Governance & Leadership
- Increase Advisory Council to 24 members
- Metro City Council adopts Resolution affirming importance of music education
- Secure $1.3 million in private funding and in-kind contributions
- The 2013 research study, Prelude: Music Makes Us Baseline Research Report, affirmed the value of music education in Metro Nashville Public Schools. Along with the benefits of music study in itself, the study finds a strong correlation between participation in music and positive impact on attendance, ACT, GPA, discipline referrals, graduation rate and student engagement.
Teaching & Learning
- 100% elementary students participate in music classes.
- 43% middle school students participate in music.
- 27% high school students participate in music.
- 95% of eligible teachers participate in new Growth Model portfolio evaluation, averaging a 3.7 portfolio score (out of 5).
- 40 new contemporary classes implemented in 18 middle and high schools, including mariachi, world percussion, country/bluegrass, rock, songwriting and hip hop.
- Add new choral programs in 4 middle schools in 2013-14, with 4 additional programs in 2014-15.
- Over 1,200 instruments purchased or donated with contributions from the Country Music Association, Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation and VH1 Save the Music Foundation.