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TAA Faculty

The Academy core faculty consists of twenty nationally recognized professors, academic instructors, and artists assembled from leading, universities, schools, and arts institutions from throughout the United States. A rigorous curriculum, cutting-edge methodology, and a unique philosophical perspective provide world-class instruction, community, and renewal to arts educators from across Tennessee and the nation.


Ellen O’Brien is the Frist Art Museum Educator for Teacher and School Programs. She manages the development and implementation of programs for K-12 teachers and school groups including teacher workshops, professional development, school art shows, and student tours.

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Tennessee Arts Academy • Tennessee Arts Academy Foundation
615-460-5451 • 1900 Belmont Blvd. • Nashville, TN 37212 • taa@belmont.edu