About Us

The Bluestockings are Amherst College’s most soulful a capella group of women and femme. The group was formed in 1989 by a group of talented young women who loved to sing together. Today, the tradition continues as the Bluestockings share their signature “soxy” sound throughout Amherst college and beyond!

If you are interested in becoming a Bluestocking, please review our audition info below!


The Bluestockings hold auditions at the beginning of each academic year. Auditions are open to all women and femme students of Amherst College who love singing and would like to sing with a wonderful group talented singers!
Look out for an audition announcement at the beginning of the academic year. You will be able to claim an audition slot on the sign-up sheets, which will be located in the lobby of the Arms Music Building.

We ask all who audition to prepare the following:

1: A verse and chorus of one of your favorite songs to sing.
2: Your wonderful voice, ready to show us some scales and tonal recognition exercises.
3: A smile and your unique personality! Our favorite part of auditions is getting to know each of the auditionees.