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Church Music Scholar Program

We offer up to six $2000 scholarship positions that provide an opportunity to sing with a growing choir, whorship with a diverse and loving church family, and to use your talents in a great music ministry.


Requirements for Church Music Scholars:

  1. Must have quality music skills-vocal and/or instrumental.
  2. Actively enrolled in a college degree program.
  3. Must sing a vocal part in the Sanctuary Choir of Milledge Avenue Baptist Church.
  4. Attend weekly rehearsals, Wednesday evenings 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. and Sunday morning worship,10:40 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
  5. If instrumentalist, play in Instrumental Ensemble or Handbells (optional).
  6. Perform in 3 seasonal concerts (December, April/May, 2017).
  7. Fall Schedule, 2016 begins Sun., Aug. 28, 2016 through Sun., Dec. 11, 2016. 
  8. Spring Schedule, 2017 begins Sun., Jan. 8, 2016 through Sun., May 7, 2017.
  9. Excused absences from 3 rehearsals and 3 worship services each semester.


Step 1 – (Deadline is August 19, 2016)
Complete application online (click HERE)  <OR>
Pick an application up at MABC and email to:

   Church Music Scholar Application
   Rev. Tom Eggleston
   Milledge Ave Baptist Church
   1690 S. Milledge Ave
   Athens, GA 30605     >OR<
   Send application to: 

Step 2 – A personal interview and musical audition will be scheduled from August 17-19, 2016 upon receipt of your application. Audition requirements include one prepared vocal solo, one instrumental solo (if applicable), vocalizing, and sight reading a vocal part of a hymn.

Step 3 – Positions will be offered by August 22, 2016 and acceptance deadline is August 24, 2015. Choir retreat is Fri., Aug. 26, 5:30-9pm; Sat., Aug. 27, 9:00am-12:30pm. 


A new position is being offered focusing on our Children’s Choir ministry. This scholar must have a passion for children’s music and direct the children’s choir. Here is the 12 wk. fall schedule: (Aug. 14, 21; Sep. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 23, 30; Nov. 6, 13, 27; Dec. 4, 11-Performance)
5:00-5:30pm – Snack Supper
5:30-6:30pm – Rehearse Christmas music/drama
6:30-7:00pm – Games / Play (optional)
This scholar would also participate in our choir ministry and any other ensemble of their interest.
The spring Children’s Choir schedule would only involve a few rehearsals to prepare for Palm Sunday/Easter.

Last Published: July 18, 2017 3:29 PM

Milledge Avenue Baptist Church
1690 South Milledge Avenue
Athens, GA 30605

ph: 706-354-0090
fax: 706-354-0344

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