The Kentucky Baptist Convention Youth Choir & Orchestra is a 60-plus voice choir and orchestra for students in grades 9 through 12. The YCO exists to encourage talented high school students to grow spiritually, musically and relationally. Each year the choir meets in June at a different location in the state for rehearsals before setting out to present several worship experiences in Kentucky Baptist churches.
The YCO is comprised of some of the finest high school students in Kentucky Baptist churches. All students must have completed at least one year of high school prior to June 2020. Acceptance into the YCO is based on a recommendation from each student's music minister or director.
Members are selected by recorded audition. Once selected, members will not have to re-audition to participate with the YCO in subsequent years, as long as the student remains eligible by grade and participation.
Students in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 may audition. Each student should be active in a Kentucky Baptist Church. If this church has a youth choir, the student should be active in it.
Kentucky Baptist music ministers will complete a recommendation form for each student being recommended. The director will need to know complete information on each student prior to completing the form. The director's recommendation is evaluated and the student will be notified of his or her acceptance into the YCO.
Upon notification of acceptance, students should register online as soon as possible. Once students are registered, they and their parents will receive regular updates with instructions, deadlines, dates, trip preparation and other important information.
Once a student is registered, they and their parents will receive regular updates with instructions, deadlines, dates, trip preparation and other important information.