Key Note Newsletter (June 2018)

Key Note Newsletter (June 2018)

Key Note (June 2018)

Dear Friends of The Texas Normal Singing School,

Today is still June 1, 2018 in Texas and that means that means 49 days until Singing School! You’re receiving this email because you’ve been a past student of TNSS, you signed up at our informational booth at a Brotherhood event, or your name has been given to us by one of our faculty members.

A printable, sharable newsletter is attached. Also, find our printable 2018 brochure here at this link.


Singing School is Coming!

July 22-27 are the dates for the 2018 Singing School – this will be year 72! We already have many new students registered for this year and we’re looking forward to an uplifting week of fellowship, learning, and – of course – lots and lots of singing! It’s not too soon to register nor too late to ask for additional information!

Friends, let us hear if your summer plans will include a trip to Abilene, Texas – whether for the entire Singing School or even just the weekend Worship Leader Conference!


Worship Leaders Conference (http://singingschool.org/programs/worship-leader-conference/)

Immediately preceding The Singing School itself, we’ll have a two-day Worship Leader Conference (July 20-21). Come early and join the learning and the singing!

Our special guest this year is Dr. Darryl Tippens, University Distinguished Scholar of Faith, Learning, and Literature at Abilene Christian University. Brother Tippens will be speaking to us on the topics “What the Incarnation Teaches Us About Worship” and “Lost in Wonder, Love, and Praise.” Other speakers include Joe Ed Furr, James Tackett, and Levi Sisemore.

Our Abilene friend and former Singing School student, Jeff Ronquillo, will be catering a Texas-sized BBQ lunch on Saturday which will be included in your conference fee (separate from your Singing School tuition). You don’t want to miss this brisket!


Saving Money at Registration

Early Bird Promotion: If you register before June 11, we’re happy to extend the Early Bird Discount of $25-off your standard tuition/room/board rates. Go ahead, make life easier for our registration team – register today!

Recruiter Promotion: Another way to save money is by recruiting and bringing new students. For every new student you bring to Singing School, we’ll credit you with $25! This discount does stack with the Early Bird Promotion.


Limited Scholarships

If you cannot attend The Singing School without some financial assistance, please know there are limited scholarship funds that have been donated. These funds are only available to first-year students, at this time.

To apply or inquire more about scholarships, please contact Levi Sisemore (treasurer, registrar) at (806) 777-8417.


Faculty News

This year will see two, perhaps three, faculty absences. During the latter-half of July, Mike Dozier will be serving the Lord in Africa on a missionary trip. Marilyn Pineda has also communicated that she will be unable to attend this year. A third, long-time faculty member may have a conflict due to “honoring father and mother” and some long-term care commitments. Although we will miss these dear friends and colleagues, this is the reason we have a large faculty – all of our courses will proceed as planned. Sharlan Proper will handle MT101, which she has co-taught with Marilyn before; Levi Sisemore will take SL401 for Mike. We pray that we return to full capacity in 2019!

From time-to-time new faculty members must be added to keep from stretching our teachers too thin with our broad curriculum. We’re proud to welcome Robin Entrekin this year.

Robin’s faculty biography reads, “Robin vaguely remembers leading his first song at the Diana, Tennessee Singing in the early 1970s and has been leading singing in his congregations ever since. He’s led singing for congregations ranging in size from 150 to his current church home of 1,200 (Madison church of Christ in Huntsville, Alabama). ‘I felt I was an accomplished song leader before I attended the Singing School for the first time in 2011. Boy, was I wrong.’ Robin excitedly joined the faculty in 2018, working with our Adult Beginners and our Video Coaching program.”


Please check out the following links and the attachments to this email for more information about the 2018 Singing School and the Worship Leader Conference:


Website:       http://www.SingingSchool.org

Facebook:    Texas Normal Singing School (Page)

Facebook:    Friends of the Texas Normal Singing School (Group)


Call Levi Sisemore at (806) 777-8417 for more information about Singing School, affordability options, or with any other questions.


Yours Sincerely for the Best in A Cappella, Congregational Singing,

The Texas Normal Singing School


PS: See our ads in The Christian Chronicle, The South Texas Christian News, and on Facebook!

The Singing School


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