In the spirit of being “above reproach” to our students, their sponsors, and their sending congregations, this page is dedicated to providing a clear view into the workings of TNSS as a legal entity.
The direction of the school is not vested in any one person. The Texas Normal Singing School operates under a Board of Directors who collectively manage the business affairs, faculty appointments and invitations, policy decisions, and final curriculum decisions of the School.
Although for many years the operations of The Singing School rested in the hands of just one person, this was an incredible workload for any person to organize. In 2015, the Board of Directors was formed to shoulder the load collectively.
In keeping with the best practices of Christian leadership, the Board of Directors does not function as an oligarchy, but as seeking the best for our students, faculty, and staff. We first intend that the Singing School should please God, should edify the church, should engage our students, and empower our faculty and staff. We serve to these ends.
If you wish to contact the Board of Directors, please write to us at ACUSingingSchool@gmail.com with the words “To the Board” in the subject line. In the interest of transparent and above-board communication, please do not contact individual board members; please, address the board collectively.
Texas Normal Singing School Board of Directors (listed alphabetically):
Mr. Jim Fletcher
Mrs. Thana Furr
Mr. Tony Kite, secretary
Dr. Tim Lowry
Mr. Levi Sisemore, treasurer
Mr. James Tackett, president
Mr. David Williams, vice-president
The Texas Normal Singing School is registered with the IRS as a 501(c)3, public charity organization (as such, donations are tax-deductible). We are also registered with the State of Texas as a non-profit, educational institution. In keeping with the spirit of transparency and accountability, we agree to supply a copy of our tax return to all donors and interested parties, upon specific request (these may also be accessed through a search at the IRS website).
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