Who We Are

Founded in 1988, we are a group of ~18 Georgetown University students performing rock, pop, and R&B a cappella music. In recent years, the Georgetown Phantoms have performed at the White House, State Department, National Museum of Natural History, Blair House, and Kennedy Center, and maintained a yearly repertoire of 50+ songs.  In 2010, the Phantoms competed for the first time in the International Competition for Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA’s) and won “Outstanding Soloist” in the Quarterfinal and Semifinal rounds. We are also the co-hosts of the annual invitational D.C. A Cappella Fest (“DCAF”) held in Gaston Hall in November. Check out our CDs, upcoming events, and contact info, and we hope to see you soon!
More about the Phantoms, including a brief history »

DCAF 2013 Videos

Monday, February 10th, 2014 — by Lindsay Lee

Motown Medley – Various Artists

Soloists: Alex Pelle, Jackie Kalan, Lindsay Lee, Taylor Perz, Daniel Breland, Phil Dearing, Reagan Lawn, Josh Levitt, Maddie Josef, Nick Oki, Enushé Khan


Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes

Soloist: Jinwoo Chong
Arranger: Lindsay Lee


Heart Attack – Demi Levato

Soloists: Daniel Breland, Enushé Khan
Arranger: Jackie Kalan


Royals – Lorde

Soloist:  Jackie Kalan
Arranger: John Roach


Creep – Radiohead

Soloists: Alexandra Waldon, Alex Field
Arrangers: John Roach, Nick Oki, Lindsay Lee, Jackie Kalan


Counting Stars – OneRepublic

Soloist: Ed Crotty
Arrangers: Reagan Lawn, Phil Dearing




Sunday, January 12th, 2014 — by Lindsay Lee


@guphantoms Phantoms Page

The Phantoms, GU’s premier coed a cappella group, are looking for new members! Auditions are open to all Georgetown University students. The key data is listed below and will also be posted on flyers and announced at concerts in the fall. Can’t wait to see you then!

When? Friday, Jan. 17th at 4:00 P.M.

Where? McNeir Auditorium

Come either date; please arrive on time as we will be teaching you an exercise that will form part of your audition. Information for callback auditions will be posted after the primary round. Preparation: be ready to sing part (approximately one verse and chorus) of a rock, pop, or R&B song. Please, no musical theater (even though we love it!) as this is not the type of song we perform. Contact: if you have any questions or scheduling conflicts, you are welcome to email us. Also, click the following links or the icons above to visit our twitter, @guphantoms, or our Facebook page, facebook.com/hoyasaxa.

Detailed Primary Auditions Process

Please note: the following section is an optional read, as we will be guiding you through the process; you only have to know the “Essentials” listed above. Still, if you are curious, our regular auditions process is detailed below.


  1. After warm up, we teach everyone a blending exercise to perform later. You then sign up for a 10-minute individual slot. So far we have not have been “auditioning,” just introducing ourselves and establishing the schedule. Please arrive on time though so you can learn the blending exercise.
  2. During your individual audition, we will find your vocal range by asking you to sing a simple scale as high and then as low as you can. Please go at any comfortable speed and take breaths when necessary.
  3. Several “sing-backs” are next: we play a short sequence of notes on the piano, and ask you to sing them back to us. This is a pitch exercise to check your skill at hearing and reproducing specific notes well.
  4. Then you will sing the exercise taught earlier with two of us, to hear your voice blend with others. We will briefly review this; it’s not about memorization. The emphasis is on “blend,” i.e., matching our pitch, tone, pronunciation, and volume, and limiting anything that makes you stand out, such as vibrato.
  5. Finally, you will perform the rock/pop/R&B solo that you have prepared (just a verse and a chorus, more or less, in the interest of time). If you like, we can play a starting note on the piano. Try to pick a fairly well-known song, because it helps us if we are familiar with it beforehand. If you are concerned about song choice, you can email us. This is your opportunity to demonstrate the best aspects of your voice.
  6. Afterwards we might ask you a few more questions. It may sound like a lot, but it’s really not so bad – just 10 minutes! So don’t feel nervous; we want you to do well as much as you do! :-) Callbacks information will be posted shortly after primary auditions.

NEWBIES: Congratulations to the Super Six!

Monday, September 23rd, 2013 — by Lindsay Lee

They’re insanely fun, ridiculously talented, and officially initiated.  We are so excited for the Phantoms’ newest members, the Super Six: JinwooEnushéDanielJoshSage, and Andrew!



Sunday, August 25th, 2013 — by Lindsay Lee

Fall Auditions are officially closed.  Auditions will reopen in 2014 and we hope to see you there!

Spring Auditions 2013

Friday, January 11th, 2013 — by Lindsay Lee

We regret to announce that the Phantoms will not be holding auditions this spring due to capacity constraints. Please check back in September for Fall audition information!

DCAF 2012 Videos

Sunday, November 25th, 2012 — by Nick Oki

Thank you to everyone for making DCAF such a success this year. In particular we’d like to thank our guest groups, The NYU N’Harmonics and the Yale Whiffenpoofs, for traveling all the way to DC for the show. Below are the videos of the set we performed on Saturday, November 3rd. Enjoy!

Opener: 90′s Medley
Soloists: Nicholas Oki, Jess Douglass, Alexandra Waldon, Stefane Victor, & John Roach

Soloist: Kris Kagei

Soloists: Nicholas Oki & Stefane Victor

Love On Top
Soloist: Molly Roach

Skinny Love
Soloists: Taylor Perz & John Roach

Proud Mary
Soloist: Alexandra Waldon