Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, Inc.
Education, Preservation and Promotion of Shape Note Gospel Music
Est. 2002
















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Let's Celebrate Christmas in August. We are hosting a Christmas Singing/Recording on August 16-17, at the Academy.

To prepare for the Trousdale County Christmas Parade,  we will sing and record Christmas songs on Saturday August 17 at 10:00 am. The recording will be used for playback as Do Re Mi participates in the Annual Christmas parade in December. To prepare for the recording we will host a sleepover on Friday night August 16. The dorms will open up at 5:00pm.  If you have a fun Christmas outfit, plan to wear it for the recording.  There is no cost to you for this event.  Registration is required for all.

Click HERE to sign up.


We had an incredible 2024 session.  Updates will be coming soon.  Plan now for next year.

HERE is the link to the SHAPE week singing from June 14.


HERE is the link to the Danny Patterson tribute singing from June 8.


Click HERE for the Closing video from 2023.

Click HERE to see who won the 2023 Cup.

2023 group picture.


The 20th Anniversary Do Re Mi Cookbooks are now on sale for $20 each, if picked up in the Middle Tennessee area.   A copy can be mailed for $25 each.   Email us at for orders and questions.



A historical old school house has been donated to Do Re Mi to house the museum.  A fund has been set up to move the building to the Academy and restore it.  The fund is called the Kelley McClard Long Creek Schoolhouse Fund.  Email for more information or to donate.  Update : The building has been moved to Do Re Mi and renovations have started.  All future donations will be used to renovate the building.

Here is the latest project form the museum. 

"Shape Note Reflections"


We continue to develop the Do Re Mi Shape Note Museum.  Contact us to schedule a visit.  If you have items to lend or donate please email us.

President and Director Key Dillard -


Who wants to take piano lessons?  Do Re Mi will teach piano year round no matter where you live.  We use phone or internet to teach piano no matter where you are.  E-mail us for details.


The Do Re Mi River Retreat


275 Cedar Bluff Road
Hartsville, TN 37074

Plan your next event at the Retreat.  Click HERE for details.


You can now support the Academy on-line.  Click below and remember, all donations are tax deductible. 


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The Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, Inc. operates for the glory and honor of God. The mission is to teach students of all ages to sing Godís music and  play various musical instruments to the best of their ability.  Passed on to the present generation from our forefathers, the shape note method of music reading is used.  The name Do Re Mi represents the seven note syllables of the scale:  Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do.

The purpose of Do Re Mi is to educate, promote and preserve the rich heritage of shape note gospel music utilizing  our theme, "Doing our best for God." Our emphasis is improvement of church music.  We strive to daily follow the spirit of God.  Individuals, special groups (quartets, trios, etc.), as well as entire Church choirs, can improve their performance of gospel  music through the educational offerings of the Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, Inc.  Private lessons assist the beginner and improve performances of the most advanced musician.  Acoustical instrument training is offered, and Bluegrass Gospel is featured.

The core values of the Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, Inc. include education, promotion and preservation of shape note gospel music.  We highly value honoring and glorifying God, seeking and following the leadership of the Holy Spirit, encouraging while never discouraging,  winning the lost to Christ, developing and  maintaining Christian family values while developing new friendships and maintaining old ones.

Browse through our website.   If you need additional assistance, send us an e-mail. If you cannot attend the sessions, please pray for our efforts.

The Do Re Mi Gospel Music Academy, Inc. is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt nonprofit corporation.
All donations are tax deductible.