Listen to our July podcast LIVE from Summer NAMM! Mary Luehrsen interviews Laurie Schell, inaugural director of Music Makes Us: Nashville Education Project, and Nola Jones, coordinator of music, Metro Nashville Public Schools.
Metro Nashville Public Schools is working in partnership with Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and music industry leaders to launch a new initiative called Music Makes Us: The Nashville Music Education Project, bringing a fresh approach to music education and pledging to make the music education program at Metro Nashville Public Schools the worldwide leader. This contemporary curriculum that will utilize new technologies in a way that reflects today’s diverse musical landscape, including classes in songwriting and composition, rock band and hip-hop performance and technology-based production such as recording and DJ/remixing, starting as early as the 2012-13 school year. At the same time, traditional music curriculum in band, orchestra and choir will be enhanced.