Contemporary Worship Auditions

Thank you for your interest in auditioning as a musician for Contemporary Worship.

We are honored and excited that you would step forward to serve!

How to audition

1. CHOOSE YOUR SONGS

Select two worship songs that showcase your strengths from the list below.

We recommend specific songs for male or female vocalists as indicated above but you can choose any song that fits your vocal range.


2. RECORD YOUR AUDITION

Record a video of yourself singing or playing your two selected songs. You can use any device to record yourself, as long as we are able to hear and see you clearly. We are not looking for professionally produced videos but we encourage you to submit your best takes!


You are welcome to record your performance in any key that is comfortable for you. Vocalists, we encourage you to sing the melody but you can switch to harmony at any point to demonstrate your ability. Instrumentalists, please try to be as accurate to the original part as possible - consistency is key.


If you want to audition with multiple instruments, please submit different videos and applications for each one. Exception: vocalists who also play an instrument are welcome to play their instrument while singing.


3. SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Complete the online application here.


Please include links to your recordings. Most audition videos will be too large to email, so we encourage you to upload them to YouTube. Change the privacy settings to unlisted if you only want us to see them.


4. NEXT STEPS

Once you submit all of your audition materials, one of two things will happen:

  1. You'll be asked to play a Wednesday evening rehearsal and Sunday morning worship service as a final callback. From there we will notify you of a final decision in writing.
  2. You'll be given constructive feedback in writing regarding why we won't be moving ahead with you in contemporary worship leading at this time.

We believe that all of God's people are given gifts, and that the results of an audition are never a statement of personal worth or overall giftedness. Directors and Pastors at LCPC are glad to sit with you to help you discover how best to use your gifts for Jesus inside AND outside our church.


NEED HELP?

If you have any questions about the audition process, or if you encounter difficulty submitting your videos, contact bills@libertycorner.org so that we can assist you.

requirements

  • All auditionees

    • Be willing to follow direction of worship leader during rehearsals and worship services.
    • Be willing to not sing or play on certain songs based on instrumentation and/or feel.
    • Be willing to attend Wednesday evening rehearsals.


  • vocalist

    • Be able to sing on pitch.
    • Be comfortable learning parts by ear.
    • Be able to hear and sing a harmony part for a given melody.
    • Be able to reproduce a harmony part for a given song consistently.
    • Be able to control volume and vibrato in order to blend with the worship leader and other vocalists. The ability to sing in different styles is desirable.
  • Drummers

    • Be able to hold steady time against a click track.
    • Be able to play a variety of basic quarter note and eighth note rock drum patterns: 2 beat country, 6/8 time signature beats, etc.
    • Be comfortable learning parts by ear.
    • Be able to control dynamics while maintaining consistent tempo. Must be able to play with click track (metronome) and hold tempo.
    • Must own or purchase sticks/mallets/brushes.


  • Keyboardists

    • Be able to hold steady time against a click track
    • Be able to read simple chord charts. Reading music is desirable but not required.
    • Be able to play in a variety of musical styles.
    • Should know chord inversions and be able to find different chord voicings.
    • Should have familiarity with general modern keyboard architecture: how to recall patches, find different sounds, use a modulation wheel, etc.
    • Should be comfortable learning parts by ear.
  • Acoustic guitarists

    • Have a good knowledge of open chords and bar chords, including a working knowledge of the guitar neck.
    • Be able to play different strumming patterns as called for by any given song. The ability to arpeggiate chords and flat-pick/finger-pick very desirable.
    • Be able to control dynamics while maintaining consistent tempo. Must be able to play with a click track (metronome) and hold tempo.
    • Be able to transpose chords and use a capo.
    • Should be comfortable learning parts by ear.
    • Must own a guitar with built-in electronic pickup system and an electronic tuner with bypass. The guitar should be able to hold tune and be in good repair.
  • Electric guitarists

    • Have a good knowledge of major and minor chords and basic scales. Power chords are essential. Understanding inversions is desirable. The ability to arpeggiate chords and flat-pick/finger-pick very desirable.
    • Be able to play competently in the upper registers of the neck (above the 5th fret).
    • Be able to control dynamics while maintaining consistent tempo. Must be able to play with a click track (metronome) and hold tempo.
    • Should be comfortable learning parts by ear.
    • Must own a guitar and equipment to reproduce tones consistent with modern contemporary music. This can be done inexpensively with modern modeling amps - a big pedal board is not required.
    • Must own an electronic tuner with bypass. The guitar should be able to hold tune and be in good repair.
  • Bass Guitarists

    • Have a good knowledge of the guitar neck and know the notes in the first five frets of the neck on all strings, preferably without looking. A knowledge of basic scales is useful.
    • Have an understanding of basic rhythmic divisions: quarter notes, eighth notes, triplets, etc.
    • Be able to control dynamics while maintaining consistent tempo. Must be able to play with click track (metronome) and hold tempo.
    • Should be comfortable learning parts by ear.
    • Must own a guitar able to hold tune and in good repair.