“The things you can control are the things you create”.
Enjoyable Listen Time podcast, episode 8:
Jennifer Willard talks about the winding road that led a musical loving military brat in Texas to studying piano in Chicago, and how she ended up in Knoxville, TN, as executive director of Community School of the Arts. What does it take to succeed in the arts – and what does that even look like in the first place?
Enjoyable Listen Time podcast episode 9:
Our conversation continues with Jennifer Willard- mentor, artist, and executive director of the Community School of the Arts. We dig deep into what exposure to the arts, and the ability to create, can mean to a young person, and what it can mean to a community…and why it’s SO IMPORTANT to fight for the arts in schools. One of our favorite take aways from Jennifer – “The things you can control are the things you create”.
Based in downtown Knoxville, TN, The Community School of the Arts is a nationally recognized after school organization teaching visual and performing arts to underserved communities since 1992. Their motto is “Define your art. Define yourself. Define your future.” Learn more and learn how you can contribute: csaknox.org. You can also learn more about arts advocacy through organizations like the Arts & Culture Alliance and Tennesseans for the Arts.
The Enjoyable Listen Time podcast is hosted by Chris McAdoo and recorded/produced by George Middlebrooks.
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