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Won By One Application

How to apply:

  1. Record an audition video (details below) and copy the link to this application
  2. Submit this online application by April 20.
  3. Request two letters of recommendation, with at least one being from an elder or minister at your home congregation.

Audition Video Instructions:

Do not send your audition video in the form of a DVD or emailed video file.

All candidates will be required to submit a recorded audition consisting of three songs, one of which must be a Christian worship song. One of the songs must also be accompanied with a brief introduction of approximately one minute (why you chose the song, why it is meaningful, etc.). It may benefit you to select songs of varying styles, in order to most adequately showcase your musical ability.

Important: the recording must be unedited (without stops)—in other words, it is a continuous taping of a self-introduction and three songs. Candidates should spend no more than five minutes describing themselves. Upload your audition to YouTube or Vimeo, and then copy the video link into your online application.

The group should be selected by the end of May.

If you have any additional questions, please call Church Relations at (310) 506-4270 or email wonbyone@pepperdine.edu.


Copy and paste the the YouTube or Vimeo link to your audition video here.

You may be contacted for a follow-up phone interview.

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Personal Background

Spiritual Background

Request for Letters of Recommendation
Please have each of the following people email a letter of recommendation to wonbyone@pepperdine.edu:

  • Minister, Youth Minister or Elder of your local church
  • Music Teacher, Choir Director or anyone with a good knowledge of your musical activities
Before You Submit
  • Due to the nature of Won By One and the financial incentives that accompany it, each member is expected to hold Won By One as their highest priority outside of academics.
  • Won By One rehearses 5-6 hours a week, depending on the scheduled performances and weekend travel. Group members are expected to attend all rehearsals and concert dates and to participate in an extensive summer tour.
  • As representatives of Pepperdine, group members are expected to abide by all University rules and regulations and to support the mission statement of the University.
  • Group members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and Christ-like manner in all circumstances.
  • Consistent with Pepperdine's emphasis on excellence, all group members are expected to maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average.
  • Believing in the importance of a church family, all group members are expected to be involved in the services and activities of a local Church of Christ when not traveling with the group.