Category: 2016 Performance Events

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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Friday June 17 – Art/Film Students go to Watkins College of Art and Film

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film offers a studio-based curriculum, supported by a strong academic foundation. The faculty and staff are committed to a learning-centered environment that challenges the student to engage the mind, train the eye and cultivate talent and skill into an active realization of creative potential. Nashville is a city on the cutting edge of the creative economy and Watkins its shining star in art education. Your training at the college, and experience of the vast opportunities the city affords, will prepare you for a career in your discipline. You will meet legends of the art world, experience...

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Nashville Symphony – Wednesday, June 22 • 7 PM

Wednesday, June 10 • 7 PM MTSU – Wright Music Building, Hinton Hall With seven 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 music....

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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



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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.