New Member Application for NCBSO

Welcome! We are so glad you are interested in being a part of the NC Baptist Singers and Orchestra.

Due to space limitations in our host churches, we must limit the size of the NCBSO. The number of new people admitted this year will be somewhat dependent on current members who will not be continuing with the NCBSO.

Applications accepted May 13 – June 23. Applicants will be notified by June 28.

All members must be affiliated with a NC Baptist Church affiliated with the Baptist State Convention of N.C.

Priority for membership will be given to (1) the primary worship leader (worship pastor, minister of music, etc.), (2) other paid worship staff, (3) denominational/college/seminary leaders, then (4) other participants in worship ministries of NC Baptist churches. All applicants will submit an audition mp3, a written testimony and a recommendation from the candidate’s church primary worship leader (we have a form for them to fill out). If we determine space is limited in the group, who is admitted may depend upon what parts are needed to fill out the choir and orchestra as well as the audition/recommendations results. The date a person registers in this period will also weigh in on admission decisions if space is limited. The date a prospect completes their application materials will be noted.

Note that orchestra members may also sing with the choir when they are not playing. You can choose to be an orchestra member, choir member, or both.

All interested people must first read the membership guidelines and agree to accept these (all four pages).


Before you submit your application, you must prepare the following items:

  1. Read all four pages of the guidelines above. You must agree to the guidelines in this document to be a member of the NCBSO. You can download a copy here.
  2. If you are NOT the primary worship leader on staff of your church, you must ask him or her to fill out a recommendation form. You can have this done before application submission opens on May 13. Send this link to them and ask them to fill it out ASAP:
  3. If you want to be a singing member of the group, record yourself singing Amazing Grace and have an mp3 ready to upload when you submit your application. You can sing the melody in a key good for your voice or sing your voice part, if not soprano, or both–your choice.
  4. If you want to play in the orchestra, you will need to record yourself playing your instrument–a familiar part or solo–and have an mp3 ready to upload when you submit your application.
  5. If you want to BOTH sing and play in the orchestra, you should do a vocal AND instrumental recording and upload both files.
  6. Prepare a written testimony that includes your sense of calling to be involved in worship ministry and upload it in PDF format during your application process.
  7. You need a headshot pic to upload with your application.


Application submission opens on May 13, 2024. Deadline June 23.

Once we receive the recommendation and your completed application, our team will meet and get back to you by June 28.