Choral Scholars

The Choral Scholars ministry offers eight scholarship positions of $2000 ($1000 per semester) to area college students for the academic year. The positions allow students the experience of singing with an accomplished church choir, hopefully fostering a lifelong involvement with church music. Choral Scholars are encouraged to be active in the college ministry of the church, enjoying the support of a "home away from home" church family.


  • Choral Scholars must be actively enrolled in a degree program at an area college or university.  Scholars become full participating members of the Adult Choir at First Baptist Church.
  • Participation requirements include a weekly rehearsal on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 p.m. and Sunday morning worship from 10:45 a.m.-12:00 noon. Additional activities include two seasonal concerts and an overnight fall retreat (expenses covered).
  • The schedule for the 2013-2014 academic year begins Wednesday, September 4 through Sunday, December 22, 2013, then Wednesday, January 15 through Sunday, May 11, 2014. In this period, absences from 6 rehearsals and 6 services will be permitted.
  • Payments of the scholarship will be made directly to the educational institution following each semester's participation.

Applications are now closed, and will re-open in late July. If you would like more information, please feel free to call the office at 828.252.4781 x315, or email our Music Ministry Assistant Tracey Jenkins (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).