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  1. We’re Looking for the Next Generation of Musical Theater Songwriters

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    By Greg Reiner, Director of Theater and Musical Theater, NEA – Every important lesson in life I learned from musical theater. The musicals we performed over my four years in high school were South Pacific, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, and Into The Woods. I’m not sure that I could recall with any accuracy anything I learned in […]

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  2. Register for TN Poetry Out Loud 2018

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    By Meredith Callis, Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator – Tennessee’s registration for this year’s Poetry Out Loud event is officially OPEN. Poetry Out Loud offers ALL high school students the opportunity to participate in a national event while teaching them meaningful engagement with poetry and public speaking skills. With a structure similar to the National Spelling Bee, […]

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  3. Welcome Meredith Callis to the Team!

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    By Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education – Meredith Callis has joined the Tennessee Arts Commission as Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator. Meredith comes to us from Chattanooga where she worked as a teaching artist in Hamilton County Schools. Most recently, she spent the summer in Boston at the Children’s Art Centre, America’s first and […]

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  4. Commission Continues to Cultivate Arts Essential to Learning

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    By Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education – At the Commission’s fall quarterly meeting, I reported on the continued progress toward Goal 3 of the Commission’s 2015-2019 strategic plan: Thriving TN Arts & Culture. Under Goal 3, Arts Essential to Learning, the Commission’s first objective is to foster arts education for all Tennessee children and youth. […]

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  5. Sculptures and Stories and Snakes, Oh My!

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    By Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education – First-grade students at Beaumont Magnet Academy in Knoxville spent Wednesday morning learning how to create model magic clay snakes with the help of Knoxville-based teaching artist Annamaria Gundlach. Annamaria’s lesson was based around a story written by the artist titled Sammy, the Silent Singing Snake. In addition to creating their […]

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