The GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL for the ARTS
June 2nd- 28th, 2013
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.
2013 Performance Events
Nashville Opera - Monday, June 3rd – 7:00 PM
The Nashville Opera Association is a professional opera company in Nashville, Tennessee and is a member of OPERA America.
GSFTA MUSIC FACULTY ENSEMBLE – Wednesday, June 5th – 7:00 PM
Wednesday, June 5th – 7:00 PM MTSU – Wright Music Bldg., Hinton Hall
Mike Loudermilk - Monday, June 10th – 7:00 PM
Mike Loudermilk has been making music most of his life. He started his musical career when his first song, an instrumental, was recorded by guitar legend Chet Atkins, who invited him to Nashville to play on the session.
Mary Ann McCormick - Tuesday, June 11th – 7:00 PM
Internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Mary Ann McCormick has been hailed in the press as “charismatic”,”spell-binding”, and “elegant”. Her international credits include Isabella in L’italiana in Algeri at La Scala, Azucena in Il trovatore at the Teatro Regio Torino, and First Maid in Elektra with Christoph von Dohnanyi at the Opéra National de Paris.
Nashville Ballet -
Wednesday, June 12th – 7:00 PM
Since its founding in 1986, Nashville Ballet has grown to become the largest professional ballet company in Tennessee…
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 amazing ‘live art’ presentation he calls “SandStory.”
Master Class with the Maestro GIANCARLO GUERRERO - June 17th 7pm
Giancarlo Guerrero is Music Director of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra (NSO) and concurrently holds the position of Principal Guest Conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra Miami Residency. Last year, he led the Nashville Symphony to a GRAMMY® win for a second consecutive year with their recording of American composer Joseph Schwantner’s Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra.
Stoney Westmoreland and Benim Foster - Actors - Saturday, June 22nd – 7:00 PM
Stoney Westmoreland grew up in Kingsport, Tennessee and attended the Governor’s School for the Arts in 1987. Benim Foster’s credits include Broadway’s Barefoot in the Park and Twelve Angry Men among others. Together Stoney and Benim will be performing The Zoo Story for the Governor’s School for the Arts this summer.