Write your own symphony

The School of Music is the artistic hub of all things music at Lipscomb University. A cornerstone of the College of Entertainment & the Arts, the school represents the intersection of robust musical tradition and current innovation. 

Join students who come from around the world to Nashville, Tennessee, will experience its rich culture that includes the Ryman Auditorium, the Schemerhorn Symphony Center, performers at Bridgestone Arena, top songwriters at the Bluebird Cafe, world-class opera and a stellar Broadway series.

You will join a community of creative learners who will guide and support you as you develop your own unique talents. Our welcoming, gifted faculty will mentor and challenge you with a forward-thinking musical education that is Nashville-centric and globally informed. We can prepare you to succeed as a concert pianist, session musician, choral director, recording artist, conductor, composer, teacher, producer—and we can help you find the place where you will be prepared to faithfully impact community, nation, and world for the cultural good of all.

Healing: A New Opera
Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 7:30 p.m. in Collins Alumni Auditorium

We are surrounded by the new music that is constantly created in popular and commercial styles; in fact, many of you are creating it! This week is a wonderful reminder that new music is created in all styles and that we involved in many of them!
This month, two scenes from a new opera will be performed on the Collins stage. Healing is a chamber opera by Lipscomb professor Sally Reid, written for six singers and an eight-piece chamber ensemble. The libretto was written for this project by Chris Willerton. Two of the opera’s eight scenes, “The Unjust Judge” and “I Will Soar,” will be performed for the first time. The setting is in a large hospital in Syracuse, NY, in November 1910. Dr. Alison James, a surgeon in her late thirties, battles bureaucracy, prejudice, death and suffering in a personal struggle to find meaning and purpose. 
Featured in this performance will be Fain Spray as Dr. Alison James, Julia Kwak as Head Nurse McElderry, Scott Willis as President Melrose, Taylor McPherson as Toby, the orderly, and Lipscomb student Beth Compton as the secretary.
Following the performance a panel including Dean Mike Fernandez, director; Caleb Harris, music director; Chris Willerton, librettist; and Sally Reid, composer.  They will share their experiences in the “Creation of an Opera” with the audience.
Don't miss this unique opportunity to see a new work come to life and to hear from those who are collaborating to create and refine it.