The CMA Foundation Awards Grant To Rocketown
August 21, 2014 at 3:39 PM (PT)
The CMA FOUNDATION recently presented a check for $39,500 to ROCKETOWN to advance music education in MIDDLE TENNESEE.
In existence for 20 years, ROCKETOWN of MIDDLE TENNESSEE serves young people between the ages of eight and 22 of all ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds. In 2013, ROCKETOWN served more than 110,000 youth encounters through their after school programs, skate park experiences, and concerts.
"It is invaluable to our board members to experience the life-changing impact these programs have on young people," said CMA CEO SARAH TRAHERN. "The grants made by the CMA FOUNDATION are an investment in youth through music."
The ROCKETOWN PRODUCTIONS grant is designed to provide access to technology; equipment in a professional studio setting (recording, producing, and mixing); live performance and music instruction that will give the kids the skills and confidence they need to pursue a career in the music industry.
“The music education program at ROCKETOWN is called ROCKETOWN PRODUCTIONS and it serves to engage our participants in the development of multimedia projects that guide them to find their voice, tell their stories, develop skills, and be empowered to affect positive change in their lives and communities,” added ROCKETOWN Exec. Dir. JIM MALLORY.
To date, the CMA FOUNDATION has awarded nearly $10 million to organizations that support music education across the country.