Audition Process

How to audition for TFH Worship


The First Step

The first step in auditioning for TFH 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 discernable. 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.


Pre-requisites

Several pre-requisites are mandatory for involvement in TFH Worship. You may have one or some of these completed, but in order to be a part of TFH Worship, we require that applicants complete ALL of the following pre-requisites before we can move forward with you:

  • Complete all 4 weeks of GROW track
  • Become a member of TFH (happens in week 1 of GROW track)
  • Be involved in a TFH Small-group (be able to provide a small-group leader reference from your current small-group leader)
  • Complete the Life-Change event (or are signing up for the NEXT one)

Your video audition will only be considered AFTER we have record that you’ve completed your pre-requisites.

Please fill out your audition form accurately to detail your completion of these pre-requisites.


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 TFH 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 is the song each instrument/vocal needs to use in this submission. You will need to purchase the song from iTunes or other method in order to use in the recording: (click on a song to view in iTunes)

Vocals Sing melody and harmony (submit both)

High Male: Alive – Hillsong Young & Free

Low Male: One Thing Remains - Bethel Music

High Female: Oceans - Hillsong United

Low Female: It Is Well - Bethel Music (sing as long as you can)

Electric Rhythm and lead (submit both)

Keys

Wake – Hillsong Young & Free

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

Acoustic

Holy Spirit – Bryan & Katie Torwalt

(Please show finger-picking and strumming with pick)

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).


How do I submit it?

Upload your video audition to YouTube. Make sure to set the privacy settings as “Private” and title your video “TFH Worship Audition – (Your Name)”. Once you have uploaded it, please email lyndsey.elm@tfh.org 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 e-mail you with feedback and possible next-steps within 1 month of your submission.