Most group music ministries have ceased in-person gathering until further notice. Chancel Choir is currently back on schedule and handbells are returning soon. UBC safety protocols are in effect.
Please see below for our usual music opportunities and contact Craig McCoy for further information.
Rehearsals: Wednesdays at 6p
This music experience is for 4 – 6 year olds (Kindergarten) and involves the children moving, singing, listening, creating and playing instruments to provide a “hands on” approach to discovering the musical world around them.
Rehearsal: Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Children’s Music room
Meets: September – October and January – April
Rehearsal: Wednesdays, 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
This mixed voice choir is the worship choir for services at UBC. Open to 18 years and older, including university students through senior adults, the Chancel Choir presents seasonal concerts with orchestral chamber ensembles, masterworks, hymn arrangements, contemporary settings and traditional anthems every Sunday.
Adult Handbell Choir
Rehearsal: Sundays, 12:15 pm-returning soon, check back here for details
Handbell Rehearsal Room
Ringing five octave handbells and three octave hand chimes, this choir is open to adults 18 years and older. Basic music reading skills are required, but no previous handbell experience is needed, just a willingness to learn.
From time to time instrumentalists (piano, trumpet, mandolin, guitar) perform in the worship service by invitation. All instrumentalists should inquire with the Minister of Music and are welcomed!
Music Ministry Leadership
Opportunities exist for adults and university students to lead in the Children/Youth musical groups, assist in congregational directing, accompanying from piano or other instrument, or becoming a part of the UBC music ministry, by participating in administrative and creative avenues.
The Music Ministry of University Baptist Church, will offer two $1000 scholarship positions to area college students in an academic year, whose interests are in the ministry of music within the local church. These positions allows students to participate in the overall music ministry by singing with an accomplished church choir and possibly participating in one of the following musical responsibilities with children, youth or handbells. The scholars are encouraged to be involved in the college ministry of the church and enjoy the opportunity of fellowship within the University Baptist Church family.
The Choral Scholar must be actively enrolled within an academic institution in the Chapel Hill and Durham areas. Participation requires membership in the Chancel Choir of University Baptist Church and includes weekly rehearsal on Wednesday evenings at 6:45 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. and Sunday morning worship from 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 noon. This also includes a Christmas presentation, and a Holy Week presentation.
1. Contact University Baptist Church at 100 South Columbia Street, between the hours of 9a-3p for an application or download below.
2. An audition/interview will be schedule upon your receipt of your application.
The audition requires a prepared solo, sight reading and aural evaluation.
3. Presently this one scholarship is open to tenors and basses. As the scholarship expands in the future, other voice parts will be included.
Contact Craig McCoy at 919.942.2157.
For more information about the music ministry or to audition to become a choral scholar, please contact Craig McCoy.