We appreciate your interest in NLC Worship. We know that auditioning can be an intimidating experience, but don’t stress – we want you to be comfortable.
You will audition individually and will be working with a very small group of team members – a keyboardist, acoustic guitarist, and a couple of vocalists.
If you are currently involved at another church, we ask that you stay committed to that church – we believe in local churches and partner with them in reaching our communities. If you have recently made NLC your church home, we ask that you attend a CONNECT class to learn about our core values before auditioning. We look forward to meeting you and hope you have a great audition.
Next, we'd like to get to know each other a little better. We'll let you know some things about our beliefs and expectations, and we ask that you complete the following form thoroughly and honestly – then click submit. We look forward to helping you find your place at New Life Church.
WORSHIP TEAM REQUIREMENTS
Attend NLC services and special events as a leader and a vision-carrier, leading worship in the congregation even when you’re not on stage
Attend all required NLC worship meetings and rehearsals
Submit your lives to accountability
Agree to be loyal to the New Life Church Leadership Covenant
Be diligent in living a life that is above reproach, always remembering that every action and word will influence others in either a positive or negative way
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O sing to the LORD a new song, for He has done wonderful things…
Familiarize yourself with sounds other than piano (e.g., pad, organ, Rhodes, etc.)
Think simple. Avoid overplaying, especially with the left hand
Some songs have specific parts – know these parts rather than just chording
Whereas we normally play with the above listed instrumentation, on occasion, we incorporate additional instruments, usually for special events/services
Play like part of the group – beware of overplaying
In your audition, you will be expected to sing the lead vocal and harmony parts, staying on your respective part. If you are “hearing” a part that significantly varies from how we would sing it, we will demonstrate an altered part and ask you to modify. You will see that there are vocal tutorials for the songs, but please know lead melody and harmony parts for the entirety of each song
Pay attention to timing and style of vocal movements on the recordings
Keep vibrato to a minimum
You will be auditioning to be a part of the ensemble
We believe that loving relationships should permeate every area of church life.
It is important to note that the worship team does not function like a weekly life group since there is a consistent rotation of people and variation in how often team members serve. So if NLC Worship becomes a place where you serve, we want to encourage you to build relationships within the team that extend beyond worship services. We also want to encourage involvement in life groups where you can have consistent community and build life-giving friendships!