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Borderless Arts Tennessee is a statewide organization committed to inclusive and accessible arts programs for people with disabilities to enhance educational curriculum, enrich creative expression, empower career development, and encourage community engagement.
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Crescendo Music Institute
Mon. July 23 – Wed. July 25, 2018
The Crescendo Music Institute is open to young adult musicians (vocalists and instrumentalists) ages 10-25 with any disability. Participants will be exposed to stage presence techniques, musical mentoring, music business, how to market your work, and songwriting. The event is free of charge, but is limited to the first 25 who register
Presenters include: Michael Janas (Chair of Audio Engineering of Mike Curb College of Music Business) , Misty Jones (MTSU Assistant Professor Audio Production), Andrew Kintz (Executive Vice President of the Music Industry Group for First TN), Jerry Salley (SESAC Songwriter of the Year), Tammy Vice and a number of musician mentors. Program partners are The Bluebird Cafe
@ W.O. Smith Music School in Nashville: Music Mentoring and Stage Presence.
Tue. 9am – 3pm
@ Country Music Association in Nashville: Recording, Copyrights, Labels, Finding Gigs, and a visit to Quonset Hut or Columbia Studio A.
Wed. 9am – noon
@ The Bluebird Café in Nashville: Songwriting and a performance opportunity.
*This program is contingent on a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission.
Borderless Arts has a LOT of workshops that will be offered through out Teapot Diplomat program. Here is a listing. Just contact me if you want to sign up. All of them are free, but registration is required as space is limited. The Teapot Diplomats are supported by...read more
Thanks to Local Memphis Live for doing an interview about Borderless Arts TN. Also, thanks to our Board President, Mike Mitchell, who is from the Memphis area and Memphis teaching artist Amy Beth Rice for their participation. Here is a look at that interview:...read more
The Teapot Diplomats have been working on an international weaving project exchange with Morocco. The Diplomats began this project in March with a workshop under the artistic direction of Kathy Plourde to make paper doves with messages about what community means....read more
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