Arts & Culture


Fri July 6, 2012
Arts & Culture

Tennessee Arts Academy Set to Debut!

The Tennessee Arts Academy, the nation's premier summer professional development institute for arts education, will officially open on July 8, 2012. Three hundred K-12 public and private school teachers from across the state have been chosen to attend the weeklong session. A program of the Tennessee Department of Education, the Academy has been held annually since 1987 on the campus of Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.  


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Tue July 3, 2012
Arts & Culture

2nd Annual Whitworth Buchanan Middle School STAR Performance Camp

Murfreesboro, TN- The second annual STAR camp will be held at WBMS on July 23-27 for rising 6th -8th graders from ANY school or county in the state. There will be 5 days filled with singing, music, rhythm and stage training from several prominent guest clinicians, Ms. Amy Fausnaught, and Ms. Vera Warrick. Express yourself through performance and learn how to connect with your audience and capture the spotlight. Learn how to audition or just be comfortable in a group! Registration starts at 8:00 on Monday, July 23, $125. The day(s) will begin at 8:00 and end at 3:00.

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Thu June 14, 2012
Arts & Culture

New MTSU Grant Will Create Online Research Guide to Tennessee Music

A new research grant for the Center for Popular Music at MTSU will help end those “what was that song about Tennessee  …?” debates before they start.

A $6,700 grant from the Tennessee Historical Records Advisory Board is helping the CPM produce “’My Homeland’: A Research Guide to Songs About Tennessee” over the next four months. The project will identify and preserve a unique collection of songs about Tennessee held in the Center’s archives and make them accessible online.

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Fri June 1, 2012
Arts & Culture

MTSU-Created Documentary Part of PBS ‘Pa’s Fiddle’ Package

Dr. Dale Cockrell, director of MTSU's Center for Popular Music and co-producer of "Pa's Fiddle: American Music," poses for a photo before filming begins for the PBS special at the Loveless Barn. (MTSU photo by Andy Heidt)

ublic-television supporters and Little House on the Prairie enthusiasts nationwide can own a piece of musical history with MTSU’s imprint beginning Sunday, June 3.

That’s when Nashville Public Television, NPT, and more than 175 other Public Broadcasting Service member stations will begin airing “Pa’s Fiddle: The Music of America” and offering DVDs and CDs of the old-time music performances as June pledge-drive member gifts.

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Thu May 31, 2012
Arts & Culture

Governor’s School for the Arts Slated June 3-29 at MTSU

Nearly 250 rising high-school juniors and seniors from across Tennessee will be attending the 2012 Governor’s School for the Arts June 3 until June 29 at Middle Tennessee State University.

Program concentrations will include dance, music, visual arts, filmmaking and theatre. Participants will be arriving Sunday morning, June 3, registering and checking into campus dormitories.

One of the featured highlights will be a Tuesday, June 5, 7 p.m. performance by internationally acclaimed ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro. The public is invited and tickets are $30.

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