Singing Schools

This page is devoted to Singing Schools.   Shaped note singing has been going on for many years.  The home of modern day southern gospel class singing is Lawrenceburg, TN, which was the home of the James D. Vaughn Publishing Company.   V.O  and Frank Stamps, and "Pap" Baxter made singing schools famous from Dallas, with the Stamps and Stamps-Baxter music schools.  If you cannot attend, send a  child from your church.  Or better yet, take him or her.

Jeffress School of Gospel Music,
Beech Street Baptist Church, June 30-July 11, 2014, Crossett, Arkansas.  For information, contact Jeffress/Phillips Music Co., P. O. Box 424, Crossett, AR 71635.  870-364-6883. 
 This school will be in its 64th year. 
Macon County (TN) Singing School
Our 2015 session will be as follows:  registration Marcy 8, 5:00pm-7:00pm with congregational singing to follow.  Classes will begin on Monday night March 9 from 6:00pmto 8:00pm each night through Friday night March 13, with a closing singing and awards at 2:00pm on Saturday, March 14. All classes and singing will be at Lafayette United Methodist Church located at 506 Bratton Avenue in Lafayette, TN.  Contact Danny Patterson at 605-666-3438.  Tuition will be $20.00..
Ben Speer's Stamps-Baxter School of Music,
July7-18, 2014
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN
Call (615)228-4100
Cumberland Valley School of Gospel Music, Inc.,
 a non-profit organization specializing in teaching the art of singing and playing gospel music. Our 
operations center around our two-week music school that is held during the last two weeks in June at Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tennessee. Contact CVMC, 5816 Frontier Trail, Knoxville, TN 37920. Contact Eugene McCammon 865-577-4675 
 Joel Singleton, Pres.  (Cumberland Valley Web Site) 
June 14-26, 2015
Alabama School Of Gospel Music,
 June 1-13, 2014, Snead State Community College, P. O. Box 734, Boaz, Alabama, 35957.

Contact Bobbie Glassco, President, 85 Oak Grove Road,  P.O. Box 734
Boaz, AL  35957
North Georgia School of Gospel Music,
June 14-26,  2015
In 2015 NGSGM will move to the University of North Georgia in
Dahlonega, Georgia.

Contact: J.W. Payne  (706) 745-6734
Web Site
Brockwell Gospel Music School,
Brockwell, AR, starts 2nd Monday in June(9-20, 2014) every year. We've been teaching at Brockwell,Arkansas for 57 years.  
We have a fine staff of teachers.  We take 6 years old to 106.  Children younger than 6 need to be there with their parents.    Contact Anna Floyd, P. O. Box 1237, Melbourne, AR, 72556, telephone 870-368-5012.
Brockwell is located North Central Arkansas in the foothills of the Ozarks.  Beautiful area to vacation in for two weeks of an "old time" singing school.
Tri City Gospel Music Camp,
July 14-25, 2014
Tri-City Baptist Campground, Kingsport,TN 
Contact W.C.Taylor, Jr., 253 Centenary Road, Blountville, TN 37617
Notice:  Private Lessons must be pre-registered.
Leoma Music Company
School of Gospel Music
July 12-19,  2015
Jimmy Glass,  President   931-762-7202
Robert Bradley, Principal 423-552-9007
Leoma Music Company
School located at Lawrenceburg, TN
Gospel Singers of America
951 East Scenic Drive
Pass Christian, MS  39571
Web site-Gospel Singers Of America
June 15-July4, 2014  THREE FULL WEEKS
Annual Homecoming
  Saturday, June 27th
Mr. and Mrs. Everette Driskell, 251-454-0406, mail 3491 Moody Loop, Wilmer, AL 36587
or Tracy Taylor, 225-281-0854. 

The school overlooks the white beaches of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  It is non-denominational and includes both girls and boys dorms, classroom building, auditorium, and practice studios. The cafeteria serves three meals a day seven days a week.  Call for information regarding dates and tuition.
West Virginia School Of Gospel Music
July 28-Aug.1, 2014    Fisher Memorial Church, Kenna, W.Va.
Contact Sue Boggus, 304-688-3534

Click Here to get information about a CD made by the students.

Do-Re-Mi Singing Academy
June 12-20, 2015
Do Re Mi Retreat, 275 Cedar Bluff Road, Hartsville, Tennessee   37074
The Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy is dedicated to the teaching, promotion and preservation  of our Shape Note music heritage.

Make your plans to attend The Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy programs located in our new home, The Do Re Mi River Retreat.   We are located on 22 beautiful, scenic acres overlooking the Cumberland River in Hartsville, Tennessee.   Reside in our comfortable, new dormitories or bring your RV and enjoy the peaceful countryside, scenic views and the blessings of Shape Note Gospel Music.    For schedules and further information go to our websites   or

National School of Music  
Mr. Phillip Prince and company teaches several singing schools around the country, most notably in Tennessee, Texas, and California.  Please check this web link for all information regarding this school.

Texas Southern Gospel School of Music
July 7-18, 2014
Navarro College
Corsicana, Texas
Contact Donna Lee Jernigan
2620 Silver Falls Drive
Kingwood, TX 77339
(281) 358-6108

Wiregrass Shape Note Academy,
We now have two locations...
(1) in the Goodman Community of New Brockton, Alabama
(2) in Jack, Alabama
Contact: Bonnie Caron @ 334-389-4555 or Randy Hartley @ 334-282-4146
More details are on our website:

June 1-5 and 8-12 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM.
Our closing program will be on June 12 at 7:00 PM (6:00 PM for students)
                    Camp WSNA ... a two-week singing school in South Alabama

Dates for 2015 are June 1-5 and 8-12 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Our closing program will be on June 12 at 7:00 PM (6:00 PM for students)
Contact: Bonnie Caron @ 334-389-4555 or Randy Hartley @ 334-282-4146
More details are on our website:

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