All-State Youth Choir

July 17 – 24, 2016
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 17-24, 2016. The choir presents concerts and is involved in missions projects throughout the week. This year's theme is "Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly." "He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God" Micah 6:8.

The director for the 2016 tour is Dr. Nana Wolfe-Hill, Associate Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor at Wingate University where she conducts two choirs and teaches both choral conducting and music education courses.

Here are the 2016 proposed concert locations and times. Please check back closer to the time of the event to confirm this information.
    Wednesday evening, July 20, OASIS event at Campbell University, time TBA
    Thursday evening, July 21, Oakmont Baptist, Greenville, 7:00pm
    Friday evening, July 22, Winter Park Baptist, Wilmington, 7:00pm
    Saturday evening, July 23, First Baptist, Cary, 6:00pm
    Sunday morning, July 24, Cedar Falls Baptist, Fayetteville, time TBA
    Sunday evening, July 24, Hayes Barton Baptist, Raleigh, 6:00pm


Promotional Video
Please click here to see a short video of what ASYC is all about! This video was recorded during our 2013 tour.

Mission Statement
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.

Auditioning
Students audition for the opportunity to be part of the choir. Auditions for 2016 will be held on the dates and locations listed below. Audition times will be assigned between 9am-1pm. Auditions on February 27 at only Campbell University, Buies Creek, might be in the afternoon. Information about what you need for your audition is in the Downloads section below; please download the Audition Flyer and read the audition format section. New students will also need to download the Prepared Hymn page and the Prepared Part 2-page document.

Saturday, February 6, 2016
  First Baptist, Cary
  First Baptist, Huntersville
  Rosemary Baptist, Roanoke Rapids
  First Baptist, Shelby
  Winter Park Baptist, Wilmington

Saturday, February 13, 2016
  First Baptist, Mooresville
  First Baptist, Greensboro
  First Baptist, Morganton
  Oakmont Baptist, Greenville
  Cedar Falls Baptist, Fayetteville

Saturday, February 27, 2016
  During the Segue Youth Choir Ministry at Campbell University, Buies Creek

An Audition Flyer is below under Downloads. Please read the Audition Format section.

Once a student has auditioned, a final selection will be made based on the points received from the audition and 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 Information Form, with photo, is also required. Specific dates for sending in these items will be given to the students, and the forms will be emailed to them and made available online as well.

Cost
$10 non-refundable Application Fee [increases to $20 after January 28].
After being accepted, the Tour Participation Fee is $500 per student from a Baptist State Convention (BSC) church, or $640 from a non-BSC church. The Participation Fee includes tour lodging, tour meals, bus travel during the tour, family group and whole group tour photos, and a CD recorded live the last night of the tour.

To Apply ... All Returning AND New Students must do the following:

  1. Fill out an application (click on the orange button)
  2. Pay the application fee. You can pay online when you fill out the application, or you can mail a check. The early-bird fee is $10 if your application is received online or postmarked on or before January 28. Starting January 29, the cost is $20
  3. Submit two completed recommendation forms. The form is in the Downloads section below.

2016 APPLICATION

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More Information

Phil Campbell  /  phil.campbell@fbclincolnton.org  /  (704) 732-1101

Sherry Thompson  /  sthompson@ncbaptist.org  /  (800) 395-5102 ext. 5634