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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All School Convocation – Joe Castillo: SandStory – Thursday, June 9 – 7 PM

All School Convocation  Thursday, June 9 – 7 PM MTSU – Tucker Theatre, Boutwell Dramatic Arts Building 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 amaz-ing live art presentation he calls “SandStory.” Drawing in sand on a light table, he creates awe-inspiring, fluid illus-trations for large audiences using projection....

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June 10, Friday – Theatre/Dance Students Trip to TPAC: If/Then Performance

If/Then is a contemporary Broadway musical about living in New York today – and all the possibilities of tomorrow. With unforgettable songs and a deeply moving story by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning creators of Next to Normal, this “fascinating, ambitious, and original new musical” (New York Post) simultaneously follows one woman’s two possible life paths, painting a deeply moving portrait of the lives we lead, as well as the lives we might have led.  “Thrilling! The best musical of the year.” – New York Magazine  “A smart, deeply touching and big-hearted new musical. Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s score...

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STAR TREK: INTO THE DARKNESS MOVIE @ SCHEMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER Following last summer’s sold-out performance of Star Trek Live in Concert, Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise return to the Schermerhorn to battle their nemesis Khan in the thrilling sequel. Boldly go where no one has gone before and experience Star Trek: Into Darkness in stunning high-definition while your Nashville Symphony performs Michael Giacchino’s epic score live.  ...

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Metropolitan Opera Mezzo Soprano Mary Ann McCormick – Tuesday, June 14th – 7:00 PM

Mary Ann McCormick – Recital – With Amy Tate Williams and John Kramar Tuesday, June 14th – 7:00 PM MTSU – Wright Music Bldg., Hinton Hall 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.  She has also performed Maddalena in Rigoletto under Daniele Gatti at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna and with Seattle Opera and Gluck’s Alceste under Bruno Bartoletti at the Teatro Regio di Parma. Her...

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Bobby Mitchell – GSFTA Alumnus – performing at Bargemusic

A review of Bobby Mitchell performing at Bargemusic. Bobby was a Governor’s School piano student who went to Eastman, then did graduate work in the Netherlands.  “Ending the first half was the last of the world premieres, Fred Rzewski’s Winter Nights, three related pieces written for pianist Bobby Mitchell. These are surprising works. Before he played, Mitchell remarked that they might be seen as indicating a late style, and they do go against type. While there are flashes of Rzewski’s virtuosic fire, the music is quiet, slow, spare, impressionistic, shining frigidly like streetlights off new-fallen snow. The piece compiles an intriguing...

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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.

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