April 9, 2019

Celebrating the Arts in Metro Nashville Public Schools

This academic year, the Metro Nashville Public Schools welcomed Jeff Smith as their new visual and performing arts director. On March 26, arts organizations, parents, community leaders, and more came out for an evening to celebrate the arts and learn what Smith is planning for the future. Attendees included leaders from the Tennessee State Department of Education, Bridgestone Firestone, Quaver Music, and many more.

Performing at the event were the McGavock High School Dance Ensemble; Martin Luther King, Jr. Magnet High School String Quartet; and the Oliver Middle School Theatre Ensemble. 

The Coalition was honored to take part in the evening’s events and formally introduce Sarah Robinson, our new Nashville program director, as well as coordinator for Music Makes Us, a Nashville music education public-private partnership. 

(L-R): Lee Whitmore, Executive Director, GRAMMY Music Education Coalition; Alice Rolli, Vice President, Quavo Music; Jeff Smith, Director, Visual & Performing Arts, Metro Nashville Public Schools; Sarah Robinson, Nashville Program Director, GRAMMY Music Education Coalition; Manuel Delgado, Delgado Guitars

Future Coalition activities in Nashville include our board meeting later this month and an all-district music and audio technology professional development event supported by the Coalition and NAMM Foundation.