Disclaimer: All of these links are off-site and are not produced or maintained by The Singing School. While we believe that there may be worthwhile content on these pages, we do not necessarily subscribe to or support everything that can be found there.
The Texas Normal Singing School on Facebook
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Friends of the Texas Normal Singing Singing School on Facebook
This private group is for alumni of the Singing School and helps us communicate with one another throughout the year and share ideas, ask/answer questions, and spur one another on to worship in excellence.
Church of Christ Hymnody
Church of Christ Hymnody is an active Facebook community of folks interested in and passionate about a cappella worship.
Enos E. Dowling Hymnal Collection
The Dowling collection at Lincoln Christian University is comprised of nineteenth-century hymnals that have been digitized and placed online for access by scholars, musicians, worship leaders, and others who may have an interest in or love for the music of the Stone-Campbell Movement’s heritage.
A History of Our Hymnbooks
Wayne Walker provides a thorough article about the history of hymnals in the churches of Christ.
Singing School instructor Levi Sisemore has begun a blog through which he shares his ever-growing hymnal collection with interested readers.
Hymnary is a comprehensive index of over 5,000 hymnals, 1,000,000 published hymns, scores and media files, and information.
The Paperless Hymnal
Our own James Tackett produces the Paperless Hymnal.
Major purveyor and publisher of a cappella music resources, including the hymnals Songs of Faith and Praise and Songs for Worship and Praise.
Worship with Heart
Singing School alumnus and now faculty member Aaron Shotts served full-time as Minister of Music and Ministry Support for the church of Christ at Rockwall, Texas. During that time, he posted weekly of his chosen order of worship with comments about song choice, sermon-tie in, and musical styles. He still loves writing about church music and our time in worship together.
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