All-State Youth Choir
July 19 – 26, 2015
North Carolina Baptist Churches
Those selected for the North Carolina Baptist All-State Youth Choir (ASYC) are invited to participate in a week-long retreat and tour scheduled for July 19-26, 2015. The choir presents concerts and is involved in missions projects throughout the week. This year's theme is "Light for the World." "When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, 'I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life" John 8:12.
The director for the 2015 tour is Pepper Choplin, a full-time composer and conductor. He has gained a reputation as one of the most creative writers in church music today. Currently he attends Greystone Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina.
We are working on the tour details, and the following concert locations have been confirmed.
Wednesday evening, July 22, First Baptist, Shelby, 7:00pm
Thursday evening, July 23, First Baptist, Boone, 7:00pm
Friday evening, July 24, First Baptist, Weaverville, 7:00pm
Saturday evening, July 25, First Baptist, Morganton, 6:00pm
Sunday morning, July 26, First Baptist, Lincolnton, 10:30am
Sunday evening, July 26, Ardmore Baptist, Winston-Salem, 6:00pm
Please click here to see a short video of what ASYC is all about! This video was recorded during our 2013 tour.
Supporting and encouraging youth choir ministry in North Carolina churches by offering worship and discipleship through performance opportunities, musical development and leadership development while striving for excellence in musicianship, resulting in changed lives.
Students audition for the opportunity to be part of the choir. Auditions for 2015 are completed, and auditions for 2016 will be held on the first two Saturdays of February at several churches across the state. Please check this page again in December for more information and for an application.
Once a student has auditioned, a final selection will be made based on the points received from the audition and the two recommendation forms. If a student meets the qualifications, the student receives an official invitation to join the ASYC. The deposit towards the tour participation fee will be due April 10, and this will officially reserve the student's spot in the choir. The deposit is $248 which is half of the full fee. A completed, notarized Health Form is required, or the student cannot go on the tour. A completed Student Info Form, with photo, is also required. We ask that the Health Form and Student Info Form be returned by April 10 (with the deposit). The forms will be emailed and snail-mailed to students and are available in the Downloads section.
$10 Application Fee [increases to $20 after January 20]
Tour Participation Fee:
$496 per student from Baptist State Convention of NC (BSCNC) churches
$640 per student from non-BSCNC churches
How to Pay -- Deposit due April 10 and Balance Due May 15 (postmark dates)
- Online with Credit Card: Click on the orange "credit card payment" button below to pay online. If you are paying for more than 10 students, please use the link a second time to pay for the rest..
- By Mail with a Check: Do not click on the orange button below. Simply mail your check and include a note with the word "ASYC" and name of the student(s) you are paying for. Make check payable to BSCNC and mail to Worship & Music, Baptist State Convention, PO Box 1107, Cary NC 27512-1107.
You can pay your deposit of $248 or the whole amount of $496 by credit card or check or a combination of both. If using a credit card, these increments, along with the balance due of $248, are the only ones available ONLINE. If your church wants to offer you a partial scholarship that does not match the $248 amount, please ask them to send a check, and then you can send a check for the remainder. As long as you pay the totals needed by the due dates, you can pay in any amount by check. Please note that refunds may not be made except for events canceled by Worship & Music or after discussion by the ASYC Planning Team on a case-by-case basis.