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CFTA Vocal 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


Ages 10 and up

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 –


Royce Phillips

We are thrilled to share that Royce Phillips is joining us as the CFTA Vocal Academy Director! Royce will be working directly with our voice teachers. He will also focus on administering educational programming for community members of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels by overseeing the curriculum design, instruction, vocal recitals, and community programs to aide in the elevation of vocal learning in our community.

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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.

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Nick Mullins has been singing since he was born! Musical theatre has been his passion since he began performing in 2004. He has had the honor of performing in venues all over the world, from Tennessee to Italy. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Music Education from Tennessee Tech University in 2016. Since then, he has been teaching music in the public school system. He currently serves as the music specialist at Stewarts Creek Elementary. In addition to being a school teacher, he also teaches musical theatre for the Center's Center Stage Academy, and music directed Rudolph, Sister Act Jr., and Elf Jr. this past year. Previously he was also the children's choir director at Cookeville UMC and taught musical theatre at the Cumberland County Playhouse. He has experience working with singers from kindergarten to high school, and loves inspiring others to pursue their passion for singing! 

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Nicholas True is a producer, teacher, and performer currently based in the Murfreesboro, TN area. He is currently employed at World Outreach Church as their Next Generation Choir Coordinator, working with both Kids Choir and Teen Choir. These choirs are around 100-250 students ranging from grades K-12. In this position, he produces the church performances as a member of the church's creative staff. He is actively involved in musical theatre. He has taught, performed, and directed locally, appearing at the Center for the Arts in Murfreesboro and Arts Center of Cannon County. He has worked as the music director and assistant music director on shows such as Last Five Years, Hello, Dolly!, Titanic: The Musical, and Dogfight - the Musical

In addition to performing and directing, Nicholas also maintains an active studio, providing vocal and piano lessons. He has a Bachelor in Music, with a concentration in Music Industry from Middle Tennessee State University. He studied voice with Dr. Christine Isley-Farmer all 4 years of his college career.

In his spare time, he loves to spend time with his friends and family, and volunteer in any way possible at his church or at the local theater, as well as finding new ways of creating music. 


Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Miya Nicole Burt is a talented and ambitious individual with a strong aptitude in the vocal fine arts. She is currently located in Murfreesboro, TN, completing her Vocal Performance degree at Middle Tennessee State University. In accordance with an excellent grip over academics and social advocacy, Miya is keen to have further training and instruction during her collegiate career and eager to start her professional career as a musician. She has performed at Murfreesboro’s Center for the Arts in shows such as Masterclass (Sharan Graham), It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (Mary Bailey), Tim Rice and Elton John’s Aida (Aida) and The Wiz (Winkie). At MTSU, Miya has been a soloist for MTSU’s Schola Cantorum, Women's Chorale, as well as a guest recitalist. There, she has also performed in Iolanthe, Die Fledermaus, and the titular role of Hanna Glawari in Die Lustige Witwe.

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