2020 GSFTA Piano Studio

 

GSFTA 2020 Theatre Finale

2020 GSFTA String ensemble

GSFTA PERCUSSION 2020 Beyond Circumstance

 

2020 GSFTA Chorale

GSFTA 2020 Dance

 

2020 GSFTA Chorale

GSFTA 2020 Dance

 

GSFTA 2020 Dance

 

GSFTA 2020 Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Chorale – Nimrod from Enigma Variations – Amicus certus

 

2020 GSFTA Sketchbooks

2020 Governor’s School Visual Arts Gallery

 

GSFTA 2020
Congratulations and Thank you!

 

Opening Day Schedule

10AM-GSFTA GENERAL WELCOME VIDEO PRESENTATION
11:00AM-AREA ZOOM MEETINGS for GSFTA Students
1PM-AREA FACULTY MEETINGS

Welcome.

The TN Governor’s School for the Arts will be held

June 6th, 2020 – June 27th, 2020.

Dear Students and Parents.

I am very pleased to announce that the 2020 Governor’s School for the Arts will be in session this summer, June 6-27. Classroom instruction, Masterclasses and special projects will all be delivered REMOTELY since, as you know, most college campuses are closed at least through July, including our host campus, Middle Tennessee State University.

All areas of the Governor’s will proceed with the online instruction including:
Art
Dance
Film
Music
Theater

Each Area Chairperson and division Coordinators will be in direct contact with you regarding your daily schedule; you should expect to receive this by May 1 and we ask for your patience as planning takes place.

I am also very happy to let you know that you will still receive college credit for completing Governor’s School.

Please call 615-898-2849 or 615-898-2223 for further information. Expect more detailed information from Glenna Robinson in the Governor’s School Office and please be patient as she processes this communication to you.

Dr. Raphael Bundage, Director of the Tennessee Governor’s School

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If you have any questions please contact your area Chairperson or Coordinator.

2020 Governor’s School for the Arts virtual faculty meeting.

Dance

 
Chairperson – Laurie Merriman
lmerri@ilstu.edu

Theater

Theater Chairperson – Jeff Gibson
Theater Coordinator – Katie Goodwin
Katie.Goodwin@mtsu.edu

 

Visual Art and Filmmaking

Chairperson – John Ashworth
John.Ashworth@mtsu.edu

Music

Chairperson – Dr. Jerome Reed
Jerry.Reed@lipscomb.edu
Audition Coordinator – John Tyler McDonald
gsftamusic@gmail.com

We are delighted that you will be joining us for the 2020 Governor’s School program. We congratulate each of 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

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.

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..

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..

Contact

CONTACT / DIRECTIONS GPS Address for the School for the Arts: 1439 Faulkinberry Drive, Murfreesboro, TN 37130 615-898-2223  Google map link here For questions or general information on the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts, please fill out the contact form...

Alumni Survey

Hello ALUMNI of the TENNESSEE GOVERNOR”S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS! Celebrating GSFTA 30th ANNIVERSARY! 1984-2014   Please aid the Governor's School by filling out the Alumni Survey below.  Thank you.  All your information will be kept confidential. We may contact you...

Visual Art

Visual Art

Visual Arts students learn human understanding, achievement and self-development through the study and practice of visual art.

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.

Employment

Employment Opportunities Work with the Artists of Tomorrow We are beginning the process of hiring for the next session of the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts. Counselor positions are available in all areas of concentration; Dance, Filmmaking,...

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Link - General Tennessee Governor’s Schools FAQ The TN Governor’s School for the Arts will be held June 6 - June 27, 2020. Please note the change in Application deadline date! APPLICATION DUE: December 1, 2019. Who is eligible?...

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

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For Students who have completed the program.


Music Audition Coordinator
John McDonald
Contact Here


Theatre Audition Coordinator
Darren Levin
Contact Here


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Area Chairpersons


If you have any questions please contact your area Chairperson.

The Chairpersons are listed below along with the main GSFTA Office contact for general questions.

Please check the FAQ - as your question may be answered there.

Main GSFTA Office

Glenna Robinson

Glenna.Robinson@mtsu.edu


Dance

Chairperson - Laurie Merriman
 
lmerri@ilstu.edu


Music

Vocal / Instrumental

Chairperson - Jerome Reed
 
reedja@lipscomb.edu


Visual Art/Filmmaking

Chairperson -John Ashworth
 
ashworth@mtsu.edu


Theatre

Chairperson - Jeff Gibson
 
 jeff.gibson@mtsu.edu

 

Alumni News

Our Programs

  • 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.Read More »
  • 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..Read More »
  • 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..Read More »
  • Visual Art

    Visual Art

    Visual Arts students learn human understanding, achievement and self-development through the study and practice of visual art.Read More »
  • 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.Read More »
  • 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.Read More »

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 summer intensive 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.

Our Programs:

Dance, Filmmaking, Instrumental Music Program, Vocal Music Program, Theatre, and Visual Art

 

 

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