Author: TN School for the Arts

Program Short Film "Diminuendo" Selected for 2012 Nashville Film Festival

Nashville, TN – April 12, 2012 – Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts has announced that the ten-minute short film entitled Diminuendo, a touching drama conceived, written, directed, and produced by young film makers who participated in the 2011 summer Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts Film Program, has been selected in the Young Filmmakers Short Category for the 2012 Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) held April 19 – 26, 2012 at the Regal Green Hills Stadium 16 in Nashville. Twelve talented young Tennessee filmmakers were selected to participate in the 2011 GSFTA Film Making program—an intensive four-week program designed...

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GSFTA Alumnus Performs at The Metropolitan Opera in New York

Operatic Tenor and GSFTA alumnus Richard Cox has made a splash in New York City, landing a spot in the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Verdi’s Macbeth. For more on Richard’s work, check out his official website. A former ensemble member at Oper Frankfurt, Mr. Cox appeared in several new productions there, including ‘The Tempest’, ‘Arabella’, ‘Owen Wingrave’, and ‘Das Rheingold’ (which was recorded by Oehms Classics). He also appeared as Florestan in ‘Fidelio’, Peter Quint in ‘Turn of the Screw’, the Bishop of Bujoja in ‘Palestrina’ (also recorded by Oehms Classics), and Aegisth in ‘Elektra’. Other recent opera engagements have...

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About the School

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



For Students who have completed the program.

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.