Our music ministry seeks to connect people with God and to one another in weekly worship.
Through the adventure and discipline of musical art, our church celebrates the beauty of faithful living with the universal and historical diversity of the body of Christ. People of all ages can find a place of growth and service within a musical group.
If you are interested in participating in music ministry at First Baptist Church of Asheville, please email Emily Floyd or call 404-775-2454.
Children’s Music Ministry
Community Choir – AYC Concert Choir (grades 3-6)
The AYC Concert Choir is part of the Asheville Youth Choirs (AYC), and is in partnership with FBCA and the Asheville Symphony Chorus. These choirs are community ensembles offering the opportunity for children to come together to traverse the false boundaries of school choice, race, family structure, and socio-economic status to create beauty and friendship, thereby making a more connected, kinder community. They sing in area churches, civic functions, seasonal concerts, and summer tours. The choirs rehearse simultaneously on Sundays from 4:00-5:00 pm, with a snack/friendship time 5:00-5:15 pm.
FBCA Choir (Cherub Choir: age 3-K, Junior Choir: grades 1-6)
The Cherub Choir and Junior Choir sing in worship services throughout the school year. The choirs rehearse Wednesday nights through FBCA as a part of the Agape Kids Program. Contact Emily Floyd (email@example.com) for more information.
Youth Music Ministry
Community Choir – Asheville Youth Choirs (grades 7-12)
This community ensemble is sponsored by FBCA and the Asheville Symphony Chorus and offers the opportunity for teenagers to come together to traverse the false boundaries of school choice, race, family structure, and socio-economic status to create beauty and friendship, thereby making a more connected, kinder community. The choirs rehearses Sundays from 4:00-5:15 pm at FBCA. To find out more information, contact Director Emily Floyd or call 404-775-2454.
AYC Youth Chorale (grades 7-12)
This choir engages teenagers with the challenging fun of singing choral music. This choir sings in area worship services, concerts partnering with community arts organizations, yearly retreats and summer tours.
FBCA Youth Handbell Choir (grades 7-12)
This ensemble enjoys the beauty and challenge of ringing the full spectrum of handbell literature, leading in worship the third Sunday each month, and in special events and concerts throughout the year. The choir rehearses Wednesdays from 6:00-6:45 p.m. at FBCA. Contact Director Tate Addis to participate
High school youth with developed skill on orchestral instruments, percussion, and/or keyboard are invited to be a part of this orchestra. The orchestra rehearses and leads in worship services.
Adult Music Ministry
FBCA Adult Choir (ages 18+)
This mixed-voice choir is the centerpiece of all music groups in the church and is the main choir for the 11:00 a.m. worship service. Seasonal concerts are presented with orchestra, including masterworks, contemporary choral pieces, and hymn settings. The choir is made up of very capable musicians, and is open to those with less experience as well. This group has fun together and takes care of one another. Choir rehearsals take place on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30 pm. To join the choir, please contact Director Emily Floyd or call 404-775-2454.
FBCA Handbell Choir
Ringing five octaves of handbells and three octaves of handchimes, this group is open to teens and adults. The choir rehearses Wednesdays from 6:00-6:45 p.m. and leads monthly in worship and in seasonal concerts. For more information, contact Handbell Director Tate Addis or call 828-252-4781.
Adults with developed skill on orchestral instruments, percussion, and/or keyboard are invited to be a part of this orchestra. The orchestra rehearses and leads in worship services and seasonal concerts in two-week modules five times a year.
Music Ministry Leadership
Opportunities are numerous for adults to lead in the children’s and youth music ensembles, assist with congregational conducting, accompany from the piano or other instrument, or participate in a wide variety of administrative and creative roles. If you are interested in participating in music ministry at First Baptist Church of Asheville, please contact Emily Floyd or call 404-775-2454.
The Choral Scholars ministry offers eight scholarship positions of $2,000 ($1,000 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. Students who wish to apply may contact Emily Floyd.