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Elevation Worship Auditions

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

We’re excited about holding auditions for Elevation Worship again!  In an effort to make the process smoother and to honor everyone’s time, we will be auditioning instrumentalists and vocalists differently this year. Instead of an “all call” audition, where everyone is showing up to audition live (and waiting for hours for their turn), we will be moving to VIDEO submissions. We feel like this format will work great for us moving forward. So if you’re interested in auditioning, submit by August 18.

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

We will view all videos and you will be emailed back letting you know if you’ve been asked to continue in the audition process.





  • Please submit video via YouTube.
  • Under privacy settings, select “UNLISTED” and title with “YOUR NAME-ELEVATION WORSHIP AUDITION.”
  • Copy and paste the link to your video in the email.
  • Email to auditions@elevationchurch.org.




  • Play Exalted One by Elevation Worship and one song of your choice.


  • Play Our God is Love by Hillsong, has to be played to a click track at 120 bpm

Electric Guitar:

  • Play The Lord is My Rock by Elevation Worship.  Be sure to play opening lead line as well as the other parts of the song. Also play one song of your choice.


  • Play Mercy Reigns by Elevation Worship. Play one song of your choice.


  • Sing the chorus and bridge of Give Me Faith by Elevation Worship a cappella.
  • Sing 1 verse and 1 chorus of a song of your choice a cappella.
  • *Optional: submit any videos of you performing live in a setting, please send these links as well.

Sign Up For Auditions

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Auditions for Elevation Worship are next week. If you’re interested and haven’t signed up yet, then you probably should today. We’re excited for this next season of ministry, and getting new musicians who’s hearts are tied to this house and the kingdom plugged in.

For clarification: we highly value our musicians’ hearts being connected to what God is doing here in our church. We value your willingness to serve on whatever level, and in whatever capacity we feel is best. So, if you currently live in another city or state and are considering coming in for auditions, please know that this is important to us, and is something we give a lot of attention to when considering who will be the best fit for our ministry.

Can’t wait to hear you all! We’ll be taking down the sign ups at the end of this week. So do it here!

“How To Play” Elevation Worship Songs

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Today we’re releasing FULL BAND TUTORIALS for 8 of our songs. One of our main passions is to resource the Church as much as we can. Our hope for these tutorials is to show worship leaders and musicians (no matter how large or small your worship team) how to play these 8 songs from our latest album “For The Honor.”

Learn to play:

  • Lead Guitar parts
  • Rhythm Guitar parts
  • Keyboard parts
  • Drum parts
  • Bass parts

It’s really simple. Select any of the tabs under the song to choose which instrument you’d like to focus on. CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED. Have fun!

Elevation Worship Auditions

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

It’s that time again. Elevation Worship is holding auditions and we’d love to hear you! We’re holding them over 2 days, so whether you’re a singer or you play an instrument, come on with it! You can sign up online now by clicking here. Here’s the skinny….

VOCALISTS – February 29

Click here to sign up, and you’ll find ALL the information about what you are suppose to prepare for the audition. We’re looking forward to hearing you guys.

Brainstorms – Make The Most Of Them!

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

One of the most important parts of our creative process is an effective and productive brainstorm. We are constantly evaluating the way we do things to make sure we don’t continue something that just doesn’t work or has gotten stale. In order to program and plan for new and exciting creative elements in our worship experience, we can’t afford to take this lightly. So even recently, we have thrown out our old model and started fresh. Here is a look into our re-vamped brainstorm process:

First step, we get a vision for the upcoming series from Pastor Steven. He references scripture, music, media, and anything else that can help paint a picture of his vision. Anything from loose ideas to non-negotiables, it is so helpful for us to have this opportunity to “get inside his head” and better understand the series. We call this process the Series Brief.

Next, we have a vision casting meeting in which the heads of the creative department (who met with Pastor Steven for the series brief) cast his vision to the entire creative department. This includes the video, graphics, worship, and production teams. Everyone has an opportunity to begin thinking about the specific themes for the series. In this vision casting meeting, we are able to ask specific questions that will help us with our personal brainstorms over the next week or so.

Finally, we have the Offsite meeting. This is a time for the heads of the creative department, along with a few select others, to go into a fresh environment and pitch ideas for the series. Going into the Offsite meeting, we are expected to have brainstormed 3 well thought-out ideas – video and/or live element. Also, we should have spoken with our teams to collect any of their ideas as well. Even though everyone is not physically a part of this offsite meeting, we still want everyone to have an opportunity to bring ideas to the table. Once we have presented all ideas, we vote on our favorites and begin to program the series.

A few things that are so important to this process:

1. Always set the atmosphere for brainstorm meetings! Whether you choose a different location or decorate a room and give out treats based on the series theme – this will allow people to “escape” the everyday routine of their office or desk, and think more creatively. You want your team to look forward to this process and get excited about being productive.

2. Brainstorm ideas on your own time! Don’t wait until the meeting to start an idea from scratch. Come in with a well thought out idea so your team can critique and help tweak an already good idea. When you come in with nothing, you waste people’s time. Take this seriously!

3. And lastly, be intentional about who you invite to these meetings. You want to make everyone feel like their ideas are valued. If someone has taken time to brainstorm and present an idea, honor their hard work by giving them your attention and consideration. This will create confidence and produce better ideas. However, if someone consistently brings in poor ideas that display a lack of time or care, then you may need to consider giving someone else a shot. It is a privilege to be in these meetings, and it should be treated that way.

We’re constantly on a journey figuring out what works best for our teams in order to create the best experience that we can. Hope this has been helpful for you to see our process.


“The Lord Is My Rock” Guitar Tutorial

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011