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

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


Align Music Group
Ciari Guitars
Newport Festivals Foundation
Reverb Gives
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
Metis Associates
Nashville Public Education Foundation
Nashville Singers
Nashville Symphony
Tennessee State University
Trevecca Nazarene University
West Music
W.O. Smith School