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Dates • Times • Schedules

Tennessee Arts Academy registration and summer session dates, along with a sample schedule are listed in this area of the website.

Dates and Times

Early Registration Dates
The Tennessee Arts Academy Online Application Portal opens October 1 and continues through March 1. All qualified applicants are accepted in their content area of choice. 

Regular Registration Dates
Tennessee Arts Academy Regular Registration begins on March 2 and runs through the end of June or until classes are filled. 

TAA 2022 Dates
The Tennessee Arts Academy will be held July 10-15, 2022 on the campus of Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. The first Academy session begins on Sunday, July 10 at 4:00 PM and the final session concludes on Friday, July 15 at 1:30 PM.

Arts Academy America
Arts Academy America follows the exact same dates and schedule as the Tennessee Arts Academy.  Arts Academy America participants attend the same classes with the same faculty, activities, and special events as their colleagues who are enrolled in the Tennessee Arts Academy.

Virtual Academy
The current plans are for the Academy to be an on-campus experience. If travel, activity, occupancy, or assembly advisories or restrictions are issued or imposed by federal, state, or local health and governmental authorities, and/or by Belmont University because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Tennessee Arts Academy will switch to a virtual event and will alert all registered participants at the earliest possible date as soon as a decision has been made.

Please contact the TAA Office by email (taa@belmont.edu) or by phone (615-460-5451) for additional information.

Sample Schedule

Daily schedules are listed below that illustrate the typical day a participant will encounter at the Tennessee Arts Academy. Please note that in each content area (music-theatre-visual art-arts leadership) activities may be adjusted on certain days that can slightly alter the listed times.

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Sunday Schedule
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
REGISTRATION AND DORMITORY CHECK IN
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
MASSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER OPENS
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
OVERTURE: OPENING CELEBRATION CONCERT AND INTRODUCTIONS
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
CONTENT AREA MEETINGS
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
CELEBRATION RECEPTION AND  FESTIVITES
Monday – Wednesday Schedule
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
PROLOGUE (West Lobby)
(Enjoy a morning breakfast buffet before the class sessions begin)
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
CORE SESSION I
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
INTERMEZZO
(Take time to relax, snack and network before your next class begins)
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
CORE SESSION II
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
PERFORMANCE
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
REPAST, REFOCUS, REFLECT
(Use this 75 minute time period to enjoy a sumptuous lunch, get needed R & R, have your official photo made with colleagues and reflect on the day’s activities)
1:15 – 1:20 PM
ACADEMY ESSENTIALS
(What you need to know to begin your afternoon sessions)
1:15 – 1:20 PM
MUSINGS INTRO
1:25 – 2:15 PM
MUSINGS
2:30 - 3:15 PM
INTERLUDES
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
INTERMEZZO
(Take time to relax, snack and network before your next class begins)
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
CORE SESSION III
Thursday Schedule
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
PROLOGUE (West Lobby)
(Enjoy a morning breakfast buffet before the class sessions begin)
8:00 AM - 9:25 AM
CORE SESSION I
9:25 AM - 9:40 AM
INTERMEZZO
(Take time to relax, snack and network before your next class begins)
9:40 AM - 11:05 AM
CORE SESSION II
11:20 AM - 11:50 AM
PERFORMANCE
11:45 AM – 1:45 PM
VENDOR FAIR/ARTIST MARKET/ CARNIVAL & REPAST, REFOCUS, REFLECT
(Use this entire time period to visit the TAA Vendor Fair/Artist Market/Carnival, enjoy a sumptuous lunch, get needed R & R, have your official photo made with colleagues and reflect on the day’s activities)
1:45 PM – 1:50 PM
ACADEMY ESSENTIALS
(What you need to know to begin your afternoon sessions)
1:50 PM– 1:55 PM
MUSINGS INTRO
1:55 PM– 2:45 PM
MUSINGS
2:55 PM - 3:40 PM
INTERLUDES
3:50 PM - 5:15 PM
CORE SESSION III
Friday Schedule
(Friday schedules vary slightly by content area)
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
PROLOGUE  (West Lobby)
(Enjoy a morning breakfast buffet before the class sessions begin)
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
CORE SESSION I
8:50 AM - 8:55 AM
BREAK
8:55 AM - 9:45 AM
CORE SESSION II
9:45 AM - 9:50 AM
BREAK
9:50 PM - 10:40 AM
CORE SESSION III
10:40 AM - 10:45 AM
BREAK
10:45 PM - 11:15 AM
ADMINISTRATIVE WRAP-UP SESSION
11:30 AM– 1:30 PM
FINALE LUNCHEON
Special Events
(Events each year are subject to change in date and time)
SUNDAY-4:00 PM
OVERTURE  - WELCOME AND PERFORMANCE
SUNDAY-5:30 PM
CONTENT AREA MEETINGS
SUNDAY-6:30 PM
CELEBRATION RECEPTION
MONDAY-4:30 PM
TAA ART EXHIBITION OFFICIAL OPENING
MONDAY-5:15 PM
ARTIST TALK AND RECEPTION
TUESDAY-All Day
VISUAL ART STUDENT RECOGNITION DAY
TUESDAY-All Day
HIGH TEA AND TOUR OF THE BELMONT MANSION
TUESDAY-5:00 PM
TAA ART CRAWL, GIG MUSEUM, FREDERICK HART STUDIO MUSEUM
TUESDAY-5:00 PM
BEST OF THE BEST & CONNECTIONS OFFICIAL OPENING
TUESDAY-6:00 PM
TAEA VISUAL ART RECOGNITION CEREMONY & RECEPTION
WEDNESDAY–All Day
VISITOR'S DAY
WEDNESDAY-6:30 PM
TAA BRAVO! AWARDS BANQUET & PERFORMANCE
THURSDAY–All Day
TAA ALUMNI DAY
THURSDAY-11:45 AM
TAA VENDOR FAIR, ARTIST MARKET AND CARNIVAL
THURSDAY-5:15 PM
TAA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ICE CREAM SOCIAL
FRIDAY-11:30 AM
TENNESSEE ARTS ACADEMY FINALE LUNCHEON
Tennessee Arts Academy • Tennessee Arts Academy Foundation
615-460-5451 • 1900 Belmont Blvd. • Nashville, TN 37212 • taa@belmont.edu
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