Trevecca Nazarene University

Steve Hurst School of Music at Trevecca

More than 280 active and aspiring music ministers from 40+ states and 2 provinces of Canada are on the Trevecca campus this week to take part in the Steve Hurst School of Music.

“This is the best year we’ve ever had,” said Steve Hurst, director and founder of the school. In the 15 years that Hurst has held classes on Trevecca’s campus, he has seen growth through every one.

“We have six programs of study this year and more than 250 different classes being offered over the course of five days,” Hurst said.

The school offers training in voice, piano, songwriting, praise and worship (church music), sound, and group training for organized groups. The school also offers a management track, training students to better manage their groups.

“Our curriculum is designed to enhance the individual style and ministry calling of each student. We strive to design a plan that will motivate extended music study during the year,” said Hurst.

The school holds concerts at night, featuring industry greats and former students such as the Martins, The Tallys, Melissa Brady and the Browns and occasional surprise guests.  Trevecca alum Wes Hampton, who now performs with the Gaithers, appeared in a concert Tuesday night.  Concerts still to come this week are  "A tribute to Anthony Burger" with Sunday Addition on Thursday, July 13 at 7:15  P.M.  Friday, July 14 will be the graduation ceremony and a concert by the Martins starting at 7:00 P.M.

Hurst is grateful for the supportiveness the University has shown his school and his students.

"Our students really love the Trevecca campus," said Hurst. "We look forward to many more years here at Trevecca."