Creativity for Life
“But unless we are creators we are not fully alive. What do I mean by creators? Not only artists, whose acts of creation are the obvious ones of working with paint or clay or words. Creativity is a way of living life…”Madeleine L’Engle
Equipping students to be salt and light in today’s culture through the arts
The arts at CPA are viewed as an integral facet of a sound education. The arts department seeks to provide for all students a body of significant meaningful experiences to explore the arts in transformative ways. This goal allows students to engage in their unique gifts and engage in the enrichment the arts bring to life.
classes in the arts offered
arts performances per year
professional artist guest speakers per year
upper school travel studies per year
lower/middle school arts field trips per year
Founding Artistic Director, Paula Y. Flautt has directed over seventy-five productions on the CPA campus, many awarded for outstanding work by the Tennessee Thespian Conference, Tennessee Theatre Association, the Southeastern Theatre Conference, and the Nashville High School Musical Theatre Awards.
Alongside work in the music industry and public relations /advertising realms her theatre industrial clients have included Traveler’s Rest, TPAC, Dillard’s and Leadership Nashville.
Flautt is a cum laude graduate from Hanover College in theatre and English, and an alumna of the nationally recognized Sewanee Writer’s Conference. Writing/directing credits encompass choral musical projects (two Dove nominees), video scripts, a television pilot, and a non-fiction work. Her adaption of A Christmas Carol has been produced by the celebrated company Studio Tenn and included in the HOT Season for Young People.
As a private acting coach, Paula has equipped students for successful auditions to notable programs across the country and on to professional careers in the arts.
Flautt has been awarded the TAIS Hubert Smothers Award for excellence in teaching, and is a professional member of the Dramatist Guild of America, Tennessee Theatre Association and the Educational Theatre Association and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Always she is thankful for the Lord’s provision to serve in this place, and to be a part of His story “encouraging young things to grow.”