The purpose of the Texas Southern Gospel School of Music, a non-profit organization, is to teach, promote, preserve,
and nurture the singing, playing, and writing of gospel music by people of all ages in churches, church choirs,
and gospel singing conventions and to improve the quality of vocal and instrumental music in choral,
band, and orchestra programs in public and private schools.
24th Annual Music School
July 6 - 17, 2020 at Navarro College, Corsicana, Texas
CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
After careful and prayerful consideration, the TSGSM Board of Directors, has made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 session of our music school due to the health-related concerns and overall safety of our students and faculty.
To the TSGSM students, faculty, families, and friends, we know that music school holds such a special place in the hearts of so many because of the close friendships that exist, singing and fellowshipping (the fun stuff), and experiencing God’s spirit in our devotionals, Bible studies, and the songs that are sung every day.
The focus of our board: God is good, God loves us, and we can trust Him.
Realizing the 24th session is cancelled, we will ready ourselves to return with great anticipation for the 25th year July 5 - 16, 2021.
News and Events: Closing concert of the TSGSM begins at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 16, 2021 in the Cook Center Auditorium. Open to the public; no admission charge.
If you wish to apply for a scholarship to attend TSGSM, please make sure your application form is postmarked by April 15th, 2021. TSGSM Dates for 2021: July 5 - 16.
GREAT NEWS Home schooled students can receive fine arts credit
for attendance at TSGSM summer music camp!
The Texas Southern Gospel School of Music, Inc. (TSGSM) offers the highest caliber
of instruction in the field of Gospel music. Each student is placed in classes
according to his or her age and music experience. The study of Gospel music instills
confidence, creativity, competence, and love for God. Students will find their
attendance at TSGSM a rewarding experience.
The Texas Southern Gospel School of Music is held on the beautiful campus of Navarro Community College in Corsicana, Texas. Navarro College is easily accessible from north, south, east, and west on Highway 31 just 55 miles south of Dallas, 171 miles north of Houston, 76 miles west of Tyler, and 55 miles east of Waco. The closing concert on Friday night, July 16, 2021 will be held in the Cook Center.
Texas Southern Gospel School of Music is so thankful for the support of Duane Allen of the Oak Ridge Boys who started his training at a Texas music school. There is still time to register and come to the Texas Southern Gospel School of Music. I also strongly encourage you to partner with us financially – you may make the difference in someone’s life!
"THE FIRST SONG I EVER SANG WAS "HAND IN HAND WITH JESUS"...IT WAS AT ONE OF THOSE SINGING SCHOOLS THAT WE HAD AT OUR PUBLIC SCHOOL IN THE SUMMER....ROBERT S. ARNOLD TAUGHT THE SCHOOL, AND AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL, HE ASKED ME TO STAND IN FRONT OF THE SCHOOL AND LEAD EVERYONE IN SINGING A SONG....THAT IS THE SONG I CHOSE....FROM THAT DAY FORWARD, I KNEW I WANTED TO BE IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS OF SINGING SONGS.
LATER ON, I SANG WITH THE SOUTHERNAIRS QUARTET IN PARIS, TEXAS....EACH SUMMER, WE HAD A SINGING SCHOOL....WE BROUGHT IN MR, AND MRS. HORACE KENNEDY AND THEIR DAUGHTER ELLEN, TO TEACH OUR SINGING SCHOOL.....I HAVE BEEN FRIENDS WITH ELLEN FOR OVER 54 YEARS.....SHE HAS BECOME ONE OF THE ELITE TEACHERS AND KEYBOARD SPECIALISTS IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.
I ENCOURAGE ALL INTERESTED PEOPLE TO CHECK OUT THE TEXAS SOUTHERN GOSPEL SCHOOL OF MUSIC AT NAVARRO COLLEGE IN CORSICANA, TEXAS, BEGINNING JULY 10TH THROUGH JULY 22nd, 2017....ONE CAN LEARN SO MUCH IN THESE SINGING SCHOOLS, AND I ENCOURAGE YOU TO ATTEND....."