CMA Makes The Largest Music Education Donation To Date
Over $1 Million Given To Metro Nashville Public Schools
December 10, 2009 at 11:55 AM (PT)
The CMA (COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION) is donating $1,066,632 from the 2009 CMA MUSIC FESITVAL to benefit music education programs for NASHVILLE public schools.
The donation is part of the CMA's "Keep The Music Playing" campaign, which has raised $3,312,053 to date to help purchase more than 2,500 instruments, build music labs and purchase much-needed supplies for METRO NASHVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
BNA artist KELLIE PICKLER was on hand to make the latest check presentation and introduce some of the student performers of the KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING ALL-STARS at an event at the SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER in NASHVILLE on TUESDAY night (12/8).
The total includes an endowment gift for the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM's "Words & Music" program, which assists language arts and music teachers with classroom instruction in the basics of songwriting.
The amount also includes a donation in JULY to cover travel costs for 40 students from W.O. SMITH/NASHVILLE COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC to attend a Country-themed music event at the WHITE HOUSE, hosted by PRESIDENT OBAMA and the FIRST LADY.
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