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The TN Governor’s School for the Arts will be held June 1, 2018 – June 24, 2018

Please note the change in Application deadline date! APPLICATION DUE: NOVEMBER 5th, 2017

AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD @ Middle Tennessee State University ON: JANUARY 13th and JANUARY 14th, 2018 - Please select a date on your student data form.

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Be sure to complete both your Application and the Online Student Data Form.

Students must complete and return their applications to their Guidance Counselor in time for the Guidance Office to postmark applications within the deadline. 


Download the GSFTA Application

Questions? - See the FAQ

Online Student Data Form

Please fill out the Online Data Form after you have completed the .pdf application

 

Our Mission

The 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.

Our Programs:

Dance, Filmmaking, Instrumental Music Program, Vocal Music Program, Theatre, and Visual Art

Our Programs:

Dance

Dance

Governor’s School students learn that dance is inherent to our heritage and world and that of others around us. Students are encouraged to perceive, evaluate, and understand dance as a conveyor of culture.

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Filmmaking

Filmmaking

Filmmaking students are introduced to both the theory and technical aspects of filmmaking. Through lectures, films and hand-on experiences, students will learn the three aspects of filmmaking: pre-production, production, and post-production.

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Instrumental Program

Instrumental Program

The School for the Arts provides educational instruction for students skilled in strings, wind ensemble, piano, and both choral and opera technique..

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Vocal Music

Vocal Music

The School for the Arts provides educational instruction for students skilled in strings, wind ensemble, piano, and both choral and opera technique..

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Theatre

Theatre

The theater school is a program of dedicated and focused study in all areas of theatrical studies, with an emphasis on the process of creating live theatre.

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Visual Art

Visual Art

Visual Arts students learn human understanding, achievement and self-development through the study and practice of visual art.

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GPS Address:

1439 Faulkinberry Drive, Murfreesboro, TN

Google map link here

Mailing Address:

Governor’s School for the Arts 1301 E. Main St. Box 38 Murfreesboro, TN 37132

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TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORM

For Students who have completed the program.


In Memoriam


Tom Lyle Naylor, age 78 of Murfreesboro, died unexpectedly after a short illness February 20, 2017. He was born in Wolbach, Nebraska on May 10, 1938.  He served as director of the Governor’s School for the Arts from its inception in 1985 until 1998.    Read more…


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Area Chairpersons


If you have any questions please contact your area Chairperson.

The Chairpersons are listed below along with the main GSFTA Office contact for general questions.

Please check the FAQ - as your question may be answered there.

Main GSFTA Office

Glenna Robinson

Glenna.Robinson@mtsu.edu


Dance

Chairperson - Laurie Merriman
 
lmerri@ilstu.edu


Music

Vocal / Instrumental

Chairperson - Jerome Reed
 
jerry.reed@lipscomb.edu


Visual Art/Filmmaking

Chairperson -John Ashworth
 
ashworth@mtsu.edu


Theatre

Chairperson - Jeff Gibson
 
 jeff.gibson@mtsu.edu

 

2017 Performance events

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