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Before You Audition:

We appreciate your interest in New Walk 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. We will also ask you to send in a digital recording of yourself first, and then will set up an in-person audition.

We look forward to meeting you and hope you have a great audition!

Open Auditions

When: Sat, Oct 14: 10a – 12p
Where: New Walk Church

“We appreciate your interest in New Walk 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. We look forward to meeting you and hope you have a great audition.” – Worship Team

Audition Songs: 

I Speak Jesus, Passion: Live from Camp EP – Watch on YouTube

Great Things, Phil Wickham

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    Audition Tips:

    • Please be fully prepared for your audition, knowing your parts on all required songs
    • 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

    Electric & Acoustic Guitar:

    • Pay attention to your tone and pedals – delay and overdrive – making sure that they line up appropriately with the musical style of New Walk. 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

    Bass:

    • 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

    Drums:

    • Lock in with the bassist, paying attention to kick-snare pattern
    • We will look to see that you know your patterns, even if you are auditioning without a bassist
    • You will play to a click track

    Keys:

    • Think simple. Avoid overplaying, especially with the left hand
    • Some songs have specific parts – know these parts rather than just chording

    Vocals :

    • 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 songs
    • Pay attention to timing and style of vocal movements on the recordings
    • Keep vibrato to a minimun
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