Performing Arts School Trip to Nashville and Memphis
Visit the heart of country music and experience everything these cities have to offer, from music, food and history. Move onto the home of Elvis Presley, visit the iconic Graceland, and discover the history of a legend.
Learn how music has shaped American culture
Record your own song at an iconic recording studio
Visit Graceland, and learn all about Elvis Presley
Visit Grand Ole Opry, at the heart of country music
NB: Entrance fees and transportation for the featured excursions and guides are not included in the typical price.
Walk the streets where Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton and Elvis Presley made their names. During this tour you will learn all you need to know about Nashville and how it became the ‘Music City’.
Through interactive exhibits students will explore the history of Country music. Students will have the opportunity to listen to recordings and learn how different people, styles and influences have affected music. Many different genres of music are available from Hank Williams to The Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
This interactive one-of-a-kind workshop is only available in Nashville. Join The Voice runner up Meghan Linsey and Mark Award nominated record producer Tyler Cain and learn the craft of song writing and recording in a real Nashville recording studio. Students will experience how the recording process works and even leave with an MP3 of the recording!
Visit the iconic RCA Studio, once the recording home of artist such as Elvis Presley, Chet Atkins, Eddy Arnold and the Everly Brothers. Students can enjoy a guided tour as well as the opportunity to record their own track in this historical venue.
A trip to Nashville is not complete without a visit to the Grand Ole Opry. This is the show that makes a country music singer a star. The current venue was originally opened by President Richard M. Nixon in 1974. Take your group to experience the heart of country music. After the show the group has the opportunity to have a guided tour of the venue, and you may even have the chance to step on the stage and into the famed wooden circle.
Known as the birth place of rock’n’roll. Visit the studio where an 18-year-old Elvis Presley recorded his first song ‘’My Happiness’’ and ‘’That’s where your heartaches begin’’. See all the priceless memorabilia from musical legends that made this studio famous.
Graceland offers students the opportunity to explore the home of the King of rock’n’roll, Elvis Presley. Groups can spend the day seeing where he spent his time and learn about his journey to stardom through videos, personal mementos, displays of authentic clothing and a showcase of his awards. You will also be able to board his famous custom jets, and check-out his personal car collection.
The Memphis Music Hall of Fame pays homage to the great musicians that created the legendary music and put Memphis on the map. This fun, fascinating and educational exhibition features never-before-seen memorabilia, rare video performances and interviews, interactive exhibits, and much more.
Visit the birthplace of Soul music, and the first music studio to have racial integration in Memphis. Students will have the opportunity to see the humble beginnings of the studio that began in a church in 1906. Take to the dance floor and take in the music that made this place famous. You can also listen to all the music made by the studio between 1957 – 1975 with their wall of sound.
One of Memphis’s newer museums which opening in 2015. The museum offers students 10 different galleries with interactive touchscreen displays along with three master databases where they can hear the music, watch videos, and read the stories of each of our inductees.
Visit the Lorraine Hotel, and iconic site where Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated in 1968. This hotel has now been converted into a historical museum offering in site into the African American Civil Rights Movement. Offering over 260 artefacts, 40 films and interactive media allowing students to dive into history and gain a greater understanding of this pivotal moment in history.
Why groups like it:
Why groups like it:
- Experience learning outside the classroom in another country
- Experience a live professional performance
- Build confidence and learn new and valuable skills
- Explore the local area with teachers and fellow students
- Broaden their minds through the study of another culture
- Learn about the history of country and western music along with other genres
Students will have had an opportunity to:
- Visit a foreign country and experience another culture
- Learn about the importance of the music industry
- Experience a real-life recording studio, and understand more about song writing and record a track
- Gain independence and self confidence
- Strengthen existing friendships and make new friends
- Understand personal organisation through co-operation and working with others in a variety of environments