Archive: May 2017

  1. Tennessee teacher selected for national symposium

    Congratulations to Rita Black for 13 years of service in General Music and Choir and recipient of 2017 Yale Distinguished Music Educator Award From The Yale School of Music – Rita Black teaches music in Nashville, where she is a school leader, mentors pre-service teachers, directs theater and choir, and presents workshops for educators. She holds a […]

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  2. NEA Webinar on Increasing Access to Arts Education in Rural Areas

    Public webinar on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 3:00–4:00 p.m. ET By Liz Auclair, Public Affairs, NEA – With nearly one-third of public elementary and secondary schools in America rural, how do we ensure that students in these areas receive access to arts education and how can arts education help to strengthen these communities? The National […]

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  3. Inspiring Students with Disney Musicals in Schools

    By Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education – Tropical birds, monkeys, alley cats, and lions buzzed with energy in Jackson Hall at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) as students from Metro Nashville Public Schools eagerly anticipated performing as part of the Disney Musicals in Schools program. The event featured hundreds of students from six […]

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  4. Mapping Teacher Training in Tennessee

    by Ann Talbott Brown, Director of Arts Education Tennessee Arts Commission – May means school is almost out for the summer. End-of-year music concerts, annual school revues, culminating art shows, and school open houses are coming to a close. Students and educators alike are preparing for some much-deserved time for play and relaxation. However, as any […]

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