Nashville Symphony - Education and Community Engagement

Education and Community Engagement

In April 2007, the Nashville Symphony announced a new program, Music Education City, designed to promote music education in the Nashville and Middle Tennessee community. The program is structured around six "pillars," or core initiatives, each representing an area of educational emphasis:

  • Advocacy
  • Children's Concerts
  • Music Instruction
  • Family and Adult Education
  • Professional Development
  • Education on Tour

In 2007, as part of Music Education City, the Nashville Symphony announced the establishment of "One Note, One Neighborhood", an initiative designed to promote, support and supplement music education in Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools. Presented in partnership with the Metro school system and with the W.O. Smith/Nashville Community Music School, the program is currently operational in the Stratford cluster of East Nashville, providing children at eight schools with a wide range of music education resources, including free instruments, private instruction at the W.O. Smith School and transportation to lessons. The Nashville Symphony plans to expand to program to other clusters within the school system.

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