Remember that you magnify His work, which men behold.
Please be fully prepared for your audition, knowing your parts on all four required songs (above)
We play from chord charts, rarely from scored music
We are looking to know that you can learn your part from listening to a recording
Don’t overplay – we don’t need you to shred, drum solo, or slap bass
Be able to receive direction/criticism, even if you don’t agree with the suggestion
Pay attention to your tone and pedals – delay and overdrive – making sure that they line up appropriately with the musical style of NLC. We don't use effects like chorus or flange
Stick to lead or rhythm for the entire song – don't alternate
Know how to use a capo
Pay attention to strumming/picking patterns.
Lock in with the drummer, paying attention to kick-snare pattern
We will look to see that you know your patterns/parts even though you are auditioning without a drummer
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
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!