TPAC’s ArtSmart and Project Based Learning

There’s a new term that Tennessee educators — and TPAC staff — have begun to use on a regular basis: Project Based Learning (PBL). As the teaching method gains momentum, TPAC Education is uniquely positioned to offer educators opportunities to explore PBL through the arts to more actively engage students in learning. “Great works of art are unique records of…

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Arts education for adults with InsideOut

TPAC Education’s series for adults almost always fills to capacity, dramatizing the demand for experiences inside and out of the live performance. Through TPAC InsideOut, audience members meet artists from Broadway shows. They go into the rehearsal halls of Tennessee Repertory Theatre, Nashville Opera and Nashville Ballet. They enjoy a free lunch over a panel discussion coordinated in partnership with…

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At the “heart” of TPAC’s mission statement

To provide a lifetime of meaningful and relevant experiences in the performing arts. That is the mission statement for the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. And from Head Start classrooms to the biggest Broadway performances, TPAC is dedicated to engaging people of all ages. “Though simply stated, our mission statement reflects TPAC’s commitment to serve children and adults.  Whether they first…

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Lattie Brown: A Lifetime in Arts Education

Lattie Brown attended TPAC Education’s very first performance for student audiences in 1983: The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. Ever since, Lattie has continued her relationship with theatre and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, where she has served as Director of Special Projects since 2000.   Here’s her TPAC story: Q: Does your first experience with TPAC Education stand out?…

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Here’s how you can support TPAC during The Big Payback :

The goal is simple: Inspire our community to come together and contribute to the life-changing work of local non-profit organizations. On May 6, your participation in The Big Payback will help the Tennessee Performing Arts Center continue to provide comprehensive arts education programs throughout Middle Tennessee. The education department at TPAC serves children from pre-school to high school and works…

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Disney Magic

By: TPAC Staff TPAC Education is sharing some of the magic with you this week with new video from Disney Musicals in Schools: At the first DMIS Student Share celebration in Nashville, children from metro elementary schools appeared on the stage of Jackson Hall in May – the exciting finale to the first year of an exclusive pilot project outside of…

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TPAC pilots second year of Disney Musicals In Schools program

Disney Theatrical Group has selected the Tennessee Performing Arts Center to pilot year two of Disney Musicals in Schools, an outreach initiative formerly only available to New York City public schools.

TPAC’s Disney Musicals in Schools (DMIS) trained Teaching Artists are professional theatre artists, musicians, dancers, and live production specialists who apply the magic of Disney to theatre activities that address imagination, creativity, problem-solving, teamwork, communication skills, and so many more goals of classroom learning in after-school settings. TPAC’s DMIS Teaching Artists partner with educators to produce Disney KIDS musicals and create sustainable theatre programs in Metro Nashville elementary schools.

Disney Musicals in Schools Teacher Testimonials from New York and Nashville!