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Academy Singers


Now on Stage!

The Academy Singers performance group is Brentwood Academy’s premiere mixed vocal ensemble. This auditioned group features 12 -16 of the most talented students, who perform for various school, church, and community events throughout the year. As Academy Singers, students expand their knowledge of music theory, sight-reading, ear training, and the many facets of the use of the vocal instrument including proper tone, breath control, posture, blending, and diction.

The primary focus of the course is on advanced a cappella music usually consisting of eight or more parts. The production of an annual CD, which features a variety of popular styles of music, provides numerous opportunities for soloists.

Auditions are held in the spring prior to the beginning of the school year.

Soprano 1

Zayli Christian

Annagrace Rawls

Anna Belle Chapman

Soprano 2

Kelsey Nygren

Ella Beckham

Alto 1

Anna Louise Janes

 Alto 2

Ella Hickman

Kelsey Rae Everman

Trinity Fields

Tenor 1

Jack West

Brayden Watkins


Riley Clark

Brooks Brown


Caden Christenson

Jacob Rasmussen

Academy Singers Director

David Wise

A full-time session singing, arranging, and producing veteran of more than 20 years, David is a top vocal contractor and producer here in Nashville. As a session singer, he has sung on thousands of recordings. Some of his most recent work includes working with artists: Josh Groban, Celine Dion, Matt Maher, Natalie Grant, One Republic, Lady Antebellum, Dolly Parton, Steve Green, Sandy Patti, Walt Disney World, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Nashville Christmas Parade, RCCL, Celebrity Cruise Lines, and the Jersey Boys Movie Soundtrack. David’s voice can also be heard in California at Disneyland every night singing the park’s closing song "Wishes.” A Dove award winner and recent nominee, David is also a well-respected arranger in Nashville and has arrangements published with Word Music, Lifeway Music, Capital Music Group, and JW Pepper. David is currently writing a Broadway show titled “Esther.”