Children’s Choir

School of Performing Arts
Pricing and Policies


Homeschool Children’s Choir

Grades 4–6 | Tuesdays 3:40–5:00 p.m.

15 weeks in the fall and 15 weeks in the spring

Director: Lisa Parker

The homeschool children’s choir learns an eclectic array of fun music designed to teach children how to read music, sing on pitch, sing with proper technique, harmonize, keep rhythm, and so much more. Lisa makes class fun and picks songs the kids love to sing. Classes are 80 minutes long with a snack break in the middle. The Children’s Choir joins the 7th–12th grade Homeschool Choir for a performance at the end of each semester. Check the SPA calendar for performance dates.

Homeschool Choir

Grades 7–12 | Tuesdays 3:40–5:00 p.m.

15 weeks in the fall and 15 weeks in the spring

Director: Andrew Smith

The 7th–12th grade Homeschool Choir is modeled after a public or private school choir. The choir performs fun and engaging music that includes genres such as traditional choral literature, African pieces, foreign language pieces, movie and Broadway music, hymn arrangements, and contemporary Christian arrangements. Students are taught to read music, hear and sing harmonies, sing with proper technique, understand music theory, sing with musicianship, and much more. Classes are 80 minutes long with a snack break in the middle. The 7th–12th grade Homeschool Choir joins the Children’s Choir for a performance at the end of each semester.

Students who are enrolled in the Bellevue Homeschool Choir, and maintain an attendance record of at least 75% will be eligible for West Tennessee Vocal Music Educators Association events, such as All-West, All-State, and Solo and Ensemble. There is a fee to participate.

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Andrew Smith
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Theory from Union University and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from Austin Peay State University. Before working at Bellevue, Andrew taught music at two different high schools, teaching choir, music appreciation, AP music theory, and contemporary band classes. Andrew and his family have been members of Bellevue since 2012. Over the years, Andrew has been involved with Bellevue’s School of Performing Arts (SPA) from all sides—as a student (taking guitar lessons), as an employee (teaching voice lessons), and as a parent (with three children in the violin studio). In 2018, Andrew left his career in education to become the associate minister of music and the SPA director at Bellevue. In October of that year, he was ordained as a minister of the Gospel. It is Andrew’s passion to raise up musicians who play and sing for God’s glory, to equip musicians for service in the church, and to prepare musicians to be champions for Christ out in the world. He and his wife, Calli, have six children: Caleb, Ruby, Abi Claire, Evelyn, Lydia, and Ethan.
Lisa Parker
Lisa graduated magna cum laude from Mississippi University for Women with a Bachelor of Music Education for kindergarten–12th grade. She has taught children’s choirs in both private and public schools from 1976–1991, taught a 6th grade children’s choir at Bellevue under Carolyn Higginbotham from 1986–1998, and directed a Bellevue Boys Choir from 1993–2000. Lisa has written and directed Bellevue’s SummerSing Children’s Musicals and CampOutrageous scripts in addition to the Singing Christmas Tree since 1991 and the Memphis Passion Play from 1992–2011. She has also been a member of the Bellevue Adult Choir and praise band since 1990. Lisa passionately believes that music is a gift from God. God has imbued power in music to encourage, comfort, convict, calm, and heal the body, soul, and spirit. Teaching children to experience, express, and create music should be part of every child’s early years. Music experiences contribute to better social, math, reading, and listening development and plays a major role in creative expression. Music is breath.

School of Performing Arts

Bellevue’s School of Performing Arts (SPA) is a place where excellence in fine arts education and devotion to Christ are combined to provide families with a distinctly Christian artistic community of learning.