The Mission of The College of Arts and Sciences’ Community Partnerships with the Arts Programs is to put the University’s students and faculty into the public arts arena and to include the public in our own arts venues as well. These programs, offered through the Department of Theatre, the School of Music, and the School of Art, involve over 100 faculty members and over 800 students each year.
The School of Music offers workshops, clinics and conferences throughout the year for students and musicians in the East Tennessee area. In addition, a Ready for the World Music Series brings renowned artists from diverse regions around the world to perform and talk about musical styles and literature from diverse regions around the world, and the public is always invited to these and many other concerts and events.
The Knoxville Opera Studio is a collaborative program between the Knoxville Opera and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, School of Music Opera Theatre. This program offers professional operatic experience to singers who will be engaged in advanced study at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The Studio brings developing singers into direct working contact with active artists in the professional operatic world. Knoxville Opera Studio designates receive graduate assistantships which provide full tuition remission throughout the University for two full years as well as a monthly stipend. Through the existence of the Knoxville Opera Studio, graduate students have opportunities to take on secondary and supporting roles in the main stage productions of the Knoxville Opera, perform in other KO events, participate in community and educational outreach events for the company and take leading roles with the University of Tennessee Opera Theatre.
The College of Arts and Sciences’ Community Partnerships for the Arts Programs were nominated as Partnerships that Make a Difference. Click here to read more.