Music Makes Us Luncheon Celebrates a Valuable Partnership

On Thursday, the NAMM Foundation hosted a luncheon to raise awareness of Nashville’s Music Makes Us program and to celebrate what has been accomplished since it began a year ago. Music Makes Us, a joint venture between Nashville Metro Public Schools and music industry leaders, has developed a music curriculum that incorporates traditional and non-traditional approaches to public school music education.

Guests were greeted by a performance by the McGavock High School Saxophone Quartet, directed by Jacob Campos. Speakers at the luncheon included Joe Lamond, President and CEO, NAMM; Karl Dean, Nashville Mayor; Dr. Jesse Register, Director of Schools, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools; Dr. Nancy Shapiro, Senior Vice President of Member Services, The Recording Academy®; Laurie Schell, Director, Music Makes Us; Dr. Nola Jones, Coordinator of Music, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools; and Mary Luehrsen, Executive Director, NAMM Foundation. The event concluded with a performance by Gibson artists “Chris and Lolly.”