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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 […]

Support TPAC at May 2 happy hour event

The Big Payback is a community wide 24-hour giving challenge presented by the Community Foundation that raises money and gives awareness to non-profits in the area. […]

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.

Podcast: ‘Cabaret’ Arts Appetizer

On this Arts Appetizer podcast Richard LeFleur and Anne Marie Snyder from Cabaret alongside country singer JT Hodges discuss everything from what it’s like to be a […]

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.

Anna Gorisch engages students in ArtSmart activity

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.