CMA Foundation recently announced $1.6 million in grants for music education programs in 2015, and Tennessee Performing Arts Center is proud to share that it made the list.
With the foundation’s support for a second year, 20 Metro Nashville Public Schools will produce a Disney Kids or Disney JR. musical this year. That is FOUR TIMES the number served by the program since TPAC and Metro Schools were selected by Disney Theatrical Group in 2011 for its first pilot outside of New York City.
From the CMA Foundation announcement:
Tennessee Performing Arts Center: Supporting TPAC’s after school program, Disney Musicals in Schools, which will engage students in 20 Metro Nashville Public Schools. Now in its fourth year, the local program was Disney’s first in-school outreach project outside of New York City and is the only program working with both elementary and middle schools. At the end of this academic year, 27 percent of Metro Nashville’s elementary schools will have produced a musical, engaging up to 1,200 students, 130 educators, 600 volunteers, and 12 teaching artists. At no cost to them, the schools receive a performance license for the Disney KIDS or JR. Musical of their choice, comprehensive resource materials, and in-school support from TPAC Teaching Artists.