Document Type

Master's Report

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Arts Administration




In the Fall of 1999 I spent the semester with The Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC). I gained a general knowledge of the organization as a whole and a more involved knowledge of the marketing department. I witnessed and assisted in all of TPAC's general practices, and 1 was also given several special projects and tasks. In general the organization is extremely successful, but I believe there are flaws in both structure and practices. Throughout this paper I discuss the Center's practices, challenges, successes, and problems. I have also made suggestions as to how I might have done things differently in several instances.