GRAMMY Music Education Coalition sets Metro Nashville Public School (MNPS) two-day Music Technology Conference with The NAMM Foundation | Shore Fire Media

30 May, 2019Print

GRAMMY Music Education Coalition sets Metro Nashville Public School (MNPS) two-day Music Technology Conference with The NAMM Foundation

On Thurs., May 30th and Fri., May 31stGRAMMY Music Education Coalition (GMEC) with funding from The NAMM Foundation will support Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPSMusic Technology Conference, a two-day gathering at Martin Luther King Magnet High School offering relevant music education training, tools, recording technology equipment, sessions, and workshop for over 100 teachers.

To kick off the conference, MNPS has enlisted keynote speaker Professor Beverly Keel of Middle Tennessee State University’s Department of Recording Industry to engage teachers in an interactive discussion on preparing students for careers in music through 21st century trends and technology.

Following the keynote speaker presentation, the Music Technology Conference will feature panel discussions and sessions on the basics of sound systems, student assessment software, Quaver Curriculum, technology for instrumental ensembles, best practices, and more from Belmont University speakers, as well as organizations like MusicFirst, Quaver Music, Romeo Music, and others. Teachers will get the chance to learn from individuals in the music industry how to incorporate these topics in their classrooms.

The NAMM Foundation’s generous first investment with GMEC augments the non-profit's professional development dollars that are being used to help Nashville-area educators develop professional skills in music instruction. The goal is to give educators additional tools and training to integrate technology and engage Nashville's public school students in a well-rounded music education.

The conference builds off the work that GMEC has done in Nashville schools, such as helping fund a new recording studio and more. GMEC with The NAMM Foundation is also investing in Philadelphia schools with programs like DASH (Destined To Achieve Successful Heights) which brings innovative classes such as songwriting, music production, music business, publishing, and more to Philadelphia schools. 


Music Technology Conference Topics:

  • Preparing Students for a Career in Music
  • Sound System and Recording Technology Basics
  • Free Web-Based Music Applications
  • MusicFirst Tech-Based Learning Management System
  • Educating the “Next Musician”
  • Digital and Online Assessments in the Music Classroom 
  • K-12 Best Practices in Music Technology
  • Teaching Music in the Cloud
  • Quaver Music Curriculum
  • Technology in the Instrumental Music Classroom
  • Introduction to Digital Audio Workstations
  • Digital Learning Spaces in the Music Classroom


About GRAMMY Music Education Coalition:

The GRAMMY Music Education Coalition, formed in 2017, is a non-profit dedicated to building universal music education participation in elementary and secondary schools nationwide. It is a coalition of over 40 non-profit music education organizations and philanthropies that gathers academics, philanthropists, educators, artists and parents to work together to create dynamic, diverse communities to create and sustain music education.


About The NAMM Foundation:

The NAMM Foundation is a non-profit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its 10,400 members around the world. The NAMM Foundation works to advance active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs. For more information about The NAMM Foundation, please visit


About MNPS and Music Makes Us®

Music Makes Us® is the collective impact model that brings together Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS), the Mayor’s Office and the Nashville music community to provide meaningful support for our music programs. Our goal is to increase access, participation and quality of music education for ALL MNPS students. Through Music Makes Us®, our schools receive instruments, instructional assistance, supplies and equipment. Music Makes Us® provides professional learning and recognition opportunities for our teachers. For more information go to:, follow us on Twitter (@MMUNashville) and like our Facebook page (

For more information, please contact:

Mark Satlof | | 718.522.7171

Jaclyn D. Carter | | 615.280.5330

Olivia Del Valle | | 615.280.5330