What is CVSGM?
The Cumberland Valley School of Gospel Music is a 2 week camp created for all ages who can come together to learn more about the basics of music and to use their knowledge to instruct others on music. We are a Christian based music camp and sing Gospel music.
On the first Sunday night, students will take a short music theory test to determine what class they will be placed in. Class levels range from very beginning to advanced level classes.
We spend 2 weeks learning the basics of how to read music to the more advanced level on how to write a song. Students come together a few times during the day to practice songs from the Cumberland Valley Song book and possibly other song books. They will then perform a selection of these songs on the 2nd Friday night at our closing performance.
CVSGM is held on the campus of Welch College in Gallatin, Tennessee.
Address to the school: 1045 Bison Trail, Gallatin, TN
The campus entrance is across from Station Camp High School.
For more information about the cost of tuition or to apply for a scholarship, visit the tuition and fees page.
Dorm space is limited! Register today and reserve your spot for this year's session of CVSGM!
What you need to know about CVSGM
What is a normal day like at CVSGM?
On a typical day, students will begin together with vocal warm-ups, a devotion, and then go to their classes. CVSGM offers classes that range from very beginning to advanced level classes.
During the day, we will come together as a full group and receive full group instruction as well as preparing for our closing night program.
We have breaks throughout the day, where students can visit our "SuperStore" for snacks, supplies, CVSGM merchandise, and more!
In the afternoons, we have plenty of fun time, including group recreation activities such as crafts, water games, basketball, board games, and more!
We come back together as a group after dinner and have another class time that may consist of voice lessons or how to write a song. We then all gather together again for group singing once more.
Students have another break time before heading to bed and getting ready for the next day!
What will I learn at CVSGM?
In your classes throughout the two weeks, you will learn:
Solfege and shape note recognition
Conducting and song leading
Students may wish to take private lessons on a particular instrument while at CVSGM. They will have five lessons over the course of the two weeks.
We offer private lessons for the following instruments:
We offer private instruction for small groups as well, such as trios and quartets.
Students may decide to take a secondary private lesson, this will consist of 3 lessons over the 2 weeks.
Each student will have the opportunity to perform in a student Recital on the last Friday.
Students must bring their own instrument for lessons (except piano).
Classroom dress code:
Students are required to dress appropriately. Dorm staff will check to make sure students are dressed properly. No spaghetti straps, halter tops, shorts that are no shorter than an index card away from the knee, or any clothing too exposing.
Dress clothes are expected for the closing night performance.
What will you need:
Students will need their own bed sheets (twin-sized), pillow, bath towels, and toiletries.
Umbrella, rain jacket, jacket/hoodie for the classroom may be needed
Alarm clock, recreation clothes (swim suit), snack money
Students may also bring their own snacks and/or small personal fridge for their dorm room
Each day begins at 8:00 am. Students will be given a class schedule in their notebook the first Sunday night.
Students are expected to be on time to each class ready to learn!
Students under 8 years of age
Students under the age of 8 are required to have a parent or guardian stay with them on campus.
Students with disabilities
All buildings on Welch College's campus are accessible and include elevators.
Congratulations to Lydia Adkins: 2021 Student of the Year!
CVSGM New Book Singing
June 26, 2022
5:00 pm (CST)
Welch College in the Fine Arts Building
"Love Not The World"