Hello there! We are the MIT Asymptones, MIT's low-time-commitment a cappella group with a focus on fun and nerdy music! We are dedicated to being a lower-time commitment option (with three hours of rehearsal a week instead of six) to better allow members to balance a cappella singing with classes and other activities. We perform at three major concerts each year — the Family Weekend A Cappella Songfest in the fall, the Campus Preview Weekend A Cappella Concert in the spring, and our own concert near the end of the spring semester — in addition to collaborative shows with MIT's improv comedy troupe, Road Kill Buffet, guest grouping, and other small gigs.
As an a cappella group, we focus on arranging and performing fun and nerdy music of a variety of genres from video games, movies, youtube hits, parodies, and more. Some of our recent songs include "Friday" by Matt Mullholand, "Baba Yetu" by Christopher Tin (featured in Civilization IV), "SCV Love Song" by Nerd Alert, "I See Fire" by Ed Sheeran (featured in the Hobbit), "Foil" and "White and Nerdy" by Weird Al, "Still Alive", "Re: Your Brains", and "Nemeses" by Jonathan Coulton, and "The Fox" by Ylvis.
If you have song recommendations or want us to perform at your event, please check out "Gigs & Requests" for more information. If you are interested in joining, check out "Auditions" for details on our audition process!
Interested in auditioning? Fall auditions are held the weekend before term starts (come see us at the Fall Midway for details!) and we sometimes hold IAP or spring auditions depending on our group needs that semester. Each audition is around seven minutes long and involves some vocal warmups and excercises followed by a solo of your choice (it doesn't have to be nerdy)! Email us at asymptones-officers AT mit DOT edu if you want to schedule an audition or have any questions!
Got an event you'd like us to sing at? Contact us at asymptones-officers AT mit DOT edu with details about your event and we'll get back to you about our avaliability. If you have any fun or nerdy songs to suggest (or songs you've arranged or written that you want performed), shoot your thoughts to asymptones-officers AT mit DOT edu and we'll get back to you about it — we're always open to new ideas. Thanks!