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The TN Governor’s School for the Arts will be held June 5, 2016 – June 29, 2016

Note – Audition times have not yet been published for the Governor’s School

Please note the change in Application deadline date! APPLICATION DUE: NOVEMBER 6, 2015

2016 Student application

Click above to download the 2016 Application


2016 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.

Tennesse Governor’s School for the Arts – Promotional Video

Our Programs:


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.

Instrumental Music

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

Vocal Music

Students in vocal music take classes in theory, conducting, improvisation, and participate in large and small vocal ensembles in choral music and opera workshop.


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.


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.

Visual Arts

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