Worship Arts Christmas Drama Auditions

We will now be accepting auditions via video submissions. We're excited about all that God is doing in and through our Worship Arts ministry, and we're looking forward to hearing your videos!

If you want to audition for multiple instruments, or an instrument and vocals, dance or drama, you will need to submit separate videos for each.

Please review the worship arts entity that you are auditioning for in order to receive detailed instructions of what your video must include. We will review all videos and you will be emailed back only if you've been asked to continue in the audition process.

We will also hold live auditions on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, July 11th – 6pm-8pm
  • Saturday, July 15th – 10am-12pm
  • Tuesday, July 18th – 6pm-8pm
  • Saturday, July 22nd – 10am-12pm

Submission Process:

  • Please submit video via YouTube.
  • Under privacy settings, select "UNLISTED" and title with "YOUR NAME-WORSHIP ARTS AUDITION."
  • Copy and paste the link to your video in the email.
  • Make sure to specify the part you are submitting (choir/singer, drama, instrumental/orchestra, dancing)
  • Submit audition videos by emailing them to wofauditions@gmail.com. Please include your name, email, and contact number.

Video submissions for the 2017 Christmas Production can be submitted now through July 22, 2017.

ACTING AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Prepare two contrasting monologues from plays, not to exceed a combined total of four minutes. These selections may be from comedies or dramas of any period, although more modern works are preferred. They should not be from unpublished work. The pieces should be prepared and memorized. Try to incorporate some physical movement in at least one of the selections. If your monologue selection includes Shakespeare, be sure you are confident with the language, versification and character you've selected.

VOCAL AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Please prepare 2 Christian songs. The style is optional (gospel, classical, spiritual, etc.). You may also submit a foreign-language art song of your choice.

*Optional: submit any videos of you performing live in a setting; please send these links as well.

DANCE AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

All applicants must submit a short solo (3 minutes maximum). This can be a dance style of the applicant's choice.

INSTRUMENTAL AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Brass, Harp, Woodwind and Percussion Instruments

  1. Michigan Proficiency Major, minor, and chromatic scales (www.msboa.org)
  2. Two prepared etudes in contrasting tempo and style.
  3. Two prepared solo works from different eras. One must be a complete concerto, sonata, or suite.

Additional requirements for Harp

  1. Scales and arpeggios (or representative etudes)
  2. Two prepared solos in contrasting musical styles

Percussion – Demonstrate percussion skills on snare drum, marimba or xylophone, and timpani, as follows:

Snare Drum

Long roll, open-closed-open, pp-ff-pp
5,7,9,13,17-stroke rolls
Flams, flam accent no. 1 & 2, ruff, paradiddles, ratamaque, flam tap
Sight reading
Solo piece (non-rudimental)

Marimba or Xylophone

Major scales, two octaves, keys of C, F, G, D, E, A, Bb, Eb, Ab
Chromatic scale
Major and minor arpeggios, two octaves, for each of above keys
Sight reading
Three or four-mallet solo

Timpani

For two drums, tune major 2nds, 3rds, 4ths, 5ths, 6ths, 7ths; minor 3rds, 6ths; octaves
Perform page 19 in the Goodman Timpani Method plus any two exercises for two or three drums

STRING AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Violin / Viola / Cello

  1. One 3-octave major and one melodic minor scale, with arpeggios
  2. An etude of applicant's choice
  3. One concerto movement or single-movement solo piece

Bass 

  1. One 2-octave major and one melodic minor scale, with arpeggios
  2. One movement of solo Bach or an etude of applicant's choice
  3. One concerto movement or single-movement solo piece