TAA Contributors


The Tennessee Arts Academy gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the following individuals, businesses, and organizations whose contributions have helped make the 2021 Academy possible.

MAJOR FUNDING SUPPORT
Belmont University
Country Music Association Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
Pat and Thane Smith
Tennessee Arts Academy Foundation
Tennessee Arts Commission
Tennessee Department of Education

MAJOR SPONSORSHIP SUPPORT
Stephen Coleman
Rena Ellzy
Solie Fott
Bobby Jean Frost
Marlene and Spencer Hays Foundation
Patricia Hudson
Pinnacle Financial Partners
Sara Savell
Tennessee Book Company
Jeanette and Bill Watkins
Watkins College of Art at Belmont University

EVENT AND SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT
Community Foundation of Middle TN
Dorothy M. Gillespie Foundation
Morel Enoch Harvey
Kem Hinton
KHS America
Lingner Gift Fund
The Big Payback

BRAVO EVENT DONORS
as of 7.7.2021

VIP Bravo Society
Bob Black, Capitol Theatre
W.P. Bone III, Wilson County Motors
Germantown Association
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen O. Hewlett
INSBANK
KHS America
Michael Meise and Cindy Freeman
Novamet Specialty Products Corporation
Pinnacle Financial Partners
QuaverEd
Sara Savell
Tennessee Book Company
Tressler and Associates, PLLC
Jeanette & William Watkins, Jr.

Gold Level
Brenda & Frank Bluestein
Mary Evelyn & Cavit Cheshier
Marion & Stephen Coleman
Rena Ellzy
Solie Fott
Jim Holcomb
Ron Meers
Pat & Thane Smith (2)
Steinway Piano Gallery

Silver Level
Joey Beckford
Bobby Jean Frost
Flowerree & Stephen McDonough

Individual Bravo Event Donors
Chuck Blackburn
Madeline Bridges
Joe W. Giles
Morel Enoch Harvey
Talmage Watts

TAA Virtual Advertisers
Davis Publications
Earl Swensson Associates, Inc.
Frist Art Museum
GAMA - Teaching Guitar Workshops
KHS America
QuaverEd
Steinway Piano Gallery
Tennessee Art Education Association
Tennessee Arts Academy Foundation
Tennessee Performing Arts Center
Tennessee Shakespeare Company
Tennessee Tech University, School of Music

GOODS AND SERVICES
A. Ray Hospitality
Alfred Publishing
Brimhall Foods Company, Inc.
Chorister's Guild
KHS America
Lorenz Company
NASCO
Theatrical Rights Worldwide
Joe West



The Tennessee Arts Academy is a project of the Tennessee Department of Education and is funded under a grant contract with the State of Tennessee. 


Major corporate, organizational, and individual funding support for the Tennessee Arts Academy is generously provided by:



Significant sponsorship, scholarship, and event support for the 2021 Tennessee Arts Academy is generously provided by Stephen Coleman; Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee; Rena Ellzy; Solie Fott; Bobby Jean Frost; Dorothy M. Gillespie Foundation; Morel Enoch Harvey; Marlene and Spencer Hays Foundation; Kem Hinton; Patricia Hudson; Lingner Gift Fund; Pinnacle Financial Partners; Sara Savell; Tennessee Book Company; Jeanette and Bill Watkins; and Watkins College of Art at Belmont University.