alongside the arts. Homeschoolers are often not credited with having a deeper understanding of what education is about, but
we at Visible know how seriously they take
learning, and we want to help foster that. It’s
a very personal education choice.
In Dallas, your worship teacher is Todd
Agnew, who has a current top ten record
on the charts. He’s a theological thinker
and mentor. Our typical faculty member is
a professional who loves teaching students
and has a master’s degree. It’s a Godly
place for a Christian musician and that’s
not found many other places.
TOS: Anything else?
Ken: On the financial side we’re on the
lower end of private colleges, but it’s still
a lot for families to invest. So, students are
working and getting sponsorships to train
for ministry, but on top of that, all the financial aid sources are available. We think
of the student the first time they walk in the
door. If you’re going to do music and want
to learn how to teach others, and publish
music, and work in a church, and create,
and work in community, then attending
Visible is important to your livelihood. It’s
an investment. And we have an eighty five
percent placement rate in music jobs so it’s
the whole package.
Kathleen Conway is a freelance editor for
The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. She
received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Virginia and
Master of Arts in Mass Communication
from the University of Georgia. She spent 20
years as a writer, producer and reporter for
CNN and HLN (formerly Headline News).
She’s married to KC, has two stepdaughters,
Katie, 21, and Grace, 16, and a 6-year-old
son named Luke. They live in Lilburn, Georgia, outside of Atlanta
Dr. Ken Steorts is the founder and president
of Visible Music College and founding guitarist of the band Skillet. Visible Music College
( visible.edu) is an innovative accredited college of music, music production, and music
business. He is president of Madison Line Records, a student-run, non-profit record label
in partnership with Ardent Records. Ken is
also a BMI songwriter/guitarist in his band
‘the beep.’ Ken is a regular conference speaker
in worship, education, and music industry,
a local church leader, monthly columnist for
Christian Musician magazine, music education entrepreneur, and a music education
advocate in Memphis. He holds a Doctorate
in Sociological Research from Oxford Graduate School and a Master of Music and BFA
from the University of Memphis. Ken and his
wife Joy have two sons, Freedman and Skye.
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Homeschoolers are often not credited with having a deeper
understanding of what education is about, but we know how
seriously they take learning and we want to foster that.