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The Choral Scholars

Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 7:15-8:45 PM
Location: Choir Rehearsal Room


The Choral Scholars ministry offers eight scholarship positions of $1200 ($600 per semester) to area college students for the academic year, including one scholarship for a Music Intern. Stipends are made directly to the Scholars each month in eight equal installments and where necessary, pro-rated. For the academic year, a total of 6 absences from rehearsals and 6 absences from services are permitted. 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 ongoing life of the church, enjoying the support of a “home away from home” church family.


The schedule for the academic year begins the first Wednesday of September through the second Sunday in December. There is a break for Christmas, and rehearsals re-start the second Wednesday of January through the second Sunday of May.

For more information, please contact our Interim Worship Leader


Choral Scholars must be actively enrolled in a degree program at an area college or university. Scholars become full participating members of the Adult Choir at First Baptist Church.

Participation requirements include a weekly rehearsal on Wednesday evenings from 7:15 - 8:45 p.m. and Sunday worship from 10:00 – 12:00 noon. Fellowship luncheons are provided each Wednesday evening and Sunday following worship.

First Baptist Monroe is mindful of the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis.

Our COVID-19 tab reveals how this church family responded, but we have returned to pre-Covid worship practices while supporting mask wearing for those who choose.

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