Thursday, May 31, 2012

[462] Governor's School for the Arts Slated June 3-29 at MTSU

For release:  May 30, 2012

News and Media Relations contact: Randy Weiler, 615-898-5616 or
Governor’s School for the Arts contacts: Dr. Raphael Bundage, 615-898-2223 /
or Glenna Robinson, 615-898-2223 /

Governor’s School for the Arts slated June 3-29 at MTSU

MURFREESBORO — Nearly 250 rising high-school juniors and seniors from across Tennessee will be attending the 2012 Governor’s School for the Arts June 3 until June 29 at Middle Tennessee State University.

Program concentrations will include dance, music, visual arts, filmmaking and theatre. Participants will be arriving Sunday morning, June 3, registering and checking into campus dormitories.

One of the featured highlights will be a Tuesday, June 5, 7 p.m. performance by internationally acclaimed ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro. The public is invited and tickets are $30.

Finale events will be held Thursday, June 28, starting with an art exhibit at 10 a.m. in Andrew L. Todd Hall. Two music finale concerts will be held, one starting at noon and the other at 8:30 p.m. Both will be performed in Hinton Music Hall of the Wright Music Building.

Other June 28 events will include a film exhibition at 2 p.m. in Tucker Theater, a theatre finale at 2:30 p.m. in Tucker Theatre, the opera and guitar finale at 4:30 in Hinton Hall of the Wright Music Building and the dance finale at 7 p.m. in Tucker Theatre.

Other events and the entire four-week schedule can be found at (Click on “2012 Governor’s School Major Event Schedule.pdf” to download and view.). Some events are open to the public, but there is an admission charge.  

MTSU professor of music Dr. Raphael Bundage is serving as Governor’s School for the Arts director. Lynda Hawkersmith serves as assistant director and dean of students, Janet Bell-Taylor is assistant dean of students, Glenna Robinson is school coordinator and Brenda Batey is finale event coordinator. Many MTSU faculty members assist as instructors.

For more information, visit or call 615-898-2223.


Media welcomed.

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