School of Performing Arts
Pricing and Policies


Who directs the choir?
Andrew Smith

What time will choir rehearse?
Tuesdays, 3:40–5:00 p.m. Choir will meet 15 weeks in the fall semester and 15 weeks in the spring semester.

Where does HiS Choir rehearse?
In Bellevue’s Choir Room. (Enter through the West Lobby, walk to the left of the large staircase, and go straight through the hallways in front of you.)

Who can participate in HiS Choir?
The choir is open to homeschool students in 7th–12th grade. No prior music education or experience is required.

Is there an audition to participate?
HiS Choir does not require an audition, but the HiS Choir Ensemble does. The ensemble is a smaller group that meets after HiS Choir rehearsal.

Will my student perform?
Yes—at least one concert in the fall and one in the spring. Other performances, such as those at nursing homes and for special events, will be up to the directors.

Can my student participate in or audition for any Honor Choirs?
Yes. HiS Choir students will be eligible for West Tennessee Vocal Music Educators Association events, such as All-West, All-State, and Solo and Ensemble.

Price for year-long classes: $325 (two 15-week semesters)


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 four children: Caleb, Ruby, Abi Claire, and Evelyn.

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.