Darius Rucker And CMA Foundation Present $1 Million Grant To Metro Nashville Public Schools
November 9, 2015 at 7:14 AM (PT)
CAPITOL NASHVILLE artist DARIUS RUCKER announced a $1 million grant to METRO NASHVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS (MNPS) on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6th at the MUSIC CITY CENTER in NASHVILLE (NET NEWS 11/3). RUCKER partnered with the CMA FOUNDATION to help stabilize music education programs by purchasing instruments and equipment as well as providing resources for music educators.
“When this program began, it was important to fund the purchase of instruments, which hadn’t been purchased in decades,” said CMA FOUNDATION Vice Chairman and CMA Board of Directors member JOE GALANTE. “Now that we have instruments in every Metro school, the CMA FOUNDATION has expanded its support to include teacher education, which is critical in developing and maintaining strong, sustainable music programs.” The grant was funded by CMA's annual CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL, held each JUNE in NASHVILLE. For more information on the grant, visit the CMA FOUNDATION website here.