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.
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 will be held on the first two Saturdays of February at several churches across the state. Audition information will be available by January 7 in the Downloads section below. Below are the audition locations. Audition times will be assigned between 9am-1pm. Auditions on February 7 at only Campbell University, Buies Creek, might be in the afternoon.
February 7, 2015
First Baptist, Cary
First Baptist, Huntersville
First Baptist, Morganton
Winter Park Baptist, Wilmington
Campbell University, Buies Creek
February 14, 2015
First Baptist, Greensboro
First Baptist, Hickory
Oakmont Baptist, Greenville
Please see the Audition Flyer in the Downloads section below for the Audition Format.
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. Students will be told when to pay a deposit towards their tour participation fee, which will be late March or early April, and this will officially reserve their spot in the choir. The deposit is half of the full fee. A completed, notarized Health Form will also be required, or the student cannot go on the tour. A completed Student Info Form, with photo, will also be required. Specific dates for returning these items will be given to the students, and the forms will be sent to them and made available online as well.
$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
To Apply ... All Returning and New Students must do the following:
- Fill out an application. Click on the orange "application" button below to apply online. Only one student can apply per form. To register a sibling, please start a new form.
- Pay. You can pay online when you fill out the application, or you can mail a check. The earlybird fee is $10 if application is received online or postmarked on or before January 20. Starting January 21, the cost is $20.
- Submit two completed recommendation forms. See Downloads section below for a PDF that you can print.