CMA Foundation announced today its annual donation for music education as well as grant recipients for 2016, totaling a record $2.68 million thanks to the generosity of Country artists and fans at CMA Music Festival.
“If it weren’t for the artists, who all perform for free during CMA Music Festival, and the thousands of fans who support the event each year, these donations would not be possible,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “The CMA Foundation donates to causes that are important to our community, but every dollar is given on behalf of the artists and fans that support Music Fest each June.”
TPAC is proud to be among the 29 charitable groups receiving this generous support. The 2016 grant will go to TPAC Education and fund the organization’s Disney Musicals in Schools (DMIS) program. DMIS is a free semester-long, after-school musical theater program that inspires students and their school communities to organize around the challenging work of mounting a 30-45-minute musical production. Guided by TPAC Teaching Artists, this program utilizes active partnerships that combine school, professional, and community resources to create rich avenues for student learning while providing teachers with the training and tools needed to strengthen their arts programs. DMIS is expected to reach nearly 1,300 Metro Nashville Public Schools students in 26 elementary and middle schools this school year.
Thank you CMA Foundation!