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Germantown Performing Arts Center

Contact Name: Emily Hefley


1801 Exeter Road
Germantown, Tennessee 38138
United States
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Phone: (901) 751-7665

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Germantown Performing Arts Center (GPAC) https://www.gpacweb.com/gpac/education

GPAC is a multidisciplinary performing arts facility whose mission is to serve the community by presenting the highest quality artistic endeavors to EDUCATE, engage, enrich and transform. Opened in 1994, GPAC is located in the heart of Shelby County and has an acoustically perfect, 868 seat main stage theater, the Watkins Studio Theater, and an outdoor space, The Grove. GPAC presents world-renowned performing artists in a variety of genres, year-round educational activities for all ages, rotating visual art exhibits, and many community events welcoming over 100,000 visitors annually.

Contact Emily Hefley at emily@gpacweb.com

The organization benefits from the infrastructure of a professional organization that possesses a clear direction, strong financial health, professional seasoned staff and a dedicated board of directors. We are an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any prohibited basis including race, color, age, gender, religion, disability, national origin, or veteran status.

Sample Programs Offered

Program Title: School Matinees

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

GPAC connects children, teachers and schools across the Mid-South with the performing arts during exciting weekday performances of music, dance and theater. GPAC student matinees are specifically designed to engage students on a deeper level by exposing them to high-quality performing arts, complementing school curricula and expanding cultural awareness.

Tickets are $6-$8 per student with 1 FREE chaperone ticket per 15 students. Please contact Emily Hefley at emily@gpacweb.com to make a reservation.

Please visit our website for more information and schedule

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Program Title: GPAC Youth Symphony Program

Program Type: Arts Curriculum

Program Description:

The GPAC Youth Symphony program (GYSP) gives opportunities for young musicians across in the Mid South area to perform musical masterworks under the direction of experienced conductors and teachers, to improve upon their technique, learn basic music theory, work with an ensemble and interact with professional guest artists performing at GPAC. With four distinct ensembles, GYSP’s excellent music education fosters musical growth with an emphasis on the interconnectedness of art, music, culture, history and society. Through this program, our students are equipped with the tools to become the next generation of music advocates, educators, performers and patrons.

The GPAC Youth Symphony Program is dedicated to the highest standards of music and is open to career-oriented students as well as those who wish to study music for the pure enjoyment, inherent benefits of and appreciation for the art form. The program is divided into four subsets: The Mozart String Ensemble for students ages 7-12; the Mendelssohn String Orchestra for students ages 12-16; the Wind Ensemble for woodwind, brass and percussion students and the GPAC Youth Symphony Orchestra. The full orchestra consists of strings, winds, brass, percussion, harp and keyboard for advanced students ages 14-19. Students are admitted annually through audition process.

The global pandemic of COVID 19  separated the Germantown Performing Arts Center (GPAC) Youth Symphony Program from physically participating in one of the communities that gives us identity, allows us to express and hone our talents, and provides us physical, mental, and artistic care. Students responded to this event through The Listening Project designed by our Artistic Director, Mr. Jonathan Schallart.

Check out our Fall 2020 Concert Films.

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Program Title: Introduction to Theatre Field Trip

Program Type: Arts Curriculum, Arts Integration, Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

This interactive field trip held at our venue introduces students to the artistic, technical and business side of the performing arts and theater industry. Students take a dance class, learn stage directions, view stage lighting up close and get an backstage tour of the theater. Please contact Jenn King at jenn@gpacweb.com for more information.

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