All-State Youth Choir
July 16 – 23, 2017
North Carolina Baptist Churches
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.
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 16-23, 2017. The choir presents concerts and is involved in missions projects throughout the week. This year's theme is "I Am Not My Own," 1 Corinthians 6:19-20.
The 2017 concert locations are below. Concerts are free and open to the public (general seating, no tickets or prior registration needed to attend.) Concert start times have been added:
- Wednesday, July 19 - Pritchard Memorial Baptist, Charlotte, 6:00pm
- Thursday, July 20 - First Baptist, Southern Pines, 7:00pm
- Friday, July 21 - Pitts Baptist, Concord, 7:00pm
- Saturday, July 22 - First Baptist, Albemarle, 6:00pm
- Sunday morning, July 23 - First Baptist, Mooresville, 11:00am
- Sunday evening, July 23 - First Baptist, Greensboro, 6:00pm
Students will be housed at Wingate University during tour week this year.
The director for the 2017 tour is Bethany Jennings, Choral Director at Stuart W. Cramer High School in Belmont, NC, where her interests in the classroom include music literacy and assessment and integrating technology.
Students new to All-State Youth Choir must currently be in grades 9 through 12 and audition for the opportunity to be part of the choir. Auditions for 2017 are completed, and auditions for 2018 are scheduled for 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 link.
A list of students accepted into the 2017 All-State Youth Choir is posted below under Downloads.
The Tour Participation Fee is $500 per student. The Participation Fee includes tour lodging, tour meals, bus travel during the tour, three shirts, a packet of music shipped to each student, a tour booklet / packet, family group and whole group tour photos, and a CD recorded live the last night of the tour. Contact [email protected] to find out how to help scholarship a needy student.
Important Note: All correspondence to students, their parents, and Ministers of Music is by EMAIL. Participants, please make sure the Worship & Music office has your current, working email ... one that is checked OFTEN!