McCallie is an All-Boys Private Boarding School and Day School, a Christian-based College Prep School. 
McCallie seeks out and accepts boys from all ethnic, racial, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds and places a high value on a diverse student body.

Performing Arts

No department is a more powerful example of the benefits of a boys school than the music department. At McCallie boys sing, play classical guitar, compose music, play in the orchestra or wind ensemble.

After exposing students to the basics in skills and ideas, McCallie boys have a wide variety of opportunities to follow their artistic passions. The faculty of the music department encourages all ranges of ability and believes that through practice and study all boys can acquire the skills to be proficient musicians.

Students and alumni frequently acknowledge that they participated in music in ways they would never have considered in a coeducational environment. On the Ridge, however, they feel more free to explore and nurture their curiosity and interest in music, be it through their voice or through another instrument.


Meet the Faculty

Michael Ake

Michael Ake

Titles: Music Department Head, Music Teacher
Degrees: B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
M.M., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Brent Alverson

Brent Alverson

Titles: Director of Instrumental Music, Music Teacher
Degrees: B.S., Tennessee Temple University
M.Ed., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Stevie Ray Dallimore

Stevie Ray Dallimore

Titles: Director of Theater, Fine Arts Teacher
James Harr

James Harr

Class of 1992
Titles: Director of Choral Programs, Music Teacher
Degrees: B.A., Rhodes College
M.A., Washington University
D.M.A, University of Memphis
Michael McCallie

Michael McCallie

Titles: Director of Guitar Programs
Degrees: Bachelor of Music, Stetson University
Master of Music, Yale University
PhD, Florida State University

Holly Morse-Ellington

Titles: Adjunct Drama Assistant

Nichole Pitts

Titles: Strings Instructor
Degrees: Bachelor of Music Education, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Master of Music Education, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Jason Tinney

Titles: Adjunct Drama Assistant