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Frequently Asked Questions 
  • Is there a minimum age for attendance at TSGSM?
    To attend TSGSM, a student must be at least seven years of age and be able to read at first-grade level. Seven-year-olds must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult. Children who are eight years of age may attend without an adult; however, if maturity level affects performance in the classroom, the parent may be asked to come and get the child.

  • May an adult stay on campus with a child but not attend the classes?
    An adult may stay with a child, but would be required to pay the registration fee of $25 and $350 for room and board. No tuition fee would be required.

  • Are private rooms available to adult students?
    It is possible to have a private room, but expensive. There are two beds in each bedroom with its own private full bath; therefore, the student would be charged $30 per night instead of $15 per night.

  • May an individual attend only one week?
    Yes, but it is highly recommended that a student attend both weeks if at all possible. One-week students are charged $150 tuition plus $175 for one-half of the room and board fee. For students with little or no musical background, it is recommended that they attend the first week for maximum benefit.

  • May a student take more than one set of the same private lessons?
    Yes, but it is not recommended because the student must take a lesson each day, and students may not realize twice the amount of benefit because there is simply not enough practice time.

  • When will I find out my private lesson schedule?
    The schedule of private lessons will be posted on the bulletin board outside of the choir room. You will need to look at the schedule every morning to check for modifications.

  • What is the typical daily schedule at the music school?
    The day starts with a devotional at 8:15 a.m. Day classes are held from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. with a break for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Night classes are held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. For more details, see School Information page.

  • How can I get a copy of the 2016 recording and/or group picture?
    Fill out the order form, and mail it, along with a check or money order, to: Pauline Thompson, Secretary 305 Trailwood Drive Crockett, TX 75835

  • May a commuting student purchase meals in the cafeteria?
    Yes. Meals are $6.50 each.

  • Are there classes on Friday night of the first week of music school?
    No. Students may leave or may be picked up by parents at 3:00 p.m. to go home for the weekend.

  • Are students who live too far away to go home over the weekend allowed to stay in the dorm?
    Yes. Students who are 18 years of age and older may stay in the dorm for an additional fee of $15 per night (Friday and Saturday). Students who are under 18 must have a parent or other responsible adult stay with them.

  • Is the cafeteria open on the weekend?
    No. Students who stay over the weekend will need to bring extra money to purchase meals for Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday.

  • Are there laundry facilities at the college?
    Yes. They are located in Gibson Hall.

  • May a licensed driver under 21 drive his or her car on campus?
    No. The student may park his/her car at the dorm and walk to classes as all other students do.

  • Are there restrictions on cell phone use?
    Yes. Students are allowed to have cell phones; however, they are required to have them turned off when participating in group singing, private lessons, or classes. Students under 21 who abuse the privilege of cell phone use will be required to turn their cell phones in to a dorm parent before lights out.

  • Are dorm parents assigned to each group of students?
    Yes. There is a dorm parent assigned to each age group of students attending the TSGSM.

  • Is security provided for students attending TSGSM?
    Yes. Not only does Navarro College provide security on campus, but TSGSM also provides a security person for our students.

  • Are there any other music schools offered?
    Yes. Click Useful Links tab for a list of other southern gospel music schools.

  • My question isn't answered here.
    You can email us by clicking on the email link at the bottom of the page.

    Texas Southern Gospel School of Music
    3200 W. 7th Avenue
    Corsicana TX 75110

    tsgsm1@gmail.com