MTSU welcomes 2012 Governor’s School for the Arts...

MTSU welcomes 2012 Governor’s School for the Arts

Nearly 250 high-school juniors and seniors from across Tennessee are attending the 2012 Governor’s School for the Arts through June 29 at MTSU.

Program concentrations include dance, music, visual arts, filmmaking and theatre.

Finale events will be held Thursday, June 28, starting with an art exhibit at 10 a.m. in Andrew L. Todd Hall.

Music finale concerts are scheduled at noon and at 8:30 p.m. in Hinton Music Hall of the Wright Music Building.

Other June 28 events include:

  • a film exhibition at 2 p.m. in Tucker Theatre;
  • a theatre finale at 2:30 p.m. in Tucker Theatre;
  • the opera and guitar finale at 4:30 in Hinton Hall; and
  • the dance finale at 7 p.m. in Tucker Theatre.

Other events and the complete four-week schedule can be found at A printable schedule is available by clicking on “2012 Governor’s School Major Event Schedule.pdf” on that home page.

Some events are open to the public, but there is an admission charge.

MTSU music professor Dr. Raphael Bundage is serving as director for the Governor’s School for the Arts.

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. You also can listen to an interview with Bundage on the first 12.5-minute segment of WGNS AM 1450’s “Action Line” program on June 18, available here.