Academy News and Notes!
SUNDAY, JULY 11, 2021

Each day this week, TAA will provide all participants with an update filled with News and Notes, reflecting on what you have learned and anticipating what is in store.

Let us know if you have any news, observations, or information to share that we can include in the daily newsletter. This will keep everyone up to date and will help make sure that we can stay in touch with our entire TAA Community!

Please email any information you would like to include to
Sunday Schedule

Getting Started
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Please log on to the virtual TAA website early to make sure your account is active and functional. Please contact the TAA office at or by calling (615) 460-5451 if you have any technical issues. TAA staff will be available to assist you starting at 12 noon.
TAA Opening Celebration and
Performance Featuring Steven Banks
Live on ZOOM
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Get ready to kick off the 2021 Tennessee Arts Academy with TAA's Opening Celebration and Performance. The afternoon will include a dazzling concert featuring classical saxophonist Steven Banks, a preview of the week ahead, and an opportunity to meet faculty and fellow members of the Academy. The event begins promptly at 2:30 PM. See you there!!

The appearance of Steven Banks is made possible by a generous gift from the Country Music Association Foundation and Sara Savell, in memory of Las Savell.
Content Area Orientation Meetings 
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Following the Opening Celebration and Performance, all participants will be separated into content area groups, receive group assignments, and meet faculty and fellow participants.
The mission of the Tennessee Arts Academy is to provide exceptional quality professional development, arts training, support, encouragement, information and renewal to K-12 teachers and to promote and honor the role of the arts in the lives of all Tennesseans.

The Tennessee Arts Academy is a project of the
Tennessee Department of Education
and is funded under a grant contract with the State of Tennessee.´╗┐

Major corporate, organizational, and individual funding support for the Tennessee Arts Academy is generously provided by:
Significant sponsorship, scholarship, and event support for the 2021 Tennessee Arts Academy is generously provided by Stephen Coleman; Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee; Rena Ellzy; Solie Fott; Bobby Jean Frost; Dorothy M. Gillespie Foundation; Morel Enoch Harvey; Marlene and Spencer Hays Foundation; Kem Hinton; Patricia Hudson; Lingner Gift Fund; Pinnacle Financial Partners; Sara Savell; Tennessee Book Company; Jeanette and Bill Watkins; and
´╗┐Watkins College of Art at Belmont University.
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