COS AUDITION INFORMATION:

Are you a vocalist or instrumentalist wanting to audition to be in Cluster of Students? Fill out the audition form below and then scroll down to find your specific audition info needed. 

If you are a vocalist, email McKenna Yeskin at mckennay@saddleback.com.
If you are an instrumentalist, email Taffy Tafalla at taffy@saddleback.com.

Fill out the audition form below: 


v o c a l i s t   a u d i t i o n s :

Students auditioning for COS for the first time: 
Please learn the songs listed below for your audition. You will be responsible for finding the lyrics of the songs, if needed. You can use a lyric sheet during the audition if needed, but we would love it if you had the songs memorized. 

NOTE:
All vocalists who audition will make it into our COS choir! If you are wanting to lead from a microphone in a band, you can re-audition after 3 months of being in our choir. This is to see your commitment as a team player. At the end of those three months, you will have the option to audition for a band, if that is something you would like to do! Each vocalist, in a band or not, is apart of our COS choir. The end goal of all of this is not to be on a microphone, but to be apart of this community of worshippers.

Female Vocalists: 
Please learn and come prepared with "Hosanna" (live) - Hillsong Worship and "Reckless Love" (live) - Passion, Melodie Malone. We will be listening to your tone, pitch and vocal style. We will also ask if you know the chorus harmonies to these songs. If so, we will also ask you to sing those but don't worry if you don't know them. It won't negatively effect your audition.

Male Vocalists: 
Please learn and come prepared with "Love Won't Let Me Down"- Hillsong Young & Free and "Not My Own"- Cluster of Students. We will be listening to your pitch, tone and vocal style. We will also ask if you know the chorus harmonies to these songs. If so, we will also ask you to sing those but don't worry if you don't know them. It won't negatively effect your audition.


I N S T R U M E N T A L   A U D I T I O N S : 

Please learn the exact parts being played on each of the songs listed below. Below, we have the Spotify and iTunes links to each audition song. You will be responsible for finding charts or tabs, if needed. However, if you can't find any chord charts or tabs, just ear it out.
You are welcome to use notes if need be but if possible, have the songs memorized


ACOUSTIC: Please learn all the acoustic parts being played on "Hosanna" (live)- Hillsong Worship and "Reckless Love" (live)- Passion. We will be listening for timing, strumming, good rhythm, and knowing when and when not to play.

ELECTRIC: Please learn each of the guitar parts for "Hosanna" (live)- Hillsong Worship and "Reckless Love" (live)- Passion. We will be listening for lead parts, all rhythm parts, and how well you mimicked the tone of the guitar sound you hear in the songs.

PIANO/KEYS: Please learn all the piano parts for "Hosanna" (live)- Hillsong Worship"Reckless Love" (live)- Passion and "Sinking Deep" (live)- Hillsong Young & Free. We will be listening for correct timing, good rhythm and your feel of playing loud and soft throughout the song. We will also be paying attention to how well you know when to play and not play in the song. 

BASS: Please learn all bass parts for "Hosanna" (live)- Hillsong Worship and "Reckless Love" (live)- Passion. We will be listening for how well you are playing in the pocket of the song, locking in with the drummer and playing just like the recording. 

DRUMS: Please play exactly what you hear in the recordings of "Hosanna" (live)- Hillsong Worship and "Reckless Love" (live)- Passion. We will be listening for how well you are playing in the pocket, how you stay on the click/metronome and how well you can play parts just like the recording. 


AUDITION SONGS: