Vision / Mission / Goals
All Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 students in MNPS will participate in quality music instruction that is standards-based and sequential, taught by highly qualified music educators and enhanced by a network of music professionals and community based organizations from Nashville and beyond.
The purpose of Music Makes Us® is to educate students through music. Designed as a collective impact model, the public/private initiative is a joint effort of Metro Nashville Public Schools, Mayor Megan Barry and music industry and community leaders.
Theory of Change
To impact student achievement and engagement through music we must 1) engage more students in music; 2) support highly effective teachers; 3) reflect our culturally and ethnically diverse community; 3) create equity and alignment across all schools and grade levels; and 4) foster creativity and growth mindset.
Metro Nashville Public Schools Board of Education and Metro City Council adopted resolutions affirming the importance and value of music education for all students.