The Kentucky Baptist All-State Youth Choir and Orchestra is an 85-voice choir and orchestra comprised of high school students (those having completed grades 9, 10, 11 or 12 as of June 1) selected by audition. Students must be active in the music ministry of a Kentucky Baptist church. Youth who remain in good standing are not required to re-audition each year.
Each summer, the choir meets for a retreat, followed by a tour throughout the state.
Contact Jason Stewart for more information.
In 2014, the dates for the retreat and tour are June 22nd – 29th.
The cost for the retreat and tour is $425 per student, which includes meals, lodging, travel, concert polo shirt, and admission to a theme park. We have waived the audition fee this year.
All auditions will be by DVD ONLY this year. Each student will be expected to submit a high quality digital video recording of his/her audition to the KBC Worship and Music Department postmarked no later than Friday, March 7, 2014. DVDs should be mailed to:
Kentucky Baptist Convention
Worship and Music Department
PO Box 43433
Louisville, KY 40253-0433
Attn: Vicky Woodcock
Detailed information and audition materials can be downloaded when registration is completed. Links will be sent to both the student and the minister of music/proctor so that the necessary materials can be downloaded, printed and prepared. We must have valid, active email addresses for both.
The proctor must be an adult willing to be present and to oversee the audition. The preferable proctor would be the minister of music; however, if a minister of music is not available, any adult with some musical skills would suffice. The sight-reading and other items on the audition will require a helper. We must have a valid, active email address for the minister of music, who will act as proctor or forward the materials to the proctor.
In an effort to offset the cost of purchasing a DVD and mailing it to us, we have waived the audition fee.
Please help us find the best students for the group. Feel free to email us with student recommendations so that we can personally invite them to audition. If you have any questions or would like additional information about the Kentucky Baptist All-State Youth Choir and Orchestra, please call us at (502) 489-3543 or 866-489-3390, or email Jason Stewart, KBC Worship Consultant.