Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

Group Vocal Lessons/ Performance

Teacher: Derek Futrell 


Description: We will learn proper vocal techniques, posture, and time tested methods for solo and ensemble singing. We will include singing with peers with vocal instruction as well as solo singing with instruction. The goal is for each student to be able to

articulate and sing why music matters to God and to the student. Each student will be asked to prepare a piece of music at least 5x per semester. We will also learn techniques on breathing and communicating the story of the song we sing to the groups
of people when we sing with and to.

Text: Various - students may need to purchase musical tracks or sheet music throughout the year.

Copy/supply fee: $10 (check written to Derek Futrell due at Orientation or the first class)


Tuition fee: $390 ($39.00/month for 10 months, August - May or $44.00/month if prorated or on a 9 month payment plan)


revised 6/19/2021

Derek Futrell
B.A. in Music Education, Masters of Divinity in Worship Leadership,
Masters of Theology in Applied Theology

Derek grew up in Virginia Beach, VA and was called to ministry at 15. He has served in
various pastoral roles of churches in VA, NC and SC. He has been the lead pastor of
Parkway since 2017. He holds a BA in Music Education from Gardner-Webb University (where he met his wife Melissa), an MDiv and a ThM from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
God has blessed him and Melissa with five children: Elijah, Isaac, Sam, Esther, and Anna. Derek and Melissa’s first calling is to make disciples of their children raising them with a biblical worldview, helping them to see the need for Christ in the world, and releasing them to follow God’s call wherever that might lead them. Derek is passionate about leading the church to be on mission for Christ to make disciples who make disciples to send out church planters and missionaries. He loves the Word of God, music and worship, his family, fun, cooking, singing and teaching.

Teaching: 3rd-6th Music and 9th-12th Group Vocal Performance