Friday • July 19, 2013 • 11:30 AM
The Academy activities conclude with the Academy Finale Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Friday. This event brings together the diverse experiences of the Academy week and reinforces the importance of arts education in classrooms across America. Each year after the luncheon the Academy honors one Tennessean for achievement in the arts. Following the presentation, the Academy Chorale, composed of Academy participants, is featured in performance. As the Academy ends its yearly session, Joe Giles, TAA Founder and Dean Emeritus, will offer his yearly "Thoughts for the Journey." Joe's message is meant to clearly inspire and challenge each person in attendance to live their calling to the fullest.