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2018 Spotlight Awards winners

Tiyanna Gentry, Sevon Askew win top honors at 2018 Spotlight Awards, will compete at Jimmy Awards in June

Tiyanna Gentry of Hillsboro High School and Sevon Askew of Central Magnet High School will travel to New York in June for the Jimmy Awards.

Lions, tigers and bears… Oh my! Disney Musicals in Schools student share brings magic to TPAC

This year, 27 Metro Schools participated in Disney Musicals in Schools with more than 1,200 students creating musical productions at their schools.

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And the nominees for the 2018 Spotlight Awards are…

Best Actress and Best Actor finalists for the 2018 Spotlight Awards, featuring students from Middle Tennessee and East Tennessee high schools, include Tiyanna Gentry of Hillsboro High School (Davidson), […]

Nashville’s John Overton High School receives NBC ‘R.I.S.E.’ grant

NBC recently announced the 50 schools that will receive their R.I.S.E. grant, giving $10,000 to school theatre departments around the country. Out of over 1,000 schools […]

Miya Robertson with her students

Miya Robertson named Teacher of the Year for 2018

Miya Robertson, a drama teacher at Gower Elementary School in Nashville, is Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s 2018 Teacher of the Year. Presented each year, the award honors an educator who uses the arts to inspire learning, build community, and foster excellence in teaching.

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Students from 26 Tennessee high schools to participate in 2018 Spotlight Awards

Talented students from 26 Tennessee high schools are seizing an opportunity to improve their skills and be recognized for theatrical and musical talent as part of the fifth annual Nashville High School Musical Theater Awards, or Spotlight Awards.

Teaching artist and teachers engage students

Teaching artists play leading role in creative learning for students and teachers

In a lively preschool classroom in Nashville, children eagerly pick up their pretend paint buckets and use imaginary brushes to paint triangles, circles, and squares in the air. They follow the lead of Holly Cannon-Hesse, one of dozens of teaching artists who play a leading role in TPAC’s educational outreach.

East End students perform at Student Share

Annual report highlights new works, new programs and $72 million in economic impact

TPAC’s 2016-17 Annual Report to the Community highlights several new, even historic, steps made last year and the nonprofit’s commitment to keeping pace with Nashville’s dramatic growth. TPAC presented 474 performances, welcomed 350,728 audience members, served 42,944 children and adults, and had an economic impact of more than $72 million.