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2023 TAA Virtual Winter Retreat

  

Arts Leadership and Administration Schedule
Morning Session 1
9 AM CST
Empowering the Arts: Advocacy, Accountability, and Access
"Engaging with School Boards"
Instructor:
 
Jesse Cannon II
 
 Instrumental
 Vocal
Morning Break
10:30 AM CST
Morning Session 2
10:45 AM CST
How to Create Meaningful Learning for All
"Building Your Power Base"
Instructor:
 
Jason Blair
 
 Instrumental
 Vocal
Lunch Break
12:15 PM CST
Tennessee Talks
1:10 PM CST
Tennessee Talks
Ekundayo Bandele

The Tennessee Arts Academy Virtual Winter Retreat is proud to once again present “Tennessee Talks.” Tennessee Talks is designed to showcase the thoughts and reflections of a notable Tennessean whose life’s work has had a major influence on the arts, arts education, and the lives of all citizens throughout our great state. Much like the Academy’s “Musings,” Tennessee Talks is a time of meaningful inspiration and introspection.

This year’s Tennessee Talks guest of honor is Hattiloo Theatre Director and Founder, Ekundayo Bandele of Memphis.

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Break
2 PM CST
Interludes
2:15 PM CST
Funding Arts Programs: Ideas for Budget and Grant Proposals
Instructor:
 
Arts Leadership and Administration
: Arts Integration, Creative Drama and Movement.
Join us for a collaborative discussion about supporting arts programs by creating proposals for grants and funding.
From Literacy Toward Fluency
Instructor:
 
Music
: Arts Integration, Creative Drama and Movement.
The concepts of literacy and fluency, and the distinctions between them, are usually associated with the art of language. These concepts can be applied to music as well as other creative and performing arts, and mastering these skills will help students in all stages of development to move to higher levels of excellence.
What’s the Plan: Demystifying Curriculum and Lesson Planning
Instructor:
 
Music
: Arts Integration, Creative Drama and Movement.
Journey to Musical Independence: A Sight-Reading Story
Instructor:
 
Music
: Arts Integration, Creative Drama and Movement.
Creating independent musicians is a major goal in any music classroom, but instruction for sight-reading can be complex, intangible, and will require a long-game approach. In this session, participants will discover how to break down the sight-reading process for students at any level—beginner to college—and create procedures for students that will make the intangible tangible and set students on their journey to musical independence.
Intro to Clown Warmup
Instructor:
 
Theatre and Dance
: Arts Integration, Creative Drama and Movement.
This workshop is designed to get your heart pumping and your laughter going with a series of fun physical activities and vocal warm-ups. Participants will be able to take this sequence back to their classrooms to encourage risk and playfulness. Activities in this session are inspired by the approach to clown technique of Christopher Bayes of the Yale School of Drama. This workshop is a great introduction to the world of clowning.
Imaginative Storytelling
Instructor:
 
Theatre and Dance
: Arts Integration, Creative Drama and Movement.
Amanda Pintore will lead participants in a series of community building activities designed to help students learn embodied storytelling. These activities invite students to recall memories and objects that are important to them and to activate these ideas with their peers using their voice, body, and imagination. These concepts are best enjoyed by students in first through twelfth grades.
Turn Thrift-store Vases into Art with Anne Grgich 2024
Instructor:
 
Visual Art
: Arts Integration, Creative Drama and Movement.
Participants in this session should gather ephemera; thin paper, old comics, the funnies and things like stamps or packaging. Gather several vases, garage sale books, magazines and various printed paper, flowers, and maps. You will rip, cut, create color piles, and develop a theme. You will build forms and texture, and embed rhythm patterning into your art. Using the bone folder you can burnish the collage with some glue stick to seal. The final layer makes a nice backdrop for drawings or poetry with paint pens or pencils. The pattern method utilizes under-layers and over-layers in repetition, connecting images, never covering anything up, and working with abandon. Participants should have these items on hand for the session: several different repurposed vases, glue stick, collage and ephemera, scissors, bone folder, gel medium and a paint brush.
Intercultural Storytelling with Nature
Instructor:
 
Visual Art
: Arts Integration, Creative Drama and Movement.
This session introduces cultural based stories of the Americas and Indigenous artists who use storytelling as creative expression. Participants will create their own nature-based story using a selected prompt. Participants should have on hand the following items: organic materials (small twigs, leaves, twine, flowers), nature related magazines for collage, pencils, and a variety of colored pencils, markers or crayons. Also bring watercolors or acrylic, water and bowl, paper towels, small brushes, scissors, and glue stick. Bring paper that is 12 by 18 inches in size, and suitable for drawing, mixed media, or watercolor.
Break
3 PM CST
Performance
3:10 PM CST
Diverse Treasures
Hannah Sorrells-Tyler, violin; Gabija Zilinskaite, violin; Samuel Bender, viola; MaryGrace  Bender, cello.

About The Nashville Chamber Music Society

The Nashville Chamber Music Society (NashvilleCMS) is a group of musicians dedicated to the performance and promotion of chamber music in Nashville and the surrounding areas. The group is currently in residence at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Nashville and in Huntsville, Alabama at Tangled String Studios. As a nonprofit organization, NashvilleCMS partners with local schools, retirement homes, homeless shelters, and a variety of concert venues to bring artistic excellence and beautiful experiences to the neighboring community. The Music City Review stated, "NCMS audience members feel they are enjoying an evening of fine music with friends." NashvilleCMS is proud to bring chamber music back into smaller spaces so that both the performer and listeners interact and feel known. Performers for today’s TAA concert include Hannah Sorrells-Tyler, violin; Gabija Zilinskaite, violin; Samuel Bender, viola; MaryGrace Bender, cello.

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Networking & Collaboration
4:00 PM CST
The purpose of the networking and collaboration session is to provide space for Academy participants in each content area to reflect and act on learning they have received from the TAA Winter Retreat classes, from past Academy experiences, and from their own school and classroom environment. Participants will work collaboratively to share teaching strategies, strengthen professional networks, and synthesize and connect learning with existing and newly created professional goals. A TAA facilitator will guide the session.
Arts Leadership and Administration Networking and Collaboration
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Conclusion
5:00 PM CST
Return to Virtual Winter Retreat
Tennessee Arts Academy • Tennessee Arts Academy Foundation
615-460-5451 • 1900 Belmont Blvd. • Nashville, TN 37212 • taa@belmont.edu
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