Adjunct Faculty, Organ, Harpsichord, Piano, Ear Training, Intro to Music
Active in the field of Sacred Music for over 20 years, Jared Wilson has served on the staff of Presbyterian and United Methodist churches since 1994. Currently, he serves Madison Street United Methodist Church in Clarksville, Tennessee, (since 2003) where he oversees a music program with more than 125 active participants. Under his direction, the choir of Madison Street UMC has released two recordings, “How Can I Keep from Singing?”(2013) and “There Is Faint Music” (2016), both of which have received critical acclaim. In addition, Mr. Wilson is the founder and director of The Madison Street Music & Arts Academy—a ministry of Madison Street United Methodist Church, which provides music classes/lessons to students from birth through adulthood. The Madison Street Music & Arts Academy has a special emphasis in reaching out to students from low socioeconomic backgrounds and was awarded the 2015 Acuff Circle of Excellence Award for Community Outreach from the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA) at Austin Peay State University. Currently, the Madison Street Music & Arts Academy enrolls nearly 300 students each semester.
Active as a recitalist and a teacher, Mr. Wilson has led workshops, training sessions, and adjudicated choral festivals and keyboard competitions across the country, including most recently at the American Guild of Organists West Region Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah (2017) and at Yale University (2015-2017) in New Haven, Connecticut. Mr. Wilson is an active member of the American Guild of Organists, the American Choral Director’s Association, and is a performing member of the Gateway Chamber Orchestra of Tennessee (organ/harpsichord).
He holds degrees and has completed post-graduate studies in Organ Performance, Collaborative Piano, and Choral Conducting from Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, Tennessee), Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee), and the University of Oxford (Christ Church and New College – United Kingdom). Additionally, he has completed post-graduate studies in Theology and Sacred Music at Wesley Theological Seminary (Washington D.C.) and Oxford-Brookes University (United Kingdom).
Music/Mass Communication Building, Room 318