We’re excited to share that Michael Aldrich, a former performing arts reporter for The Tennessean, is joining TPAC’s News Center team as an arts writer.
The addition of an in-house arts writer to cover the variety of shows presented by the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, the impact of TPAC education and outreach programs, and the work of other arts organizations in Middle Tennessee is an important advancement for TPAC’s nonprofit mission.
Only one other performing arts center in the country is known to have hired a dedicated position for arts writing. We are excited to Michael to our team, and we look forward to creating high-quality content that supports our dynamic performing arts community.
Michael is a recent graduate of Middle Tennessee State University where he studied Public Relations and Marketing and contributed to the school’s paper, Sidelines. He has worked as an intern and performing arts reporter at The Tennessean, and he has experience writing features on TPAC programming and that of other major arts organizations.
He also spent time as a contributing writer for MemoryWell where he interviewed Alzheimer’s patients and family members to document their lives for family keepsakes. In 2012, he served in the AmeriCorps in Texas where he helped to provide summer literacy and other enrichment programming for children in low-income neighborhoods. Plus, he is a songwriter and musician with a deep appreciation of the arts.