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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.

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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.

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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.

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Youth Awakened (Nashville Arts)

The great joy of learning lies in discovery. Since its inception, TPAC’s ArtSmart has enriched classroom curriculum and helped students discover the tools they need to have a meaningful encounter with a live arts experience. This deeper drive is facilitated by TPAC teaching artists at no cost to schools.

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Five Metro schools join TPAC’s Disney Musicals in Schools community

We’re pleased to announce that five new schools have been selected to participate in the 2017-18 Disney Musicals in Schools program! The program is an initiative developed by […]

“School Patrol” explores TPAC Education’s TechShop for teachers

“Now that school is back in session, there are many fond memories of summer camp. But as you’ll see in this week’s School Patrol, while one of […]

Q&A with Babs Rector

“I cannot tell you how much I grew as a teacher and a patron of the arts by participating in ArtSmart,” wrote Babs Rector on the […]

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Award-winning play for students explores change, personal loss

Respect for the intelligence and sophistication of students attending TPAC performances is “square one” for Sherri Leathers as she builds the annual HOT Season for Young […]