Southwestern Music Academy

Music Preparatory Program

Quality education in a Christian setting.

  • Regular Academy Lessons Begin the Week of January 21
  • Intro Class Lessons begin the week of February 3

Kindermusik Information

Welcome to a new year in the Southwestern Music Academy.
We look forward to a rich year of making wonderful music together!

The Southwestern Music Academy was established in 2004 upon two goals – the pursuit of excellence and fun in music making!  Offering music instruction to ages 2 through adults we believe that it is in learning the skills of excellent music making that we can truly enjoy the gift of music throughout our lives.  The Academy offers preschool Kindermusik classes, private instruction in piano, strings, flute, voice, organ, and guitar, and group music theory classes.  In 2011 we became one of the first Founding Schools in the U.S.. for the new Royal Conservatory Music Development Program (formerly The Carnegie Hall Achievement Program), a graded study curriculum with yearly assessments whereby a national standard of excellence can be celebrated by all music prep students.  And of course there is also our popular annual “Creative Animal Concert” where students and teachers alike dress up in costume for the performance of their “animal” piece!

In addition to weekly private lessons and group theory review classes, our Academy has a full semester of activities planned for both children and also adults– check them out at String Events Calendar and Piano, Organ, Voice and Flute Events Calendar. Housed in the School of Church Music's Cowden Hall, students will be taught and have the opportunity to perform in a top-notch music school facility. Currently in the process of becoming an All-Steinway school, Academy students excel in performing on two new Steinway Concert Grands purchased for our recital hall as well as many new studio pianos – a major success in our goal of becoming an All-Steinway school!

For those beginners wishing to experience string or piano study for the first time, we offer special Intro Classes for children ages 12 and under. Check out our Introductory Classes at Class Offerings and Tuition.  Discounts for siblings and Seminary Spouses are also available.

Join us this fall as we embark on a wonderful semester of music making through weekly lessons, artist master classes, recitals, national assessments and more!

Contact Information

Questions regarding Academy policies
or activities may be addressed to:


Assistant Director
Southwestern Music Academy
817-923-1921  ext. 3241

Dr. Jill Sprenger

Southwestern Music Academy
Professor of Piano
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Established 1908 Fort Worth, Texas