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.
23rd Annual Music School
July 8 - 19, 2019 at Navarro College, Corsicana, Texas
Before you complete your application, pleaseread all sections on theSchool Informationpage. You will find such topics as Dress Code, What to Bring, etc.
News and Events: Closing concert of the TSGSM begins at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2019 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, 2019. TSGSM Dates for 2019: July 8 - 19.
GREAT NEWS Home schooled students can receive fine arts credit
for attendance at TSGSM summer music camp!
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 19, 2019 will be held in the Cook Center.
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.
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....."