Key Players

Music Makes Us is a public/private partnership. We are grateful to the philanthropists, community leaders, commercial, education and nonprofit organizations that are engaged in advancing our efforts to provide a world class music education for the students in Nashville.

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Music Makes Us® Founding and Major Donors

National Endowment for the Arts
Bridgestone Americas
Country Music Association
Big Machine Records
Broadcast Music, Inc.
Curb Records
Gibson Guitars, Inc./ Gibson Foundation
Martha R. Ingram
The Recording Academy
Steve and Nancy Shapiro
Roy Wunsch and Mary Ann McCready
Frank and Ann Bumstead
The Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing
Warner Music Nashville
VH1 Save the Music Foundation
Bonnaroo Works Fund - a philanthropic division of Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation
KHS America/Mapex Drums
Nashville Symphony
NAMM Foundation
Little Kids Rock


The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund
Delgado Guitars
Miller Piano Specialists
Radisson Hotel at Opryland
Innovative Percussion
Sean Deel Foundation
Nashville Violins


Belmont University
Blair School of Music/Vanderbilt University
Business Band Battle
Country Music Hall of Fame
Conn Selmer
International Bluegrass Music Association
KHS America/Mapex Drums/Jupiter
Lipscomb University
Little Kids Rock
Metro Nashville Arts Commission
Nashville Public Education Foundation
Nashville Singers
Nashville Symphony
Tennessee State University
Trevecca Nazarene University
West Music
W.O. Smith School