GYC Music

GYC looks for talented church musicians from around the world who seek to bring glory to God through the ministry of music. We seek young people who strive to draw others close to heaven through song.

The GYC Music Committee looks for music that explores and reinforces the theme for the year. We invite any attendee to apply to help with music at the conference, providing that the music is in harmony with the following guidelines:

Faithful. Whether through direct quotation, paraphrase, or principle, lyrical music must faithfully and contextually reflect the Word of God and the spirit and theology of Seventh-day Adventist Christianity.

Worshipful. Sacred music is an act of worship, and therefore, needs to be primarily directed towards our object of worship, God. This awareness must be present in the process of selecting, preparing, and presenting the music (Colossians 3:23; Education 168). Instrumental music at GYC must make clear allusions to distinctly sacred themes.

Meaningful. The musician should have in mind the congregation that will receive the music. Since music should edify, the musical selections must be comprehendible by the average listener and personally edifying for the people in the audience. That which cannot edify others due to the style, nature, or content of the musical selection, will not be appropriate for use at GYC (Colossians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 14).

Simple. Music should engage the soul, mind, and body. It should praise the Name of Jesus with sincerity and reverence. Any musical style that implements the use of strong rhythmic drive or focuses on the individual performing rather than God, is unbalanced, and will not be used at GYC (ref. Mark 12:30).

Pure. The music and musician must have depth and pervasive purity. Undignified attitudes and gestures can do as much harm as the music itself (1 Corinthians 9:27; Romans 14; The Voice in Speech and Song, 423). Modest and simple dress should characterize the presentation with purity (1 Timothy 2:9).

Excellent. GYC strives for excellence in all areas, and music is an effective medium for representing this philosophy.  Musical excellence, as well as spiritual sincerity, maturity, and appropriateness, will all be considered in evaluating musical selections. (Isaiah 10:15; 1 Peter 2:9).

Ways to Participate

Special Music

Application deadline: TBD

All special music participants, including all members of groups and choirs, must be registered for the full GYC conference in order to apply.

To submit a selection, please record your special music(s) and complete the appropriate application with a photo included by the deadline above. (Note: At GYC all music must be performed live without recorded accompaniment.)

What song should you submit? Great question! The choice is yours, we love to hear what applicants submit each year. If you’re looking for ideas or have questions feel free to contact us at (734) 719-0183, or music@gycweb.org. You may also submit several songs for consideration.

To Apply

Click here to apply.

Song Service Leaders

Application deadline: TBD

Any group with a minimum of four (4) singers plus a pianist can apply as a song service team. Your group may or may not include an additional instrument or two such as trumpet, violin, flute or other instruments.

If you do not have a song service team but would still like to help lead a song service, you may also apply below.

You must submit a recorded song service led by you or your group by the deadline above

To Apply

Click here to apply.


Contact Us

Feel free to contact the Music Committee at the email or number below if you have any questions. 

Thank you for serving!

-The GYC Music Committee     |     (734) 719-0183     |     music@gycweb.org