Memphis-based Visible School today announced it has changed its name to Visible Music College with a comprehensive rebranding effort.

The 10-year-old music and worship arts college is the vision of president Ken Steorts, who left a career as a founding member of the Christian rock band Skillet to start Visible School. Founded in 2000, the now Visible Music College is the only of its kind in the world, boasting an accredited three-year bachelor’s degree and one-year certificate programs in music, music business, worship leadership and music production.

“Our decision to rebrand after 10 years came after much discussion, prayer and planning, and we are all thrilled with the new direction and feel that Visible Music College offers a straightforward name and a clearer picture of who we are,” Steorts said. “With 90 percent of our students coming from outside Memphis, historically from 49 states and 13 countries, we know that Visible Music College will continue to grow and serve those students who are pursuing music on many levels − from performance to worship leadership.”

2011 has been a year of changes for Visible Music College, including breaking ground on renovations to its new Downtown Memphis home at 200 Madison Ave., in which the college will move later this year.


Memphis-based Music College Announces Name Change

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“Our new urban campus will bring our college to a new level of visibility, allowing our students to be involved in the heart of the Memphis music scene and beyond,” Steorts added. “The name change reflects that visibility as a college.”

Visible Music College in Memphis, Tenn., is the vision of founding president Ken Steorts. Started in 2000, Visible Music College is an independent music and worship arts college enrolling more than 100 students per year. Visible Music College educates students interested in careers as musicians, technicians, music business professionals and in music ministry. The accredited college offers a three-year bachelor’s degree and a one-year certificate program, both of which provide an integrated academic, vocational and mentorship-based approach rooted in Christian beliefs. The college plans to move to its new Downtown Memphis campus in fall 2011. For more information, visit


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