All-State Youth Choir
July 15 – 22, 2018
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 15-22, 2018. The choir presents concerts and is involved in missions projects throughout the week.
The 2018 concert locations are still in the process of being booked. Please check this web page again in spring of 2018. Concerts are free and open to the public (general seating, no tickets or prior registration needed to attend).
The director for the 2018 tour is Kenney Potter. To see his bio, please click here.
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 2018 are scheduled for the first two Saturdays of February (the 3rd and the 10th) at several churches across the state. Audition information is available in the Downloads section below. Listed below are the audition locations. Audition times will be assigned between 9am-12 noon. Auditions on February 10 at only Wingate University in Wingate, NC, might be in the afternoon.
February 3, 2018
Greystone Baptist, Raleigh
Ardmore Baptist, Winston-Salem
First Baptist, Lincolnton
Winter Park Baptist, Wilmington
February 10, 2018
First Baptist, Greensboro
First Baptist, Huntersville
First Baptist, Morganton
Oakmont Baptist, Greenville
Cedar Falls Baptist, Fayetteville
We prefer all new students to audition on the dates and locations listed above. However, we are providing a make-up date should a new student miss the above opportunities. To audition on the date listed below, please email [email protected]
--March 10: during the Youth Choir Festival at Wingate University, Wingate
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 (near March 15th).
Once a student new to All-State has auditioned, a final selection will be made based on the points received from the audition and two recommendation forms that the student has submitted. If a student meets the qualifications, the student receives an official invitation to join the ASYC (near March 15th).
All students who have been accepted into a previous year ASYC tour (2017, 2016, or 2015) are invited to apply for 2018. Please check your calendar to make sure you will be available for the 2018 tour dates: July 15-22, 2018. If a family has more than one returning student applying, please fill out the form for each student individually. If you are a student NEW to ASYC, please do not apply with the returning student form but use the New Student Application.
FOR NEW AND RETURNING STUDENTS:
All students will pay the $10 Application Fee. Then, in late March or early April, students will be told when to pay a deposit towards their tour Participation Fee, 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 26 for New Students
--increases to $20 after February 2 for Returning Students
Tour Participation Fee:
$500 per student from Baptist State Convention of NC (BSCNC) churches
$640 per student from non-BSCNC churches
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.
TO APPLY ... All Returning and New Students must do the following:
- Fill out an application. Click on the orange "application" button above 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 early-bird fee is $10 if application is received online or postmarked on or before the due date. After the due date, the application fee increases to $20.
- Submit two completed recommendation forms. See Downloads section below for a PDF that you can print.
Please note that refunds of fees may not be made except for events canceled by the Worship & Music Department of the Baptist State Convention.
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!