear DPops swag, and be invited to all our legendary social events!

This sounds great. How do I join?

Use the form here or email our orchestra manager, Kevin, at k.li@yale.edu.

Music Directors

The music direction of DPops consists of a Head Conductor, a Head Arranger, and an Assistant Conductor. Any Yale College student may audition for conductor in April of each year, but due to DPops’ unique music style and culture, conductors have traditionally been drawn from the ranks of the orchestra. The Head Arranger is elected as a board position and must be a member of the orchestra to run.