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CMA Foundation Donates $1.2 Million to Nashville Music Education
In February 2013, the CMA Foundation donated $1.2 million to benefit music education programs for Nashville’s 81,000 public school students through the Keep the Music Playing campaign, including purchasing instruments used throughout the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools system.
The announcement was made at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, and raises total donations through the KTMP program to $7.6 Million Since 2006. Country star Scotty McCreery was host of the event, which is the the annual Keep the Music Playing All Stars Concert that brings together hundreds of Metro Nashville public school students who have directly benefited from the CMA Foundation program.
The annual donation is made on behalf of the hundreds of Country artists who perform and make appearances at CMA Music Festival each year for free.
In this video, hear students perform during the annual Keep the Music Playing Concert, plus hear from Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and McCreery, as they talk about the impact of this donation to Nashville students.