What Is Music Makes Us®?

Music Makes Us IS music education in Metro Nashville Public Schools. This unique public/private partnership with Metro Nashville Public Schools, Mayor Megan Barry, and the Nashville music community provides meaningful support for music in our schools. We believe that music is an essential component of a well-rounded education.  Music Makes Us® is strengthening traditional school music while adding a contemporary curriculum that embraces new technologies and reflects our diverse student population.  Our goal is to eliminate barriers to music education, increase student participation, and enhance the quality of music education for ALL Metro Nashville Public School students.

"Nashville is Music City, and we know the value of music to our community because we experience it – we hear it – constantly. Music is the very bedrock of our city’s identity, the river of creative expression that runs through everything. And music education in our public schools is where it all starts. Music Makes Us connects the city and our music and business communities to our diverse population of students, providing a foundation for future success and opening doors to higher education, workforce development and a better life.”– Nashville Mayor Megan Barry