Keith Urban Named Ambassador For 'Music Education Matters' Campaign
June 11, 2015 at 2:15 PM (PT)
Notes for Notes CEO Phil Gilley, Keith Urban, and Metro Music Specialist at John F. Kennedy Middle School Linda Friend
KEITH URBAN has teamed up with the CMA FOUNDATION to become the first national ambassador for the "MUSIC EDUCATION MATTERS" campaign, which provides musical instruments and teaching support to programs serving inner-city youth. Getting instruments into the hands of children is not just something that URBAN has championed through the years, but is something he’s supporting with a personal donation. He is contributing 60 KEITH URBAN guitars – complete with amplifiers, strings, and picks – to five MUSIC EDUCATION MATTERS partner programs across the country including: EDUCATION THROUGH MUSIC (ETM), HARMONY PROJECT, LITTLE KIDS ROCK, METRO NASHVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, and NOTES FOR NOTES.
“Music is not only powerful, it’s magical,” said URBAN. “It has the ability to bring people together, to inspire, calm, enhance creativity and intelligence, and to improve concentration. There is nothing like seeing the genesis of the relationship between an instrument and a child or young adult. I’m so honored and proud that the CMA FOUNDATION has given us this opportunity to be a part of something that can have such a positive effect on so many young lives.” For more information, visit www.cmafoundation.com.