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.
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.
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.
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.