Middle Tennessee Students To Perform Original Songs At Hall Of Fame
March 31, 2010 at 2:26 PM (PT)
Students from MIDDLE TENNESSEE will perform at the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM’s FORD THEATER in NASHVILLE on APRIL 27th at 6:30p (CT) for the annual “Words & Music Night.” The event is sponsored by FORD MOTOR COMPANY FUND and the ASCAP FOUNDATION.
The young songwriters will perform original songs and be accompanied by professional songwriters who volunteer their time for the event and throughout the year. NASHVILLE songwriters KENT BLAZY and CORY BATTEN will host and the event is open to performing students and their families.
JUSTINE GREGORY, Dir./Education And Public Programming for the Museum, said: “The Words & Music program allows students to express themselves creatively and to learn the craft of lyric writing. The Words & Music Night recital showcases the breadth, depth and quality of those student compositions. When the students perform their songs on the FORD THEATER stage with professional songwriters, it is not only a proud moment for the audience of parents, teachers and Museum staff, but also an evening of first-rate entertainment. We look forward to it every year.”
“Words & Music Night” is the culmination of the yearlong “Words & Music” program which takes classes through a lesson plan developed by the Museum on lyric-writing. More than 4,300 2nd through 12th-grade students at 57 TENNESSEE, ALABAMA, KENTUCKY and INDIANA schools wrote songs that were put to music by 41 professional songwriters throughout the 2009–10 school year. This is the 31st year that the Museum has offered its “Words & Music” program.
For more on the program, see www.countrymusichalloffame.org/words.