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Registration for Summer Music Camp

The Community Music Center is now accepting registration for your child to attend the 6th Annual Summer Music Camp, July 14 - 18, 2014. Students who will finish this school year in Grades 1-8 are eligible to attend camp. The music camp is divided into three age categories: Grades 1-2, Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-8. Limit enrollment of 40 registrants for Grades 1-2 and Grades 6-8; and Grades 3-5 will be up to 60 registrants. learn more »

Registration is limited so don't delay in getting your child's form and payment in to:
Community Music Center
Attn: Dr. Betty Bedsole, director
(731) 661-5226
Brochure (.pdf) | Registration Form (.pdf)


The Mission of the Community Music Center at Union University is to enrich our community and the lives of people of all ages through instruction and experience in music. Our goal is to foster a lifelong appreciation of and involvement in the musical arts and to serve as a resource for the musical needs of the people of Jackson and West Tennessee.

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Through participation in the Community Music Center, students will not only have aesthetically rewarding experiences, but also will realize academic benefits and build meaningful relationships. In addition, students will be connected to the strong reputation of musical excellence that belongs to the Department of Music and Union University. Most importantly, students will be inspired to develop their talents and gifts to glorify God, the One Who created music and Who gives us the joy of its discovery.

The Community Music Center offers programs for children beginning with age 4 through adults. All programs are specifically designed to meet the needs and skills of specific age and interest groups:

Private Lessons

Private lessons are offered to children, youth, and adults regularly in voice, piano, and guitar and may also be available in other areas upon request. During each semester, highly qualified, experienced teachers craft an individual course of study that is appropriate for the student's interests and ability. Weekly, 30-minute lessons are designed not only to each proficiency in the specified area, but also to develop music-reading skills and a passion for music. Young students and beginners are encouraged to register for appropriate group lessons. Children under the age of 13 who are interested in developing vocal skills should register for Children's Chorus.

Group Instruction

Group lessons are an effective, economical avenue for beginning students to develop musical skills as well as to foster self-discipline and to forge new friendships. The Community Music Center offers groups lessons in piano, guitar, and strings.

String Instruction

Group strings are taught using the Suzuki method and are open to students ages 4 and older.

Children's Chorus (grades 1 to 6)

The Union University Children's Chorus provides an opportunity for children to participate in a variety of musical experiences including singing, playing instruments, creative activities, and music reading. Participation in this program will enhance the child's self-discipline, self-esteem and performance skills. The Preparatory Chorus (Grades 1 and 2) meet on Mondays from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. The Children's Chorus (Grades 3 to 6) meets on Tuesdays from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. For further information call Dr. Betty Bedsole at 661-5226.

Youth Chorus

Students in grades 7-9 are eligible to enroll in the Community Music Center's newest vocal ensemble. Literature will be challenging and rewarding and, in many cases, will coincide with selections used for regional and state festivals.

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