EAC Worship Team Application

    1. SONGS TO LEARN AND RECORD

    Band (drums, bass, guitar and keys): Open Up the Heavens & All the Earth Vocals: Ladies – Open Up the Heavens & Good, Good Father Vocals: Men – Open Up the Heavens & All the Earth Music Charts (Lyrics, charts and chords) (Mp3's and charts are available on the EAC webpage. Look for the links on the Join the Team page.) *Optional: submit any videos of you performing live in a setting. Please send these links as well.

    WE'RE ACCEPTING ALL AUDITIONS VIA VIDEO SUBMISSIONS

    We're excited about all that God is doing in and through our worship ministry, and we’re looking forward to hearing your videos!

    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!
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 for each one. Exception: vocalists who also play an instrument are welcome to play their instrument while singing.


 We will view all videos and you will be emailed back only if you’ve been asked to continue in the audition process.

    3. SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

    Complete the application at the bottom of this page.
 Most audition videos will be too large to email, so we encourage you to upload them to YouTube. (https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/57407) Under privacy settings, select “UNLISTED” and title with “(YOUR NAME-EAC WORSHIP AUDITION)”. Please include links to your recordings in the space provided on the application. HERE’S WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR: VOCALISTS • 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 very desirable. DRUMMERS • Be able to hold steady time against a click track and hold tempo. • Be able to play a variety of basic quarter note and eighth note rock drum patterns, 6/8 time signature beats, etc. • Be comfortable learning parts by ear. • Be able to control dynamics while maintaining consistent tempo. • Must own or purchase sticks/mallets/brushes. KEYBOARDISTS • Be able to hold steady time against a click track and hold tempo. • Be able to read simple chord charts. Reading music is desirable but not required. Should be comfortable learning parts by ear as well. • 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. ACOUSTIC GUITARISTS • Be able to hold steady time against a click track and hold tempo. • 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. 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. 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. 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 a 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.
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    Vocalist Information

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    Band Information

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