FALL Contemporary | Aerial | Dance – Wednesday, June 7

DANCE STUDENT FIELDTRIP Wednesday, June 7 abrasivemedia, Houston station, Nashville Fall is a contemporary dance company that incorporates aerial dance (hanging from the ceiling), site-specific work (climbing on things that are not typically climbed on), traditional dance elements (usually with one foot on the ground), and collaborations with other artists to make innovative, exciting and unexpected...

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Nashville Symphony – Friday, June 9 • 7 PM

Nashville Symphony Friday, June 9 • 7 pm ALL-SCHOOL CONVOCATION MTSU – Wright music Building, Hinton Hall With several Grammy® wins, Nashville symphony is one of the most active recording orchestras in the country. Eighty-five members strong under the music direction of Giancarlo Guerrero, the group is committed to engaging people of all ages by exploring and creating...

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International Folkfest – Monday, June 12 – 7 PM

Monday, June 12 – 7 pm MASTERCLASS MTSU– Tucker Theatre, Boutwell Dramatic arts Building celebrate the cultures of lithuania, canada, mexico, and the United states with visiting musical and dance groups including Ballet Folklorico de los angeles, mariachi Garibaldi, the west coast’s premiere mariachi ensemble, and Tennessee’s own cripple creek...

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Art & Film at Watkins – Friday, June 16

Friday, June 16 ART AND FILM STUDENT FIELD TRIP Watkins college of art, Design & Film, Nashville visit the ultra-creative Watkins campus to see what some of the area’s most talented film and art students are making in these exciting fields http://www.watkins.edu/ What we now know as Watkins College of Art, Design & Film has roots in the generosity and vision of one man:  Samuel Watkins (1794-1880), a self-made entrepreneur and philanthropist, orphaned at the age of 4, who lacked any formal education. In his will he left $100,000 and property in the center of Nashville for the establishment...

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Former GSFTA Music student Anighya Crocker wins national recognition

Former GSFTA Music Student and 1st place winner in the 2016 National Orpheus Vocal Music Competition has just racked up another 1st.     Anighya Crocker became the first ever Springfield High School National Future Business Leaders of America winner when he placed 1st in the Nation in Impromptu Speaking at the annual competition in Atlanta, Georgia. The competition, held from June 29-July 3, included students from all over the United States along with Canada, China, Puerto Rico, Guam, etc. for a total of over 12,000 in attendance.  Crocker, along with two SHS classmates participated in the event. Anighya competed Thursday...

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Mezzo-soprano MaryAnn McCormick – 2016 Artist in Residence

Internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano MaryAnn 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.

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About the School

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



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.

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