Arts & Culture

On Monday, May 18th, 2015, at a ceremony at Yale School of Music, Naxos Chairman and owner Klaus Heymann was presented with the prestigious Samuel Simons Sanford Award. Previous winners include Yo-Yo Ma, Mstislav Rostropovich, Isaac Stern, Alfred Brendel, Emanuel Ax, Marilyn Horne, Sherrill Milnes, Aaron Copland, Pierre Boulez, Sir George Solti, Eugene Ormandy and Juilliard President Joseph Polisi.

An acclaimed alumnus, a past winner, neighbors and friends will help MTSU celebrate the 14th annual Tennessee Guitar Festival and International Competition May 27-30 on campus alongside some of the world's best young guitarists in concerts and master classes.

Each evening’s concert will begin at 8 p.m. in Hinton Hall inside the university’s Wright Music Building.

Natasha Kam, a student at Whitworth Buchanan Middle School, has been selected for the 2015 Middle School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall.  She will perform as a Alto at Carnegie Hall on June  27, 2015 with the Honors Junior Choir.  Participation in one of the three Honors Ensembles is limited to the highest rated middle school performers from across North America and select schools internationally.

The Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) announces the appointment of Dr. Nola Jones to its 2014-15 Board of Directors, replacing the seat left vacant by Dr. Kathleen Airhart.

Dr. Jones is the Coordinator of Visual and Performing Arts for Metro Nashville Public Schools, where she provides instructional supervision of 400 professional arts education specialists, curriculum planning and implementation of “Music Makes Us,” the public/private partnership between MNPS, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, and music industry and community leaders.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (FOLLETT)  --  The 46th annual Nashville Film Festival screened over 285 films at Regal Green Hills from April 16-25.  The documentary Rosenwald, a special presentation by the Nashville Jewish Film Festival, demonstrates how a Chicago philanthropist built over 5,000 schools in the South, including 350 in Tennessee.