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Jared Wilson

Adjunct Faculty

Music

  • B.M. - Organ Performance & Collaborative Piano - Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN)
  • M.T.S. - Sacred Music and Liturgics - Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • A.D. - Organ & Choral Scholarship - Christ Church College - University of Oxford (United Kingdom)

Post graduate Studies:

  • Theology and Multiculturalism in Sacred Music - Wesley Theological Seminary (Washington D.C.)
  • Theology and the Practice of Ministry - Oxford-Brookes University (United Kingdom)
Active in the field of sacred music for over 20 years, Jared Wilson currently serves as Adjunct Faculty at Austin Peay State University (since 2011) teaching applied Organ and Music Theory/Ear Training and also serves Madison Street United Methodist Church in Clarksville, Tennessee, (since 2003) where he oversees a music program with more than 140 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 which provides music instruction (applied lessons, classes, ensembles, and Kindermusik) to students from birth through adulthood. The Madison Street Music & Arts Academy received national recognition when it was heralded by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music in 2015 as one of the top three innovative, parish-based music schools in the United States. Currently, the Music & Arts Academy enrolls over 300 students each semester and is affiliated with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM London, England) through which students can pursue the ABRSM Diploma and Licentiate Diploma in Music Performance. For his work with the Music & Arts Academy, Mr. Wilson received 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.
 
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 the Yale University School of Music (2018) 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).