Archive: May 2015

  1. ‘Zig’ takes world music to Clarksville school

    By Tony Centonze, for The Leaf-Chronicle CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Students at Cumberland Heights Elementary School were treated to a special presentation Friday, an interactive musical journey presented by percussionist Zig Wajler. Wajler performed two shows using a variety of percussion instruments from around the world to demonstrate African, Latin, Jamaican, Native American and other styles of music. He […]

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  2. The National Endowment For The Arts Awards $1,072,700 For Art Projects In Tennessee

    By Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development – In the second major grant announcement of fiscal year 2015, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will make awards to 15 nonprofit art and design organizations in Tennessee totaling $1,072,700. This includes $767,700 awarded through a state partnership agreement with the Tennessee Arts Commission for programs […]

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  3. Keeping the Music Alive

    By Anne B. Pope, Executive Director, Tennessee Arts Commission – This article was originally published in the May 2015 Nashville Arts Magazine. To view full magazine online, click here.  A charter school and an after school academy targeting at-risk-youth are having remarkable success in South Memphis. And it all started with music.  During a 15-year run in […]

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  4. Opera gives arts education an ‘encore’

    The Arts Commission recently received handwritten and colorfully-drawn thank you notes from children who had the opportunity to be enchanted and delighted by the talents and goodwill of the Nashville Opera. View more photos. The Nashville Opera hosts an annual ‘education tour’ that travels throughout Middle Tennessee to bring performances to schools and communities. The […]

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  5. Tennessee Arts Commission holds Creative Placemaking Grant Competition webinar

    By Hal Partlow, Associate Director of Grants – Today, the Arts Commission hosted a webinar on the recently announced Creative Placemaking Grants Competition. With over 40 participants, the webinar proved to be extremely successful in sharing information, as well as starting good conversation about the grant. Watch a recording of the webinar. In recap, the webinar discussed […]

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