Arts Leadership & Admin.

The goal of the Arts Leadership and Administration track (ALAA) is to inspire and empower participants to support and advance arts education. The ALAA track is designed to connect teachers, school and district leaders, program directors, and others who are interested in active arts education leadership.


Daily Core Classes

Instructors: Dru Davison and Amanda Galbraith

Participants will engage in practical and thought-provoking sessions that connect contemporary arts research and trends to targeted arts initiatives at multiple levels within schools, districts, and beyond. Content will be explored through field experiences that include visits to content sessions throughout the Academy to observe from the perspective of an arts leader. Numerous interactive discussions and webinars with state and national leaders are also part of the innovative curriculum. 


Please check back regularly for updates and information about the 2019 Tennessee Arts Academy.

Seminars and Webinars

All participants will engage in special seminars and interactive webinars throughout the week.


How the Arts Can Enhance and Create Your Brand and Attract Opportunities for Funding

Seminar Instructor: David S. Leong

Beyond creative power, emotion, and beauty, the arts are transformative and for some, even life-saving. In this unique webinar conversation, theatre educator and Broadway veteran David Leong will share his experience integrating theatre into the fields of medicine, nursing, healthcare, and business as a way to enhance their brands and create additional opportunities for funding.


Data for Progress

Seminar Instructor: Robert B. Morrison

Participants in this session will learn about the exciting work happening across the nation to measure and expand arts access for all students. Participants will be challenged to consider the connections between targeted data collection, advocacy, and program accountability.


Paradigm Shifts in Music and Arts Leadership

Webinar Instructor: Mackie V. Spradley

This session will provide participants with the opportunity to reflect on how to use their personal experiences, education, and passion as a framework for their music and arts leadership efforts.