Fall 2019 Semester: August 12–November 22 (15 lessons)
See rates below for your specific fees. All lessons are taught on campus at Bellevue Baptist Church.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition (per semester):
30 Minute Lessons | $404
45 Minute Lessons | $599
60 Minute Lessons | $804
Activity Fee Per Semester | $25
This activity fee includes a SPA t-shirt, theory book, Solo and Ensemble Festival, and End of the Year Recital.
Registration Free Per Academic Year | $25, with a maximum of $50 per family.
Installment Plan: Students have the option of a 4 part installment plan, with the first installment due at registration, and the following three due on the first Monday of the subsequent months. If a student withdraws from the SPA, the remaining payments are still owed.
Please Note: A service charge of $14 will be added for utilizing an installment plan.
Family Plan: Any family with more than one student registering, or one student registering for multiple lessons may receive a 10% tuition discount starting with the second lesson (Excludes fees; lower priced lessons will be given the discount). To receive this discount, you will need a “coupon code” which you can receive by calling Janet at 901-347-5711.
Marcus King – Voice
Marcus King is a graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education, cum laude, and a masters in Vocal performance from the University of Memphis. In January 2009, he portrayed the role of Zodzetrick in Opera Memphis’s production of Treemonisha. In the summer of 2009, he premiered the John Baur opera Magdala at the Chautauqua Institute in Chautauqua, NY in the role of St. Peter. During the summer of 2008, he attended the International Institute of the Vocal Arts program in Chiari, Italy studying with Mrs. Mignon Dunn.
His home voice teacher is Pamela Gaston of the University of Memphis. He is the 2010 first place winner of the Memphis Beethoven Club Competition, district winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions (2008 and 2009) and first place winner of the N.A.T.S competition district level in Memphis, TN. He also participated in the AIMS program in Graz Austria where he made it to the finals of the annual Aims Meistersinger Competition. In 2013 he made his European debut in Norfolk, England as Demetrius in the Yorke Trust Summer Opera production of Britten’s Midsummer Night’s Dream and in 2014 rejoined the company as Ubalde in Gluck’s Armide.
Last year he joined the Opera Memphis Midtown Opera Festival as Mr. Gobineau in Menotti’s The Medium and returned this year in the role of Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas. In December of 2014, he traveled to Japan as a soloist in the New York based professional touring group, D&P Joubert LLC/ The Glory Gospel Singers.
Mollie Tatum – Voice
Mollie Tatum holds her Master’s degree in Vocal Performance, as well as her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education (emphasis in both flute and voice) from the University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music (2010, 2008). She holds her Tennessee State Teaching License in K-12 Music Education, (both Choral and Instrumental Emphasis). Mollie studied voice with Dr. Pamela Gaston, (University of Memphis; 2004-2010), voice and piano with Mrs. Rose Mary Anderson, flute with Mr. Bruce Erskine (University of Memphis; 2004-2008) and Mrs. Valerie Bachelor, and choral conducting with Dr. Lawrence Edwards (University of Memphis; 2007-2010). Mollie has taught private voice and flute at the Bellevue School of Performing Arts for over 14 years, and has served as choral and flute ensemble director for various choirs and ensembles in the area.
Mollie performs regularly as soloist for various choirs and ensembles in the Memphis area. She especially enjoyed her role as Maria in the Harrell Theatre’s production of The Sound of Music, for which she received an Ostrander Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. Through recitals, competitions and ministry venues, Mollie aims for her students to grow in their love of music and the Lord, to find their “core sound”, to sharpen their individual skills to the very best of their ability, and to become comfortable in using their gift to bless others and glorify the Lord! Mollie enjoys spending time with her husband and their two precious boys.
Sean Pan was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. After finishing his Masters Degree in Opera Performance at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City, He pursued a brief singing career in Taiwan while teaching music full time at the National Taiwan University of Arts and Chungyu Institiute of Technology in Keelung, Taiwan.
Melanie as taught with the School of Performing Arts at Bellevue since 2016. Before her arrival at the SPA, she attended The University of Tennessee at Martin. There she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Music in the fall of 2014. During her time at UT Martin she sung with the Jackson Symphony, Paducah Symphony orchestra, and the Memphis Festival Singers. She also was an active member of the Choral program at her Alma mater of Cordova High School from 2005-2009. She now sings with the Memphis Symphony Chorus who collaborates with its counterpart – the Memphis Symphony Orchestra – at least twice a year. She has been a member of the Memphis Symphony since 2015. Melanie is a devoted singer to the art of music; and desires to bless and encourage others through the gift and craft of singing.
Lauren Gooden, vocalist, pianist, and arranger, recently moved to the Mid-South after growing up in coastal North Carolina. She is a 2016 graduate of Liberty University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Worship and Music Studies with a specialization in Worship Leadership. Lauren has an extensive background in church music, having grown up as the daughter of a music minister and now beginning her career in the same field. She participated in many different choral groups throughout her high school and college career, including the co-founding of Unichords, the first acapella group at the North Carolina School of Science and Math. While at Liberty, she was a two-year vocalist on the Liberty University School of Music House Band and a frequent performer of the National Anthem at university sporting events. She received the Mathena Family Music and Worship Scholarship during her tenure at Liberty as well as “The Director’s Award,” given to the student employee within the School of Music who exemplifies a heart for service regardless of recognition. Lauren married Kaleb Gooden, another Liberty grad, in December 2016 and they relocated to Memphis in May 2017 to begin work at Bellevue Baptist Church, where he works in the Music Ministry and she splits her time between Women’s Ministry and the School of Performing Arts.