Thanks for showing interest in auditioning to be a part of our Worship Team! Volunteers like you are essential to our weekend services, and we are very grateful for the opportunity to work with you. Here are a few things you’ll want to know before you audition:
First, the time commitment can be quite substantial depending on what season we are in.
We rehearse Wed Nights and Sunday mornings before worship. Secondly, we strive for a high level of excellence and value constant growth. This means you will have to come prepared for rehearsal. We expect the parts on your instrument will be played/sang well at the time of rehearsal. Personal preparation is a requirement.
That being said.. we want to walk alongside you as you grow as a musician and a follower of Christ. Every single person on the stage has room to grow. From the best musician to the most inexperienced, from new believers to life-long believers, we all take a position of humility and realize there is always room to learn something new.
As you prepare for your audition, there are a few things we are looking to see. The list below will give some insight into what we are looking for based on the instrument or voice for which you are auditioning. No in-person audition is a pass/fail scenario. Instead, you will receive feedback regarding each area of focus for your instrument.
Electric guitarists should know how to use a pedal board. Most commonly used pedals include: a drive pedal, delay pedal, reverb pedal, volume pedal, and tuner. Having your own pedal board is strongly encouraged, but we do have one available for the audition.
Electric guitarists are successful when they can play the leads in the song they are learning. When there isn’t a clear lead, we are looking to hear some sort of layering with the electric guitar. Some examples of layering are: playing octave chords to supplement what the music is doing, playing inside harmonies, and single note swells. All things that creatively and artistically add to the song.
Proficiency in different rhythms and time signatures is required. Drummers need to be able to play with a metronome/click and experience playing with & a loop is valuable. Your first and most important skill is to keep time. Next, understanding how to play tasteful, complementary parts is what we’re looking for. Like most instruments, knowing when to play, when not to play, how much to play and so on is very important. While we love things loud at Mosaic, sensitivity and dynamic nuance is a must.
This is a very informal time sing or play your instrument. There will be various musical exercises that you will be run through to see where you are at. We aren’t looking for perfection, but you must be comfortable enough with your instrument to be up on stage. Auditions are in person and can be scheduled by filling out the form below.
We look forward to hearing from you!