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Music Core Sessions
The Academy Music division encompasses the broad spectrum of choral, instrumental, and general music. Separate tracks are offered in Elementary Music, Instrumental Music, and Choral Music. The prestigious faculty members are gathered from around the country and use their expertise to help participants enhance their musical skills and renew their enthusiasm for teaching. All of it combines to provide cutting-edge training, community, and renewal.
Theatre Core Sessions
The Academy Theatre division combines practical and creative elements to expand the teacher's ability to interpret curriculum in exciting new ways. Arts Integration, Creative Drama, and Movement is the focus area for the Elementary/Lower Middle Theatre sessions. The Upper Middle/Secondary Theatre sessions explore various theatre interest areas. Prestigious instructors from around the country provide stimulating class sessions that reflect a mix of classroom, stage, and performance techniques, coupled with current trends and the latest research in arts education.
Visual Art Core Sessions
The Tennessee Arts Academy Visual Art division explores art from the perspective of production, history, criticism, and aesthetics. Nationally recognized instructors, whose work has influenced current educational practice and theory, are gathered from around the country to provide stimulating and practical instruction. The class sessions reflect a mix of skills-based training, coupled with current trends and the latest research in art education.
Arts Leadership and Administration Core Sessions
The Academy’s Arts Leadership and Administration division (ALAA) aims to inspire and empower participants to support and advance arts education. ALAA connects teachers, school and district leaders, program directors, and others who are interested in active arts education leadership. Practical and thought-provoking daily sessions link contemporary arts research and trends to targeted arts initiatives at multiple levels within schools, districts, and beyond. Numerous interactive discussions with state and national leaders are also part of the innovative curriculum.
Daily Core Session
Trio Track Core Sessions
Trio Track is a unique division of the Academy that provides participants with a daily multidisciplinary experience in three distinct arts areas. Trio Track participants attend a pre-designated class in music, theatre, and visual art during the Academy week. The experience allows the participants to enjoy complete immersion in one topic for each arts discipline each day.