2015 GSFTA students – please click the link above and let us know your thoughts.
We are delighted that you will be joining us this 2015 Governor’s School program. We congratulate you and your family for receiving this honor.
Many plans are underway for you this summer. You will have the chance to work with some of the best faculty and professionals from around the world. There will be incredible artists in each discipline that will open new doors and new ways of thinking about your art and collaborations. Many faculty and professionals will become mentors throughout your lives.
As we continue to plan on making this the best experience for each of you; also you will have plans to make. You will be receiving information between now and the beginning of the school that will explain what is expected from you.
Again, congratulations! Check the website, your email, and regular mail for communications and numbers where you may reach the chairs and production coordinators in your area if you need additional information.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Raphael Bundage – Director of GSFTA
May 31st, 2015 Student Registration Day Schedule for Governor’s School for the Arts is as Follows:
Art, Dance, Filmmaking, and Theatre Students – 9:30 a.m. (Location: Wright Music Building)
Music Students – 11:00 a.m. (Location: Wright Music Building)
Orientation for All Areas – 2:00 p.m. (Location: Tucker Theatre)
2015 Preformance Events
Monday, June 1 – 7 PM MTSU – Wright Music Building, Hinton Hall Soprano Holli Harrison is a Chattanooga native and MTSU alumna who is forging an exciting career that has taken her from Glimmerglass and Chautauqua to the Metropoli-tan Opera. Acclaimed baritone Jeffrey Williams was a 2014 Nashville Opera Mary Ragland Young Artist and →
Thursday, June 4 – 7 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 →
Friday, June 5 – 7 PM MTSU – Tucker Theatre, Boutwell Dramatic Arts Building The Caixa Trio—Julie Hill, Julie Davila, and Amy Smith—is a professional percussion ensemble based in Tennessee. Formed in 2000, the group takes its name from the caixa, or snare drum, used in escolas de samba in Brazil. The trio’s repertoire includes →
Monday, June 8 – 7 PM MTSU – Wright Music Building, Hinton 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 →
Tuesday, June 9 – 7 PM MTSU – Tucker Theatre, Boutwell Dramatic Arts Building Damien Horne is a young, Southern-born musician and songwriter. Discovered on Nashville’s 2nd Avenue by John Rich, he was invited to join the MuzikMafia, where he honed his skills as an artist. He has collaborated and per-formed with Melissa Manchester, Bon →
Wednesday, June 10 • 7 PM MTSU – Wright Music Building, Hinton Hall With seven Grammy® wins, Nashville Symphony is one of the most active recording orchestras in the country. Eighty-five members strong under the music direction of Giancarlo Guerrero, the group is committed to engaging people of all ages by exploring and creating music.
Thursday, June 11 • 7 PM MTSU – Wright Music Building, Hinton Hall This perennial festival has been bringing exciting musical and dance groups from over 50 countries to Murfreesboro since 1982. Coordinated by the International Folkloric So-ciety, the festival helps promote and preserve international cultural heritage with a primary focus on the arts.
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.