Celebrating Thirty Years! 1984-2014
Our MissionThe Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts exists to provide high quality arts education for gifted and talented high school students in the state of Tennessee.
The pre-professional summer curriculum includes individual and group instruction designed to help each student explore and develop his or her talents in music, ballet, theatre, filmmaking, and visual art. About four hours a day, six days a week are spent working in the major area of concentration. If you are a former student, visit the Governor’s School Alumni Center.
The Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts is a month long summer program for rising 11th and 12th grade students in Tennessee. Administered by the State Department of Education, we offer study programs in art, dance, filmmaking, theatre, and music.
Students are selected in competitive auditions during the months of January or February. Those eligible are Tennessee residents who attend public, private and home schools within the state.
Questions? – Contact Us.
Alexander joins MTSU in welcoming Governor’s School in 30th year June 6, 2014 by MTSU News and Media Relations For almost three decades, the Governor’s School for the Arts has nurtured the “creative spark” of young Tennesseans with a love for music, theatre, visual arts, dance and filmmaking. As the program kicked off its 30th →
2014 Performance Events
Monday, June 2 – 7:00 PM MTSU – Wright Music Building, Hinton Hall Nashville Opera On Tour’s fully staged children’s operas introduce students to the art form and also serve as train-ing for the young performers, as they are studying and be-ginning careers in opera. John Davies’ contemporary retelling of Billy Goats Gruff tackles the →
The Music Faculty Ensemble Wednesday, June 4 – 7:00 PM MTSU – Wright Music Building, Hinton Hall The Governor’s School Music faculty will present an evening of concerto compositions by Milhaud, Finzi, and Bach. Featured soloists include David Loucky, Todd Waldecker, Mark Reneau, Deanna Hahn-Little & Jerome Reed. Milhaud–Concerto d’hiver for trombone Finzi–Bagatelles for clarinet and →
Thursday, June 5 – 6:30 PM MTSU – Tucker Theatre, Boutwell Dramatic Arts Building A native of Mexico City, Joe Castillo grew up in a bi-lingual home, surrounded by art and the cosmopolitan culture of an international city. His latest art adventure is the amaz-ing live art presentation he calls “SandStory.” Drawing in sand on →
Thursday, June 5 – 7:30 PM MTSU – Tucker Theatre, Boutwell Dramatic Arts Building Carolina Ballet is one of America’s premiere arts organizations. Launched as a professional dance company in 1997 under the direction of Artistic Director/CEO Robert Weiss, Carolina Ballet has garnered critical praise from national and international media, staged 80 world premiere ballets, →
Monday, June 11 – 7:00 PM MTSU – Tucker Hall Adam Trent can’t remember a time when he wasn’t performing, cultivating his own original brand of illusion since the young age of nine! He has been described as “Justin Timberlake meets David Copperfield,” blending dancing and singing to his own original pop music with innovative →
Saturday, June 21 – 7:00 pm MTSU – Wright Music Building, Hinton Hall Giancarlo Guerrero is music director of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and principal guest conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra Miami Residency. In 2012, he led the Nashville Symphony to a GRAMMY® win for a second consecutive year with their recording of Joseph Schwantner’s →