Dates for 2020: July 26-31, 2020
Registration Deadline is July 16, 2020
The 2020 Texas Normal Singing School and COVID-19
(read this for our full statement)
Yes, the Board of Directors has considered the possibility of canceling the Singing School for this year due to COVID-19, but ultimately has decided to go ahead and conduct the program. Because of worldwide upheavals and concerns, there will be many things different this year (including classrooms, lodging, and dining), but we also aim to give our students a great experience in worship and learning together.
We will be complying with national, state, and local guidance as we move forward, while also reminding our students, faculty, and staff that each one is responsible for preserving his own health. Presently, Texas is in Phase III of reopening. If either the State of Texas or Taylor County (Abilene) regress to any more restrictive stages, the Singing School will be canceled.
This means that many pages on our website do not show a 100% accurate picture of the 2020 Texas Normal Singing School. You must read this page for our full expectations of 2020.
Major Notes for 2020
2020 Tuition Discounts
Recruiter Discount ($25) for each new student you recruit to Singing School.
Early Bird Discount is not available for 2020.
For inquiries about the Singing School,
At The Singing School, our goal is to train men and women to excel in the public worship and assemblies of the church. We believe that everyone has a part to sing! We specialize in a cappella, congregational singing.
We offer training in three major areas of church music:
See our latest advertisement in the Christian Chronicle (April 2020):
I have a music degree from a 4-year college and thought I knew everything I needed to know about singing and writing music. Guess what!!! Didn’t know as much as I thought I did. Learned tons of new stuff. They attract some of the best teachers in their field!! Well worth your time!!Aneva P.
“I highly recommend the Singing School, as there is an urgent need for song leader training.”Keith Lancaster (4/4/16), Cullman, Alabama
“I always thought I was a fairly decent song leader before attending the school. But having gone thru the program, I learned from excellent instructors and have confidence to lead in ways that I would have never tried before. I was challenged to be better, not for me, but for Him.”Robin E., Madison, Alabama
“The fellowship and love we had together in song and spirituality is something I will cherish for the rest of my life … I would encourage anyone who has a passion for leading the church in worship to take the time even for one year to experience what the Singing School has to offer.”Alan D., London, England
“I had a WONDERFUL time with all of you this week! I will work hard this year!”Megan A., Missouri
“We had a good time singing with you all tonight. Thanks for letting us stop by.”Jason F., Abilene, Texas
“What a great, intense week the Singing School was! I want to shout my thanks to all of you who work so hard to make this happen. I can only imagine the time and effort that goes into it.”Kerri R., Grants Pass, Oregon
“I thank all of the teachers, coaches, and staff here at ACU Singing School for helping me get where I am today. I had a long way to go and I’m just barely getting started… thank you all from the bottom of my heart.”Robert H., Temple, Texas
“So stoked to be in our church’s regular song leading rotation. Lead today again and loved it! I love leading people in worship for God! Thank you all for all I learned with you guys!”Jeff R., Abilene, Texas
“So today I was able to song lead in Ladies’ Chapel! I am proud to say that I did the time signature and was on pitch! … I got a lot of compliments and it made me really happy! So glad that I was able to go to this school and learn what I did!”Alejandra G., Lubbock, Texas
“Some of the most talented, sincere, and spiritual people I’ve ever met was because of the Singing School.”Robin E., Madison, Alabama
“I never would have thought or dreamed of being able to even be in front of 2 or 3 people a few years ago. … never would have been possible without the love, support, and teaching of this singing school.”Robert H., Temple, Texas