Madison Street United Methodist Church

319 Madison Street, Clarksville, Tennessee




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About The Academy
Types of Instruction
The Kindermusik Program
The Reduced-Rate Tuition Program
Our Partners-CYEP
Important Academy Documents and Forms
Registration Information



About The Academy

Founded in 2012, The Madison Street Music & Arts Academy is the musical home of over 200 students and families and is dedicated to providing superior musical training to students, regardless of socio-economic status, as well as to contributing to the musical culture of the Clarksville environs.  Through performance and classroom instruction, numerous ensemble venues, concerts, and recitals given by faculty and students, The Madison Street Music & Arts Academy encourages the development and nurturing of each student's musical capabilities.



403 Madison Street

Clarksville, Tennessee 37040



Rev. Jared Wilson, Director    (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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The Academy's Awards and Honors

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The Madison Street Music & Arts Academy was the recipient of the 2016 Community Service Award from the Acuff Circle of Excellence - Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts at Austin Peay State University.



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The Academy's unique role as a Parish-based Community School attracted national attention when Yale University invited Academy Director, Rev. Jared Wilson, to present on the work and mission of  the Academy through Yale University's Institute for Sacred Music.  As one of only three programs in the country chosen to present at Yale, Rev. Wilson has since partnered with the university in offering workshops on Parish-based Music Schools throughout the United States.



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The art of musical performance of an instrument or voice is presented to students via group and individual (private) instruction.  From the necessary basics to the application of more advanced aspects of music making, students receive the foundations needed for musical expression.  Further study of performance practices is available through participation in The Academy's Orchestra and Ensemble Programs.


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Instrumentalists develop ensemble skills by performing in The Academy's brass, orchestral, and chamber music ensembles.  Designed for varying ages and levels of musical expertise, these groups are open by audition and teacher placement.

Red River Brass Ensemble

Madison Street Brass

Madison Street Jazz

Saxophone Ensemble

*Clarksville Youth String Orchestra

       Overture Divison

       Intermezzo Division

       Eleganza Division

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Students are invited to further their musical understanding through classroom study.  Classes include interactive Music Theory and Musicianship courses that progress from elementary to advanced theory and composition; Music History courses that explore music's historical, cultural and social development; Kodaly classes for young musicians who want to learn the basics of music reading before beginning to study an instrument.




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The Academy is pleased to offer a maestro-level Kindermusik program for children from birth through age 7 under the direction of Dr. Abby Haake.

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To learn about the most current Kindermusik options and to register click the link below:






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**Click here for Reduced Rate Tuition Application



The Madison Street Music & Arts Academy is strongly committed to offering subsidized rates to families whose children might otherwise not be able to experience our award-winning music and arts program.  Reduced-Rate Tuition of 80% is available for private/group instruction and ensemble participation on a limited basis for students who meet certain income eligibility requirements.  Reduced Rate Tuition applications are due by July 31, 2017.  **Please note, due to our limited funding for this program, awards are given on a first-come, first-serve basis, and may only be used on tuition for ONE 30-minute lesson.  




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The Academy is pleased to be in partnership with Clarksville Youth Enrichment Programs (CYEP)--an innovative program that provides interactive and creative classes and experiences aimed at increasing academic success.  Housed at the same location as The Academy, Clarksville Youth Enrichment programs offers a wealth of exciting and inspiring opportunities.


For more information about Clarksville Youth Enrichment Programs, please visit their website:


Pictured above (l to r) Brooke Knight, CYEP Director, Dr. Abby Haake, and Rev. Jared Wilson






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Registration is now open for Fall 2017!


If you are registering for Reduced Rate Tuition, please complete and submit that application prior to registering for lessons.  Once your application is approved, you will receive further instructions on how to complete the registration process.


To register for Fall 2017 semester classes, click here.  Be sure to carefully read all instructions prior to completing the registration process.  If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Burch at (931) 647-0221 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..