Teaching Artists

a Teaching Artist in the classroom

“A teaching artist is a practicing professional artist with the complementary skills and sensibilities of an educator, who engages people in learning experiences in, through, and about the arts.”

– Eric Booth

TPAC’s faculty of outstanding teaching artists apply their professional expertise in the arts and the creative process to lead and originate activities and explorations for TPAC’s arts education programs in schools. Our TAs have the training and experience to tailor their work to each particular age group, program goal, and specific educational partnership.

Disney Musicals in Schools (DMIS) teaching artists apply the magic of Disney to theatre activities that address imagination, creativity, problem-solving, and teamwork in after-school settings.  DMIS artists partner with educators to produce Disney KIDS and Disney JR. musicals, building and supporting sustainable theatre programs in Metro Nashville elementary schools.

Wolf Trap Early Learning Through the Arts teaching artists communicate the wonder and excitement of the arts to three-to-five-year-old children. Wolf Trap artists partner with pre-school teachers to  translate their arts expertise into student activities and teacher strategies that address early childhood developmental goals.

Get to know our TPAC teaching artists.

Are you a professional performing or visual artist who is interested becoming a TPAC teaching artist?

Contact us and choose the “Education & Community Engagement” option. We will respond and let you know if there are upcoming opportunities to join our teaching artists faculty.

Teaching Artists shaking hands
Photo by Mimosa Arts
Teaching Artists
Teaching Artist residencies are essential to TPAC's Disney Musicals in Schools program.
Teacher and Teaching Artist dancing with children in the classroom
Photo by Mimosa Arts