Teachers this year include Dave Clark, Nick Bruno, Stephen Hill and others teaching classes in theory, harmony, songwriting, group singing, sight singing and ear training. Students are divided into as many as nine different levels according to ability and interest. Private voice, piano, guitar and bass guitar lessons are also available. A daily lecture series features successful songwriters and music industry executives involved in various areas of music.
University President Dan Boone speaks to the students of the Baxter-Stamps School of Music.
All lessons are built around applying musical training and technique to the style of Southern Gospel Music. "This school is dedicated to the furtherance of Southern Gospel Music and to raising the standard of musical excellence in our art form,” said school director Ben Speer.
Free concerts are also included in the event. This year’s event showcases Allison Durham Speer, Reggie and Ladye Love Smith, Stephen Hill, and others. The next upcoming performance scheduled for Monday, July 24 at 7:00 P.M. will feature Allison Durham Speer.