Professor Kenton Yeager

kenton_yeagerI am a passionate teacher. I believe there is nothing more important than sharing your understanding, information, and passions with others. I am a tenured associate professor and head of the graduate program in lighting design at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. There, I also teach courses in Meditation and Mindfulness Studies for Academic Success, Techniques for Unlocking the Creative Mind through Meditation and Visualization, Waking up the Real You and Understanding Anger and Fear. I have been involved in these personal studies and practice as well as the martial arts for over 30 years. I also serve as the Director of Teacher Training for The American Meditation Society.

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Kenton heads the Masters Program in Entertainment Lighting Design and Technology. Being busy over the past 30 years, Kenton has designed or produced more than 600 events for the Corporate World, Theatre, Dance, Music, Weddings, Industrials, Festivals, and Tours both nationally and internationally. He is also the owner and creator of Yeagerlabs, a classroom theater system used in teaching theatre ( His theatre design credits include work for: Milwaukee Rep, St Louis Rep, Pioneer Theatre, Round House Theatre, Folger Shakespeare, The Clarence Brown Theatre, Virginia Stage Co, Arden Theatre, Syracuse Stage, Asolo Theatre, PlayMakers Rep, Great River Shakespeare Festival, Arkansas Rep, Theatre by the Sea, Pennsylvania Stage, National Shakespeare Co, Camden Shakespeare Co, The Flynn Theater for the Performing Arts, and American Music Theatre Festival. Kenton has designed cooperate events for IBM, AIG International, The Olympic Ski Team, University of Tennessee, Vermont Fine Wine and Food Festival, and ESPN. Kenton has also designed concerts for Suzanne Vega, Dave Matthews, John Prine, They Might Be Giants, George Winston, The Kronos Quartet, Bobby McFerrin, The Roches Charles Mingus Big Band, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, George Winston, Slide Hampton, Canadian Brass, Jonny Clegg, James Carter, Sweet Honey in the Rock and, Stephane Grappelli. As an educator, he has taught design master classes at more than 40 Universities, taught lighting design at the Penn State, and was Chair/Artistic Director of Interlochen Arts Camps’ Department of Theater. He has taught lighting workshops in Berlin, Munich, Salzburg, Prague, Mexico City, Avignon, and Amsterdam.

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