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For the First Time, 50 Music Teachers Receive Accolades and Grants From CMA Foundation

For the First Time, 50 Music Teachers Receive Accolades and Grants From CMA Foundation

CMA Music Teacher of Excellence Award Program Celebrates Music Educators in Nashville NASHVILLE – For the first time in the nation, 50 music teachers from one district are being recognized for their dedication to their students, commitment to teaching, and their undeniable role in enriching the community and their individual schools. The inaugural CMA Music Teacher of Excellence honors were held T... »

Kacey Musgraves and Shane McAnally Visit Austin Students on Behalf of CMA Foundation

Kacey Musgraves and Shane McAnally Visit Austin Students on Behalf of CMA Foundation

Kacey Musgraves (center) and Shane McAnally (second from left) visit local students and Philip Gilley, Founder, Notes for Notes (third from left) on behalf of the CMA Foundation at the Doris Miller Auditorium Saturday in Austin. Photo Credit: Mario Villeda / CMA NASHVILLE – CMA Award winners Kacey Musgraves and Shane McAnally visited with CMA Foundation beneficiary students at the Doris Mill... »

CMA Foundation Announces 2016 Music Education Grant Recipients

CMA Foundation Announces 2016 Music Education Grant Recipients

Record $2.68 Million to be Awarded to 29 Programs NASHVILLE – Thanks to the generosity of Country artists and fans at CMA Music Festival, the CMA Foundation announced its annual donation for music education as well as grant recipients for 2016 with 29 charitable groups receiving a record $2.68 million. The grants bring CMA’s total contributions since 2006 to more than $13.68 million for this impor... »

CMA Foundation Makes Holidays Shine for Nashville Music Students

CMA Foundation Makes Holidays Shine for Nashville Music Students

CMA Foundation Increases Donation to the W.O. Smith Nashville Community Music School by 50 Percent; Foundation Grant Announced at the School’s Annual Holiday Recital NASHVILLE – The CMA Foundation is donating $75,000 to benefit music education programs for low-income students at the W.O. Smith Nashville Community Music School – a 50 percent increase over 2014 and the fourth year the Foundation has... »

Steve Turner Presented with CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award

Steve Turner Presented with CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award

NASHVILLE — The CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award was presented Tuesday to Steve Turner, President of the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors and Founder of MarketStreet Enterprises, during the CMA Board of Directors meeting at the Omni Hotel in Nashville. “I am honored and touched by this award from the Country Music Association,” said Turner. “I am also gratified by... »

CMA Foundation Continues Long-Term Commitment to Metro Nashville Public Schools

CMA Foundation Continues Long-Term Commitment to Metro Nashville Public Schools

Darius Rucker Announces $1 Million Grant NASHVILLE – Country star Darius Rucker and the CMA Foundation celebrated a decade-long commitment to Metro Nashville Public Schools today, awarding a $1 million grant to support initiatives aimed at strengthening teacher talent in music classrooms across the city. The extraordinary public–private partnership received national attention today as a centerpiec... »

Darius Rucker, CMA Foundation to Announce Special Grant for Metro Nashville Public Schools

Darius Rucker, CMA Foundation to Announce Special Grant for Metro Nashville Public Schools

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country star Darius Rucker and the CMA Foundation will announce a special grant for Metro Nashville Public Schools on Friday, Nov. 6, at the National League of Cities’ Congress of Cities. The 2015 grant marks a decade-long commitment by CMA, and will support MNPS initiatives aimed at bettering resources strengthening teacher talent in music classrooms across the city. The grant ... »

Charles Kelley Helps CMA Foundation Announce Research Funding For National Association For Music Education

Charles Kelley Helps CMA Foundation Announce Research Funding For National Association For Music Education

CMA Foundation Expands Grant Focus from Purchasing Instruments to Supporting Music Education Initiatives for Deserving Children Nationwide Charles Kelley Announces CMA Foundation Charitable Giving in 2016 to Exceed $2.6 Million NASHVILLE – A trumpet on a school shelf sits silent without a teacher showing a student how to play. Early in the creation of the CMA Foundation the focus was on purchasing... »

Efforts to Expand Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Receive Significant Support from CMA

Efforts to Expand Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Receive Significant Support from CMA

Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum Announces $3 Million Donation NASHVILLE – The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is receiving significant philanthropic support through a $3 million gift from the Country Music Association (CMA), Vanderbilt University Medical Center leaders, event host Kix Brooks, and Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum announced today. “Country Music is a forma... »

CMA Foundation Music Education Matters Ambassador Keith Urban Meets Music Students During Today Show Appearance

CMA Foundation Music Education Matters Ambassador Keith Urban Meets Music Students During Today Show Appearance

NASHVILLE – Keith Urban, who performed this past Friday before a jam-packed Rockefeller Plaza crowd for the Today Show Summer Concert Series, took time both before and after the show, to meet Education Through Music (ETM) students from the Bronx. The middle-school students are the recipients of a donation of guitars (by Urban), made possible through the CMA Foundation’s Music Education Matters ini... »

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