If you are searching for a community rich in making music

and embracing creativity, look no further than Muscle Shoals. 

As the Recording Capital of the World, Muscle Shoals offers small town living with a big town sound. Our affordable housing, various recreational activities, lack of traffic, and easy access to Nashville and other music cities make the Shoals an appealing option of enjoying a simple way of life. The area has all the amenities a big city has to offer including dining and shopping, parks, arts and culture, golf, music festivals, a well-respected school system, and the Tennessee River for many opportunities of outdoor recreation


Music & Fine Arts Throughout Shoals-Area Schools

Music and Fine Arts play an important role in education throughout Shoals-area schools.  

Florence High School’s “school within a school”, The Florence Academy of Fine Arts, offers a full curriculum to students in nine different Fine Arts disciplines, from music and recording arts, dance, visual and applied arts, to creative writing and theatre. This award-winning program has proven so successful that it has expanded into middle schools as well, allowing more and more area students to participate and grow through fine arts. 

Muscle Shoals High School is the sole public secondary institution in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. MSHS was recently awarded the Blue Ribbon Lighthouse Award for Excellence.

The University of North Alabama offers a degreed Entertainment Industry program that prepares students for careers within the increasingly diverse field of entertainment. This dedicated facility includes two recording studios, a MIDI lab, classrooms and a 450-capacity fully outfitted performance venue.