Free Public Events


The Tennessee Arts Academy offers many events that are free and open to the public. They are listed below. You may find additional information about these events throughout the TAA website. Please contact the TAA office at 615-460-5451 or by email at taa@belmont.edu if you have questions or desire further information.

2019 Tennessee Arts Academy

Schedule of Special Events


All Events Listed Below Are Free and Open to the Public

 

Sunday, July 14, 2019

4:00 – 5:30 PM

OVERTURE

Massey Performing Arts Center, Massey Concert Hall

 

PERFORMANCE

Presidio Brass

Brass Quintet

 

The performance by Presidio Brass is made possible by generous gifts from KHS America; Country

Music Association Foundation; and Sara Savell, in memory of Las Savell.

 

Monday, July 15, 2019

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

PERFORMANCE

Massey Performing Arts Center, Massey Concert Hall

72 STEPS

Nashville Ballet

 

The performance of 72 Stepsby Nashville Ballet is made possible by a generous gift from

Adolph Thornton Jr., aka Young Dolph.

1:20 PM – 2:15 PM

MUSINGS

Massey Performing Arts Center, Massey Concert Hall

Anton Armstrong

Choral Music Conductor

 

The appearance of Anton Armstrong is made possible by a generous

gift from Country Music Association Foundation.

 

4:30 – 6:30 PM

ART EXHIBITION OPENING AND RECEPTION

Leu Art Gallery in the Lila D. Bunch Library

My Blue Heaven

by Susan Bee

May 20–September 6, 2019

 

5:15 PM

Artist Talk with Susan Bee

Leu Art Gallery in the Lila D. Bunch Library

 

My Blue HeavenbySusan Beeis co-sponsored by the Belmont University Department of Art and supported by generous gifts from the Belmont University Department of Art and Solie Fott.

 

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

1:20 PM – 2:15 PM

MUSINGS

Massey Performing Arts Center, Massey Concert Hall

Peter H. Reynolds

Author and Illustrator

 

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

TAA ART EXHIBITION OPENINGS, ART CRAWL AND RECEPTIONS

featuring


Tennessee’s Best of the Best Student Art Exhibition

Gallery 121 in the Leu Center for the Visual Arts

June 24, 2019 – August 9, 2019

 

Connections: Tennessee Art Education Association Member Exhibition

Lobby Gallery in the Leu Center for the Visual Arts

June 24, 2019 – August 9, 2019

 

My Blue Heaven

by Susan Bee

Leu Art Gallery in the Lila D. Bunch Library

 

Belmont Mansion Tours, Dulcimer Concert, High Tea and Reception

Belmont Mansion

1700 Acklen Avenue on the Belmont Campus

 

Gallery of Iconic Guitars Museum

Frederick Hart Studio Museum

First Floor in the Lila D. Bunch Library

 

6:00 PM

STUDENT & TEACHER ARTIST RECOGNITION CEREMONY & RECEPTION

Lobby Gallery in the Leu Center for the Visual Arts

 

TheBest of the BestandConnectionsart exhibitions are co-sponsored by the

Tennessee Art Education Association.


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

TENNESSEE ARTS ACADEMY VISITORS’ DAY

Visitors are welcome to attend classes and activities throughout the day.

(Register in the lobby of the Massey Performing Arts Center to receive a nametag.)

 

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

PERFORMANCE

Massey Performing Arts Center, Massey Concert Hall

Nashville Children’s Theatre

Tuck Everlasting

 

The performance of Tuck Everlastingby Nashville Children’s Theatre is made possible

by a generous gift from Pat and Thane Smith.

 

1:20 PM – 2:15 PM

MUSINGS

Massey Performing Arts Center, Massey Concert Hall

Jeff Calhoun

Director and Choreographer

 

The presentation by Jeff Calhoun is generously sponsored by the Tennessee Book Company.

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

11:20 AM – 11:50 PM

PERFORMANCE

Massey Performing Arts Center, Massey Concert Hall

Sympatico

Percussion Ensemble

 

The performance by Sympatico Percussion Quintet is made possible by a generous gift from Bobby Jean Frost,

in memory of Donna Frost; the Lingner Gift Fund; and Lee Stites, in memory of Marilee Kester Stites.

 

11:45 AM – 1:45 PM

TENNESSEE ARTS ACADEMY VENDOR FAIR, ARTIST MARKET AND CARNIVAL

Curb Event Center Grand Atrium

The Vendor Fair will offer display booths from leading music, theatre and visual art

vendors and arts-related organizations. The Artist Market will feature original art, crafts and jewelry for sale, created by talented TAA artist/participants. Music, balloon making, plenty of snacks,

and a carnival atmosphere will enliven the proceedings.

 

1:50 PM – 2:45 PM

MUSINGS

Massey Performing Arts Center, Massey Concert Hall

Alton Fitzgerald White

Broadway Musical Theatre Performer

 

The appearance of Alton Fitzgerald White throughout the Academy week is made possible

by a generous gift from Pat and  Thane Smith.