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 and start times are in still in the process of being arranged.
Concerts are free and open to the public (general seating, no tickets or prior registration needed to attend).
NEW STUDENTS: Auditioning Information
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 scheduled for the first two Saturdays of February 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 11 at only Campbell University, Buies Creek, might be in the afternoon.
February 11, 2017
First Baptist, Mooresville
First Baptist, Greensboro
First Baptist, Morganton
Oakmont Baptist, Greenville
Campbell University, Buies Creek (during the Segue Youth Choir Ministry event)
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).
All students who have been accepted into a previous year ASYC tour (2016, 2015, or 2014) are invited to apply for 2017. Please check your calendar to make sure you will be available for the 2017 tour dates: July 16-23, 2017. 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 BOTH NEW AND RETURNING STUDENTS
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 23 for New Students
--increases to $20 after January 27 for Returning Students
Tour Participation Fee:
$500 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 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. If you would like information about the 2017 NC Baptist All-State Youth Choir, please make sure the Worship & Music office has your current, working email ... one that is checked OFTEN!
Order 2016 Concert CDs: If you would like to order CDs of the concert recorded on July 24, 2016, please click on the box below. Each student who participated in the 2016 tour received a free CD that was mailed to them. CDs from past years are available for purchase as well.