School of Gospel, Jazz, and R&B Arts

As featured on CBS 60 Minutes, the School of Gospel, Jazz and R&B Arts trains talented singers, musicians and arrangers. We help develop singers' vocal power and stage presence as well as teach a substantial musical repertoire. Participants have the opportunity to develop the habits and attitudes that create success in any endeavor. 

Whether you desire to sing professionally, express yourself in a worship service, or sing in the shower, singing provides an emotional and spiritual release. The School for Gospel, Jazz and R&B Arts supports the beginner, seasoned singer, and those who sing for joy or those who want to professionally fine-tune their vocal instrument.


Gospel for Teens

In 2006, legendary writer and producer Vy Higginsen and gospel legend Dr. Emily "Cissy" Houston, joined forces to teach aspiring teenagers about the importance of gospel music as an art form.

Gospel for Teens is an award winning program of The Mama Foundation for the Arts and Vy Higginsen's School of Gospel, Jazz and R&B Arts. It has grown to be a highly respected and influential source of education and self-development for youth.

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Wednesday Sings

Drawing from the traditions of gospel, jazz, and R&B, discover the beauty and wonder of the voice that lives inside you. Designed for adults, this workshop helps nurture your confidence and assists in building the physical and mental habits that support you in owning and loving your voice. You will receive guidance on how to connect the music with your inner self and sing with authenticity and joy.

Sing as a choir, or if you want, step out for solo work. If you love to sing, your voice is welcome here. Sing. Have fun. Build community.

Sessions return this spring. Contact us to register today!


Private Lessons and Workshops

  • Improve vocal range

  • Expand vocal dynamics

  • Develop confidence

  • Sing without damage to vocal chords

  • Refine interpretation and style

  • Preparation for auditions and performances

  • Instruction from our award-winning instructors at the top of their field

  • Private Lessons, 75/hr

  • Group Workshops, Contact for pricing