Worship in the Arts Camp is back this summer! This year’s camp has so many great things to offer. In particular, we’re thrilled to have Mr. Vincent Oakes as our guest clinician. Mr. Oakes is a decorated conductor, having led children’s choirs throughout the United States and abroad. In addition to Mr. Oakes, we have a number of excellent local professionals leading classes in other disciplines.


Campers will enjoy music of many styles as they develop their voices individually and discover the joy of singing and making music in community. The daily worship time is enriched through experiences in choral music, drama, visual arts, instruments (guitar, drums, handbells, Orff) and sacred dance. Classes are taught by church staff and professionals in the surrounding Greensboro area. Campers will bring a bag lunch and water bottle from home. Proper COVID protocols will be in place based on COVID numbers at the time of camp. 


Who: Children’ grades 1-5 in the 2021/2022 school year.

When: August 1-5, 9am-1pm. Closing concert August 5, 1-2pm

Where: First Baptist Church Greensboro | 1000 W Friendly Ave 

How: Click here to sign up.

  • Early bird registration: $40 January 18 – May 15
  • Regular registration: $50 May 16 – June 15
  • Waitlist: June 16 – July 15


Vincent Oakes is in his nineteenth year as Artistic Director of the Chattanooga Boys Choir, a music education and performance organization founded in 1954 which now includes over 120 choristers ages 8‐18 in five ensembles. The choir has performed and toured extensively under Mr. Oakes’ direction, including performance tours to Europe, Canada, and Cuba, as well as significant domestic appearances at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, St. Louis Cathedral, Duke University Chapel, and Carnegie Hall. Recording opportunities for the Chattanooga Boys Choir have included commercially released recordings with Stephen Curtis Chapman, Casting Crowns, and the GRAMMY‐nominated NAXOS recording of Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.


As a conductor/clinician, Oakes has conducted numerous honor choirs and festivals throughout the United States, including recent ACDA honor choirs in Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi, South Dakota, Nevada, and Florida, as well as regional honor choirs in ACDA’s Western and North Central divisions. Additional recent conducting engagements have included the Bangkok International Choral Festival, the North Carolina Summer Institute for Choral Arts, and the VOCALIZZE Choral Festival in Lisbon, Portugal. A lifelong advocate for music in worship, he has served churches in Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee and as a clinician/conductor for children and youth choirs at Lake Junaluska, Massanetta Springs, and Montreat church music conferences.
Mr. Oakes earned the Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Florida and the Master of Sacred Music degree in Choral Conducting from Emory University.