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The TN Governor’s School for the Arts will be held June 4th, 2017 – June 29, 2017

Note: Honors Recital information for Instrumentalists and Vocalists

 

We are delighted that you will be joining us this 2017 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

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.

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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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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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…


GPS Address:

1439 Faulkinberry Drive, Murfreesboro, TN

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Mailing Address:

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

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Area Chairpersons


If you have any questions please contact your area Chairperson.

The Chairpersons are listed below:

Theatre

Production Coordinator - Justin Durham    Justin.Durham@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  

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