GBCA Music Program
Grace Baptist Christian Academy strives to provide excellence in the area of music. The Academy provides instruction in vocal music, piano, and other instrumentation as needed. The Academy Choirs and Musical Ensembles have competed in State and National Competitions as well as performing concerts for local organizations and at several area church ministries.
The Academy encourages students to audition for the GBCA Competition Choir and Ensembles. Both musical groups will compete at the Massachusetts Association of Christian Schools Competition in February and, should they qualify, at the National Competition in South Carolina in April. Students must agree to participate in these Competitions in order to be part of the Choir. In addition, this choir will travel to various Churches to minister on a regular basis, either on a Sunday evening or Wednesday evening. Choir members are expected to participate unless excused by the Choir Director. A Christmas performance will also be part of the musical program. The Choir practices on Monday mornings and Wednesday afternoons. Occasional Saturday practices may be called but ample notice will be given and will take family schedules into account. The $200.00 fee for this program is waived for any student who is also enrolled in the GBCA Concert Choir.
GBCA participates in the Annual Massachusetts Association of Christian Schools Academic, Speech, and Fine Arts Competition in January and February. Any qualified student may audition for the opportunity to compete in this event. Students in the 9th through 12th grade who place 1st in their category qualify for the National Competition in April in South Carolina. The cost to compete at the State Level is $15.00. This fee is waived for students who are enrolled in at least 20 Credit hours at GBCA. The cost of the National Competition will be met through fundraising with the participants making up any shortfall.