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New Song School of Fine Art Accepting new students Dennis Brock opened New Song of School of Fine Art in 2004, starting with just a few students. Now it has become one of the largest fine arts schools in north Alabama New song has 300 students, with campuses in Madison, Hampton Cove, South Huntsville, and North Huntsville. The school has about 25 part-time teachers, whose credentials range from house apprenticeships to masters degrees. Preschoolers can enroll in early childhood classes, while older children can take group classes for guitar and violin. Private lessons are available for piano, drums, voice, flute, reeds, brass, violin, guitar, and bass guitar. “New Song teachers give students a solid foundation in both theory and performance skills,” Brock said. Dance instruction focuses on a strong foundation for three through ten year olds, followed with modern, lyrical, and jazz for older students. The Brocks believe that everyone has ‘God given potential.” “Music arts and dance are powerful tools for be developed in everyone, regardless of age, ability, physical, mental, or economic needs. New Song offers comprehens i v e, n o n - c o mp et it i v e classes. “Our motivation is to enrich the spirit and foster success in every area of life in a nurturing and creative environment,” said Brock. Students and families appreciate the school’s values, ex-

cellence and professionalism. The school name originated in Psalm 33:3 “Sing unto the Lord a new song, play skillfully on an instrument….”


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Each year, New Song sponsors recitals at Christmas time and in May. They also encourage performances at the Madison Street Festival, and Panoply. The school offers scholarships and internships, and is developing a school of worship. “Our future plans include developing performing companies for schools, churches, and missions,” Brock said. “Our vision keeps us going,” Brock said. “We want our students to become excellent worshippers, using the arts to glorify God, and to serve others.” Brock minored in music, and holds degrees from the University of Alabama, and Southwestern Baptist Seminary. Sherry Brock serves as a codirector, bookkeeper, and trainer. Their daughter Sarah Cooper of Chattanooga, a professional dance teacher, serves as a consultant. Their son Stephen Brock of Kansas City, Mo. is a media freelancer, and serves as videographer, webmaster, and consultant. For more information, call 256-489-0307, or email q u e s t i o n s t o, or visit their web site at www.

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