Tennessee 4-H Performing Arts Troupe

The Tennessee 4-H Performing Arts Troupe is a group of talented and vivacious high school 4-H members. Members from across the entire state perform various themed shows at various events throughout the year including fairs, conventions, and conferences. 

The purpose of the 4-H Performing Arts Troupe is to showcase talent while increasing confidence, responsibility, and leadership as a team member. As a team, members highlight skills, their talents, and much more in their 4-H careers.

Open to current 8th – 11th graders!

2022-2023 Audition Information

The 2022-2023 4-H Performing Arts Troupe (PAT) will hold auditions this spring for those interested in participating. Typically, PAT performances consist of 4-H State Congress and two performances at the Tennessee State Fair/Wilson County Fair. Plans are in the works to expand the number of performances for the 2022-2023 show year.

For live and virtual auditions for the 2022-2023 4-H PAT, you will need to register at the following link: 2022 4-H PAT Auditions.

General Audition Information

  • Auditions will be no more than 10 minutes total (live and recorded)
  • Your audition (live or virtual) should include you singing 2 songs from 2 different genres. 
    • For example – Country and Broadway, Showtunes and Folk.
  • If you play a musical instrument or dance, feel free to do so during your audition or add 1 additional video to your virtual upload.

Live Audition Information

The 2022 4-H PAT live auditions will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro, TN, the day before State 4-H Congress begins. Registrations will be taken until Friday, March 4th at 6:00 PM EST.

Virtual Audition Information

The 2022 4-H PAT virtual auditions will be held until Friday, April 15, 2022, at 6:00 PM EST. Registrations will be taken until Friday, March 4th at 6:00 PM EST. If you do not have your audition video ready when you register, you can use the registration email confirmation you will receive to upload your videos.

For questions or assistance with your upload, please contact Daniel P. Collins – State 4-H Specialist at dcolli38@utk.edu

  • Troupe members must audition and be selected each year.
  • Troupe members must sign a current rooming agreement and current member agreement that details expectations of members and conduct within 4-H and PAT guidelines. 
  • Troupe members must attend a summer workshop (usually a weekend in July) and a spring workshop (usually 2-3 weeks before State 4-H Congress in March). 
  • The Tennessee 4-H program does not provide transportation to and from workshops, but meals and lodging are included. 
  • You may be asked to attend and assist with Performing Arts programs/camps in the future if selected for the year.
  • Parents/guardians and PAT members are highly encouraged to keep in contact with Daniel Collins – State 4-H Specialist who oversees the 4-H PAT, Robin Beals – 4-H PAT Director, and Glenda Booker – 4-H PAT Costuming Coordinator. Other volunteers are involved on an episodic basis throughout the PAT year.