Most group music ministries have ceased in-person gathering until further notice. Chancel Choir and handbells are the only groups currently back on schedule.

Please see below for our usual music opportunities and contact Craig McCoy for further information. 

Preschool Music

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.

Children’s Music

Rehearsal: Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Children’s Music room
As part of the Wonderful Wednesdays at UBC, this choir is open to 1st  – 5th graders. Children learn musical skills such as reading music, rhythm, and choral literature. Boom whackers and Choir chimes are a part of this musical experience. This music ensemble occasionally plays in worship services throughout the year.

Meets: September – October and January – April

Chancel Choir

Rehearsal: Wednesdays, 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Choral Room

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.

Choral Scholars


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.