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Center Stage Voice Academy

(Because singing is life!)

 

Providing excellence in vocal technique, health, stamina, strength and confidence.

 

At Center Stage Voice Academy we strive to give each student the individual vocal tools and skills they need. We recognize that each student is unique and has different abilities, strengths and weaknesses. Our skilled and seasoned teachers will provide customized one on one lessons to reach the mutually agreed upon goals.

 

Voice Lesson Info

Lessons are taught at Center for the Arts on a weekly basis.

Cost: $30/30 minutes $60/60 minutes

Payment will be made to the individual teacher per the teacher’s contract.

For more info or to sign up for a lesson contact – mark@boroarts.org

The Teachers

Mark David Williams is the Artistic Director at Center for the Arts and the Director of Center Stage Voice Academy. He recently directed Disney's Newsies and in 2018 directed Disney’s The Little Mermaid. On stage at the Center he has been seen as Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde in Jekyll and Hyde, Corny Collins in Hairspray, Carl Hanratty in Catch Me If You Can and Frederic in Pirates of Penzance. Mark is a graduate of Belmont University with a degree in Vocal Performance and is also a studio session singer, worship leader and vocal coach. He brings years of performing and vocal coaching experience to the Academy having taught voice for over 15 years. He's had the honor of performing in Germany, China, Uganda, Italy and in such places as Carnegie Hall, Vatican City, and the Crystal Cathedral. He has recorded for Disney, Sea World, Yamaha, and the TV show, Fargo. He loves to watch students understand how to ‘communicate’ a song and coaching them to be the best singer and performer they can be.

Nathaniel Paul, born in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee, is a 2019 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance. Nate has a detailed background in opera, musical theatre, and barbershop. These effects combined provide a versatile teaching method focused on vocal health, performance interpretation, and ear training. He is a National Orpheus Voice Competition semi-finalist, a Tom Naylor Solo Artist Competition finalist, and winner of the NATS State Voice Competition in the Musical Theatre category. Here in middle Tennessee, he is a private voice teacher, guitar teacher, music theory teacher, music director for musicals, and maintains an active performing career as well! He most recently music directed Newsies, and Les Miserables: School Edition. He has had multiple students perform in the TMEA All-State, the NAfME All-National Honors choir, and has had two students accepted into the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts for voice and theatre, including two in June 2019. He is an avid Boston Red Sox fan, lover of locally owned eateries, and a member of the largest fraternity for music in America, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

 

Lindsey Wortham obtained her Bachelor of Music degree in 2013 with certifications in both vocal and instrumental music education. She has taught voice lessons to students all over Middle Tennessee, and past students have been accepted into Mid-State and All-State choirs, received music scholarships for voice, and earned prominent roles in musicals at the middle school, high school, and collegiate levels. Mrs. Wortham herself has participated in ensembles that have toured worldwide and has performed as a soloist with the Bryan Symphony Orchestra (Cookeville TN) and Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra. She has most recently been seen on stage at Murfreesboro Center for the Arts in Jekyll & Hyde, Newsies, The Little Mermaid, and The Pirates of Penzance, and has worked offstage as the music director for CFTA’s Footloose.

Nicholas True is a producer, teacher, performer, and arranger currently based in the Murfreesboro, TN area. He currently works for the Center for the Arts with their Center Stage Academy kids and is actively involved in musical theater. He has taught, performed, and directed locally, appearing with the Arts Center of Cannon County and Center for the Arts in Murfreesboro. He has worked as the music director and assistant music director on shows such as Hello, Dolly! And Titanic: The Musical. He serves as the Children’s Choir Director at World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro, teaching 200-300 children ages ranging from 7-12 years old. In that position, he produces the children’s performances as a member of the creative team. In addition to performing and directing, Nicholas also maintains an active studio, providing vocal and piano lessons. He currently attends Middle Tennessee State University, studying Music Industry. He studies voice with Dr. Christine Isley-Farmer and performs in the Schola Cantorum. Nicholas is a member of Delta Omicron, Omicron Psi Fraternity, and serves as the chapter’s Secretary. He is a recipient of numerous scholarships, including the T. Earl Hinton Music Scholarship and the Wright Music Scholarship. In his spare time, he loves to spend time with his friends and family and volunteer in any way possible at his church, as well as finding new ways of creating music.