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  1. POL State Competition Returns to Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

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    By Meredith Callis, Arts Education Project Coordinator – Tennessee’s state finals for Poetry Out Loud 2018, the national poetry recitation contest for high school students, will be held for the second time at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on March 10th. Students will recite classic and contemporary poems of their choice in a competition style similar to that […]

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  2. Frist Center’s Martin ArtQuest Gallery Makes Way for 21st Century Learning

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    By Ann Talbott Brown, Director of Arts Education This article originally appeared in the January 2018 issue of Nashville Arts Magazine. The Frist Center for the Visual Arts begins renovation of the Martin ArtQuest Gallery (MAQ) this month. Since its opening in 2001, MAQ has served more than 1.5 million visitors of all ages by providing […]

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  3. Memphian brings African American history to life through music

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    BY ERYN TAYLOR and MARKOVA REED, Posted 5:57 a.m., December 7, 2017, WREG News Channel 3 Memphis – It’s an interactive history lesson that takes students on a journey through generations and genres of music. “We span this history of African American music from the field song all the way through jazz, blues, rock and roll on into hip […]

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  4. Reflections From A TN Teaching Artist

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    By Elizabeth Davidson, TN Teaching Artist – On the occasion of their 50th anniversary, I was asked if I might write something about my experience with the Tennessee Arts Commission as one of their teaching artists. It is with great pleasure that I do. In 2006 I had finally finished writing the last draft of […]

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  5. High School Students Discover Self-Confidence through the Power of Poetry

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    by Meredith Callis, Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator This article was originally published in the December 2017 issue of Nashville Arts Magazine.  When considering high school activities that typically ignite students’ school spirit, we tend to recall the rush of a campus-wide pep rally or the sound of the school band playing from the bleachers of […]

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