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Interludes

Interludes provide Academy participants with the opportunity to receive cross-disciplinary training. Every afternoon from Monday to Thursday, a variety of workshops are offered in each TAA content discipline. Participants may attend any workshop in any area to learn more about a familiar topic or to explore something new.

General Interest Interludes
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Arts Leadership and Administration Interludes
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Music Related Interludes
Academy Chorale
Presenter: 
Presenters: 
Felicia Barber
 
 
 
Tuesday
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Thursday
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Please come and join other participants as the Academy Chorale prepares a program of music to be performed at the Academy luncheon on Friday. The Academy Chorale performs under the direction of Felicia Barber, the Academy’s secondary choral instructor.
Fostering Independence Through Small Groups
Presenter: 
Presenters: 
Julie Derges
 
 
 
Wednesday
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To become independent musicians, students need opportunities to make decisions for themselves, try out ideas, and even make mistakes. In this interlude, a framework for facilitating student projects in small groups will be explored. Participants will take part in activities that create folk dances, arrange cover songs, and compose new pieces to express ideas.
Ten Great Pieces in 45 Minutes: Selecting Repertoire With Authenticity and Diversity in Mind
Presenter: 
Presenters: 
Arris Golden
 
 
 
Wednesday
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During this Interlude, participants will examine the repertoire selection process and share methods to support the selection and programming of music. The session will help educators discover music that is authentic in its use of music from other cultures, and supportive to broader collaborations through better understandings of the music’s origin stories.
Creativity and Innovation: More Than Buzz Words!
Presenter: 
Presenters: 
Robert Russell Pethel
 
 
 
Monday
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Wednesday
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This session will explore ways that creativity and innovation can be more than surface level topics. Guided by topics from George Couros’s The Innovator’s Mindset, participants will explore practical and conceptual topics that can transform the teaching and learning experience for both the students and the educator.
Theatre And Dance Related Interludes
Groove in the Galleries: This World is Full of Wonderful Sounds
Presenter: 
Presenters: 
Olivia Aston Bosworth
   
Monday
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Wednesday
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From crunching apples to the hissing steam of a train engine, people have recorded every last peep from this planet. Well, all but one: the sound of art. Come capture the quiet, round up the roars, gather the giggles, and make some noise with Olivia Aston Bosworth using drama and art interpretation strategies based on her collaboration with the High Museum of Art and Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. Learn how to engage young people in interpretation through play!
Curiosity for Connection and Learning
Presenter: 
Presenters: 
Lynn Hoare
   
Monday
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How can we promote curiosity in students as a way to engage them in learning, help them connect with each other, and find wonder in the world? This is a brief introduction to the importance of curiosity, creativity, and wonder through movement and theatre exercises.
Creating Spaces of Belonging
Presenter: 
Presenters: 
Lynn Hoare
   
Wednesday
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This interactive workshop will offer strategies that explore and celebrate individual difference as a way to create spaces of caring and belonging.
Voice and the Power of Breath
Presenter: 
Presenters: 
Tia James
   
Monday
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Wednesday
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Tia James will lead the company through an exploration of voice, focusing on the power of breath. Have you ever been in flow? This flow state can happen more often than we think. Instead of relying on a magical moment to arrive, you have the power to prime your environment with your most powerful tool: your presence. In this workshop participants will gain a deeper relationship with their own instrument through the power of breath.
Visual Art Related Interludes
Please check back regularly for updates and information about the 2024 Tennessee Arts Academy.
Please check back regularly for updates and information about the 2024 Tennessee Arts Academy.
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