Auditions:

We know that auditioning can be an intimidating experience, but don't stress, we want you to be as comfortable as possible. You will audition individually, and be working with our worship leader, drummer, and a keyboard player. Scheduling an audition will be prior to filling out the online application. Audition meeting place will be at Destiny House Church (no auditions will be scheduled during weekends!) IF you are, however, involved at another church, we ask that you stay committed to that church. If you have recently made DH your home church, we ask that you attend our DH LINK to learn more about our church before auditioning.

Audition Songs:

1. Never Gonna Stop Singing by Jesus Culture, Key of G, 112 BPM; 4/4. CHORD CHART
(Keyboard Tutorial - Acoustic Tutorial - Drum Tutorial - Electric Guitar Tutorial - Vocal Tutorial - Bass Tutorial)

2. What A Beautiful Name by Hillsong Worship, Key of D, 136 BPM; 4/4. CHORD CHART
(Keyboard Tutorial - Acoustic Tutorial - Drum Tutorial - Electric Guitar Tutorial - Vocal Tutorial)

3. You Make Me Brave by Amanda Cook, Key of D or Eb, 138 BPM 4/4. CHORD CHART
(Keyboard Tutorial - Acoustic Tutorial/1st Capo - Drum Tutorial - Electric Guitar Tutorial - Vocal Tutorial)

4. Do It Again by Elevation Worship, Key of Bb, 86 BPM, 4/4. CHORD CHART
(Keyboard Tutorial - Acoustic Tutorial - Drum Tutorial - Electric Guitar Tutorial - Vocal Tutorial)

Audition Tips:

1. Please make sure you've prepared parts for 2 of the songs listed above, as well as one song you think is your personal BEST. 
2. We use chords charts, no scored music or tabs. So be ready for that.
3. Don't overplay. No one's asking you to solo your way through the song, that's why it's a worship TEAM.
4. Be ready to receive kind criticism and direction, even if you don't agree with the suggestion. 

Band Auditions:

Guitars: Know how to use a capo, because a capo is your new best friend. Pay attention to strumming and picking patterns, and
              pay super close attention to your tone and your pedals. We don't use a lot of distortion, our sound is a bit smoother (for
              the most part), and sets a strong atmosphere.

Bass: Lock in with the drummer at all times, pay attention to kick and snare patterns. We will look to see if you hold those patterns
          with or without a drummer during your audition. Be able to pick up on proper places for slides, and know how to build. You
          may be asked to play with a pick or without, so always be ready for that.

Drums: You are the backbone of the team. Your ability to play with the click is far more significant than any other member on the
             worship team. Familiarize yourself with Ableton software and hot keys - because you're responsible during each worship
             service to watch the leader and launch the songs at the appropriate time. (Become familiar with warping keys, copying
             and pasting if the leadership decides to change a song, or change the order of the set list.)  We are in the process of
             transitioning from an electric drum kit to an encased and mic'd acoustic kit. Playing aggressively will not be
             permitted. You will have to learn how to control your own volume, and create dynamic in the song with your playing
             style.

Keys: Familiarize yourself with sounds other than piano - we use rhodes/electric piano sounds, organs, cellos/strings, smooth pads,
          synth lead pads, and even vocal FX sounds to add a beautiful warm layer and tone to our worship team. THINK SIMPLE, avoid
          over-playing, and leave the rhythm keeping to the rhythm section ONLY. You will be responsible for learning certain lead parts,
          and outside of that you will use basic chording. Get used to playing on a smaller scale keyboard/midi, we currently are using
          the iRig Keys PRO (which has exactly 37 full size keys, no hammer action.) You will also be responsible for any "response"
          time at the end of each service - which requires you to play with/without a click, individually, and to play with the emotions going
          on in the room. (Stick with basic 4-chord progression such as D, A, Bm, G, etc.. If the mood feels uplifting or encouraging always
          start your progression with a major chord, if it feels challenging and driving always start your progression with a minor chord.
          You have the freedom to change up the chording, however, at any point during response time, so feel it out.)

Vocal Auditions:

Vocals: In your audition you will be required to sing lead parts, harmony parts, as well as singing sounds and vocal swells. Pay
             attention to style, annunciation, and timing. Keep your vibrato to a minimum, you will be audition to be part of an
             ensemble. If you sing a part that diverts significantly and sorely from what parts we normally use, we will demonstrate
             the appropriate part for your range. Outside of this, we will also take this audition time to discover your range, for future
             reference. This way, we know what keys are comfortable for you to sing in. 
 

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