ORU Worship Video Auditions (for Fall 2024 team)

ORU Worship Video Auditions (for Fall 2024 team)

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for ORU Worship! Although the below is long, it should answer all questions. Please read thoroughly and add needed information below.

Video auditions are due MONDAY, February 26 by midnight.

SINGERS: Please record one continuous video of you singing through the requested song (below). After singing the whole song on melody, sing the chorus and bridge on harmony parts. LADIES, please sing "The Dove" and an additional song of your choice. MEN, please sing "Gratitude" and an additional song of your choice. You may sing in whatever key is comfortable for you. Do not do any audio editing.

BAND: Please record one continuous video of you playing "Never Lost" (Rita Springer version) and "Where are the chains" (Circuit Riders). You may submit another to showcase your abilities if desired in addition to the above.

DRUMMERS: Once you complete the songs for band, also add in the video a time where you play for 60 seconds showcasing your dynamics and groove.

If you need to use Lowers to record your video, please email worship@oru.edu to schedule a time.

Please be aware of the requirements for ORU Worship primary (*note alternates would have A LOT more flexibility and are not required to attend all below except Team Nights):
- NO 8:30am Monday, Wednesday, Friday class - this hour is chapel soundcheck, and PRIMARY CANNOT miss. No exceptions. Alternates can have this class and will admin excuse when utilized.
- Weekly rehearsals Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. (required attendance when scheduled for chapel)
- Close involvement in Team Night every other Monday at 6:00 p.m.
- Primary members are required to have an extreme flexibility in schedule (due to travel team, special events, etc.), in addition to potential summer travel. For this reason members of ORU Worship PRIMARY can NOT be Head Leadership (Head Chaplain, RA, etc.), Missions Coordinators (MCs), Student Publication Editors, or part of any traveling Athletics team, and must accommodate church involvement around ORU Worship commitment. However, alternate members have a much more flexibility and are able to be involved in head leadership, and allowed to have classes during times above (except Team Night).

Other Team Requirements include:
- At least one semester involvement with Worship Center (Prayer Movement/Souls/etc.)
- Semesterly or Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
- Musicians: versatility in the number system and memorization of chords and arrangements
- Vocalists: ability to hear harmony parts and memorization of lyrics