Worship Team Auditions (LEX)

Worship and Arts

Worship Team Auditions: Details

Our contemporary worship teams are always seeking more musicians and vocalists to help connect our congregation to Jesus through corporate musical worship.

If you are considering an audition, here are your next steps:

  1. Pray about this opportunity! Prayer is a big part of the worship experience here at Grace Chapel.
  2. Set up an audition and interview with your campus worship leader using the form below. An audition helps assess your ability to play your instrument and/or your vocal ability. The interview is our chance to get to know you, your heart for ministry, and hear a bit of your experience in playing music. 

Potential Audition Songs / Vocals (Worship Leader will assign to you before audition):

  • Lead: Build my Life, God I Look to You, Who you Say I Am
  • Harmony: Yes and Amen, Look to the Son

Potential Audition Songs / Band (Worship Leader will assign to you before audition):

  • God I Look to You
  • Reckless Love
  • Look to the Son
  • Build my Life
  • Lion and the Lamb

Expectations:

  • Mid-week Rehearsal (except in GC@Nite or East Lexington)
  • Sunday rehearsal and services
  • Spends time during week learning parts and listening to songs
  • Responsive to Worship Leader on Planning Center, Email, etc.
  • Attend Yearly Fall Vision Gathering

Vocalist Skills

  • Vocalists provide vocal support on given songs through harmony and/or melody
  • Sing on pitch
  • Hear and sing harmony for a given melody
  • Demonstrate Vocal Control, ie: Dynamics, vibrato, blend with other vocalists

Acoustic Guitarist Skills:

  • Acoustic guitarists provide rhythmic support for given songs
  • Read contemporary chord charts;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of open chords and barre chords;
  • Possess working knowledge of the guitar neck;
  • Control dynamics while maintaining consistent tempo;
  • Play different strumming patterns as called for by the given song;
  • Transpose chords and use a capo;
  • Comfortable learning parts by ear;
  • Ability to arpeggiate chords and flat-pick very desirable.

Guitarists must own their own guitar with built in electronic pickup system, and an electronic tuner with bypass, and their instrument must hold tune and be in good repair.

Electric Guitarist Skills:

  • Electric guitarists provide rhythmic support, texture, and specific parts (lead lines) for given songs
  • Ability to read contemporary chord charts;
  • Knowledge of major and minor chords and basic scales. Power Chords!
  • Ability to control dynamics while maintaining consistent tempo.
  • Should be comfortable learning parts by ear; ability to arpeggiate chords and flat-pick very desirable.
  • Electric guitarists must own their own guitar and equipment, and be able to produce tones and textures consistent with modern music. 
  • Instrument should be able to hold tune and be in good repair.

Drummer Skills:

  • Drummers and percussionists provide solid rhythmic foundation for the worship team. 
  • Ability to hold steady tempo
  • Must own their own sticks/mallets/brushes.
  • Comfortable learning parts by ear.
  • ability to play a variety of basic quarter note and eighth note rock drum patterns. Others; 2 beat country, 6/8 time signature beats, etc.
  • Ability to control dynamics while maintaining consistent tempo.

Bass Guitarist Skills:

  • Bassists provide bass content, rhythmic support, and specific parts when needed.
  • Ability to read contemporary chord charts;
  • Solid understanding of basic rhythmic divisions; quarter notes, eighth notes, triplets, etc.
  • Should be comfortable learning parts by ear and knowledge of basic scales would be useful.
  • Be able to control dynamics while maintaining consistent tempo.

Bassists must own their own instrument. Instrument should be able to hold tune and be in good repair.

Keyboardist Skills:

  • Keys players provide sonic textures and keyboard parts for the worship team. 
  • Ability to read contemporary chord charts. Ability to read sheet music is a plus but not required;
  • Ability to hold steady time and play with energy;
  • Comfortable learning parts by ear;
  • Chord inversions and be able to find different chord voicing.
  • Familiarity with using keys for other sounds or show ability to learn; (ambient pads, electric piano, organ, etc)

Play something else? (Violin, Cello, Mandolin, etc.)

If you play a unique instrument not listed above, we are still very much interested. Fill out “other” on the form below and please tell us what instrument you are auditioning with.

Worship Team Audition Request (LEX)

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Instrument(s) and vocals*

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(No need to fill out the form below if you've completed the Audition Request)

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