Church for The City
Worship Team

The First Step

The first step in auditioning for CTC Worship as a musician or singer is to submit a video recording of your audition. This can be as simple as recorded through your phone, or as complex as using a recording device/computer. Whatever the case, the most important thing is that your playing/singing is easily discernible. Also, make sure the quality of the recording is acceptable (again, it should be easy to hear what you’re playing/singing). You may need to do several “takes'' to get a good recording/balance.

How do I record it?

You will need to play the recording of the song through headphones or speakers so you can hear what you’re playing with/to. For example: If you’re a drummer, you can play the song through headphones and then setup your phone/device to record. If possible, having the reference song playing audibly in the recording with you is ideal, but not a requirement. If you are unable to do this, just your instrument/voice with headphones will work.  The main point is that YOU can be heard clearly in the recording.The point of this form of initial audition is to give CTC Worship staff an initial read on your ability as a musician/vocalist. We totally understand that these recordings will be rough— so don’t worry about quality— we get it.

What do I record?

Below are the songs each instrument/vocal can use in this submission. You can either purchase or stream the song from iTunes/Spotify or other method in order to use in the recording (YouTube Audio):
(click on a song to view in iTunes)
Please choose & submit only one song per instrument/vocal.


Sing melody and harmony (submit both)

If you are auditioning on an instrument and you also sing, please submit recordings as described for each of those areas (NOT singing and playing in the same recording).


Submit two recordings:
1. Play the song as interpreted
2. Play lead synth parts
(If all you have is a piano, we understand if both recordings are simply using a piano sound)

How do I submit it?

Upload your video audition to YouTube. Make sure to set the privacy settings as “Unlisted” and title your video “Worship Audition – (Your Name)”. Once you have uploaded it, please email with the subject: “Video Audition – JOHN SMITH (your name)” and put the video link in the email.

Then What?

Once we have received your audition, we will review it and email you with feedback and possible next steps. FYI: we accept worship audition videos at any time, but based on our worship scheduling, we review them quarterly. We will do our best to give you a response in a timely manner.

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