Housing: Students at The Singing School are housed in the University Park Apartments, located on the campus of Abilene Christian University, just a short walk from our classroom facilities. There are nice two-person and four-person apartments in this three-story complex. As you can see from the illustrations, each student has his/her own private bedroom and bathroom facilities. Married couples are issued an apartment to themselves.
The University Park Apartments, though furnished with twin-size beds, do not supply linens. You must bring your own (or buy them when you get here). Along with beds, there are couches, chairs, coffee tables, desks, refrigerator (with freezer and ice-maker), stove, an oven, and a kitchen bar.
As far as we know, there is no “built-in” (i.e., wired) internet access from the rooms. However, wireless access should be available from the Hunter Alumni and Welcome Center.
Apartment assignments are arranged by Don Carlile.
Meals: Starting with dinner on Sunday through lunch on Friday, your meals are provided by The Singing School (a total of 15 meals). Typically our meals are eaten in the cafeteria in the McGlothlin Campus Center. We encourage our students and faculty to share meal times together for two reasons: 1) There is no better way to meet your fellow students and get to know the teachers and 2) It is very difficult to collect oneself, drive to a restaurant, eat, and return in time for class in the allotted time (one hour for lunch, two hours for dinner).
Classrooms: The Singing School occupies the Bible Building on the campus of Abilene Christian University. Most of our classrooms are equipped with LCD projectors. All rooms are air-conditioned, well-kept, and perfectly suited for our needs.
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