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Front Page - Friday, November 27, 2020

New music education program launches in Chattanooga

Two music industry mavens have teamed to launch a new music education program for all ages in Chattanooga. Chattanooga Music Academy will offer private instruction in voice and piano and provide a comprehensive study of music technique, theory, history and performance.

Various class packages will be offered based on a student’s desired outcome and level of experience, and both socially distanced, in-person lessons and virtual opportunities will be available.

Registration is underway for the inaugural season, which begins in February.

Executive Director Scott Willis will teach voice. Willis serves on the voice faculty and as director of opera at Berry College in Rome, Georgia, and is the music director at Northside Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga.

Willis was previously with the Druid City Opera Workshop in Alabama and the Harrower Opera Workshop in Atlanta.

He is an alumnus of Middle Tennessee State University, East Carolina University and the University of Alabama.

Chattanooga Music Academy co-founder Kathleen Spencer will offer lessons in voice and piano.

Spencer hails from New York where she co-founded City Lyric Opera in 2016. Spencer produced eight operas there along with numerous events and concerts that utilized locals who have since launched international careers.

She is an alumnus of the Manhattan School of Music and Middle Tennessee State University.


Source: Chattanooga Music Academy