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VSA TN Welcomes Fall Interns

VSA Tennessee welcomes our 4 interns for the fall semester: Jessica Allen Dominique Butts Isabella Orozco Jenshi Patel   In addition, VSA TN is please to welcome 3 volunteers who will be assisting with various projects throughout the fall that come from Belmont University’s Special Education Department: Grace Cavalier Kathryn Schulz Ashley... read more
VSA TN Young Soloist Program Is Open

VSA TN Young Soloist Program Is Open

VSA Tennessee is searching for the recipient of the 2018 Young Soloist Award!  The VSA Young Soloist Award recognizes outstanding young vocalists and instrumentalists with a disability.  This is an opportunity for musically talented students and young professionals to earn scholarship funds and possibly an opportunity to perform in Washington, D.C. at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.   ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Vocalist or instrumentalist Age 25 or younger by November 1, 2017 Must have a disability (physical, mental or emotional) Ensembles of 2-8 members may also apply. The ensemble can be anything from a rock band to a chamber quartet to a drum corp.  At least one member of the ensemble must have a disability and all members must fit the age requirement as noted above.   APPLICATION REQUIRMENTS Complete application form (attached) Link to Youtube performance or mp3 files   APPLICATION PROCESS Application requirements must be emailed to VSA Tennessee at userk7706@comcast.net before 5pm on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. All applicants must be available to perform on Wed. Feb.2, 2018 at MTSU at 7pm. Award winners will be announced at this time.   AWARD Cash prizes for the top two finalists Performance opportunity TBA     VSA arts TENNESSEE  YOUNG SOLOISTS AWARD (If this is a group, please provide applicant and contact info for all members and note which has a disability) 2018 Application Form   Applicant’s Name:   Date of Birth:   Street Address:   City:                                        Zip:   Telephone Number:  (       )                                         Email: Check the category in which you plan to apply.  If you are an instrumentalist, please list the instrument on which you... read more
The Great Collaboration

The Great Collaboration

There is no better way to describe what is taking place this fall than The Great Collaboration. The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is preparing for a wonderful exhibit of internationally renowned artist Nick Cave. In preparation of that exhibit, Teapot Diplomat artists Austin King, Hope McKee and Torie Summers continue to work diligently under the guidance of artist Dee Kimbrell to make costumes in a Nick Cave style. These will be worn by the VSA TN Movement Connection Dancers at their performance on Nov. 12. On Saturday mornings, the Movement Connection can be found rehearsing with Shabaz Ujima of the Nashville Ballet.The group is practicing for their performance at the Frist Center on Nov. 12 at 5pm. On Tuesday evenings, Kristen Freeman of the Nashville Symphony works through rhythms and percussion patterns with Young Soloists Drew Basham, Sarah Franklin, Allie Hemmings and Gregory Price-Stallings at the Casa Azafran.  This group will perform the live music for the dancers’ performance. Special thanks to the Christ Church YMCA and the Casa Azafran for serving as partners on this project by providing rehearsal space for the dancers and musicians as they practice. The project is funded through a grant from the Tennessee Arts... read more

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