Commercial Music Ensemble and Worship Band Auditions

Students who demonstrate excellent musicianship in their audition are eligible to earn music scholarships to participate in our Commercial Music Ensembles and Worship Bands. Video auditions are accepted though in-person auditions are preferred.

In person (preferred):

  • Perform two songs of contrasting styles. Your song choices should allow you to demonstrate versatility, performance excellence and artistry.
  • You may be asked to perform additional material in order to demonstrate sight-reading ability or ability to perform multiple styles.
  • If singing, you may accompany yourself or if you submit chord charts or sheet music, an accompanist will be provided.
  • Guitarists and bassists should bring their instruments unless prior arrangement is made. Drummers should bring sticks. We will provide amplifiers, drums, cymbals and keyboards.

By video (if the candidate is distant):

Upload your audition to a video hosting site (like YouTube) and email the links to auditions@cui.edu (please do not attach videos to emails).

  • Perform two songs of contrasting styles. Your song choices should allow you to demonstrate versatility, performance excellence and artistry.
  • In your video, briefly tell us about yourself, your musical experience, and your future musical goals.

Questions about scheduling your audition? Contact auditions@cui.edu
Questions about the audition process or content? Contact Professor Steve Young: steve.young@cui.edu

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