ACM Lifting Lives To Fund Music Camp In Nashville
March 30, 2010 at 7:15 AM (PT)
The ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM) has announced it will help fund the VANDERBILT KENNEDY CENTER MUSIC CAMP in NASHVILLE, now called the ACM LIFTING LIVES MUSIC CAMP. This year’s event will be held JUNE 27th – JULY 2nd. The week-long program helps people who have WILLIAMS SYNDROME, a rare genetic disorder, and are interested in music.
All students write and record a song and sing it on the GRAND OLE OPRY stage at the end of the week. Artists like MONTGOMERY GENTRY’s EDDIE MONTGOMERY, LeANN RIMES and KIX BROOKS participated as mentors at last year’s event. This summer, campers will get to visit MANUEL’s EXCLUSIVE CLOTHIER and HATCH SHOW PRINT, where they will receive posters commemorating their OPRY performance.
ACM LIFTING LIVES Director ERIN SPAHN said: “We’ve always funded programs in NASHVILLE, but this is a deeper commitment to one program than we’ve made in the past. At LIFTING LIVES, we focus on healing through music and on music education, and we found the KENNEDY CENTER’s camp to be a fascinating marriage of science and art. People with WILLIAMS SYNDROME may be delayed in some areas of development, but when it comes to music many of them have perfect pitch and other talents that are extraordinary.”