On Wednesday, Oct.4, country singer Hunter Hayes kicked off a month-long effort to revitalize the music program at Nashville School of the Arts, with two performances for students, staff and their families.
At the kickoff, Hayes was joined on stage by five NSA students who were able to show off their musical talents by performing with the country artist. Hayes played a few of his top hits for students and staff—and even performed one-on-one with an NSA piano player and guitarist. Several NSA students will also join Hayes on Friday, Oct. 6, when he plays the Grand Ole Opry’s 92nd Birthday Bash.
Hayes’ revitalization efforts will involve a renovation of NSA’s current music room and the addition of a working recording studio. With support from Samsung Electronics America, Inc., Hayes gifted $100,000 to the CMA Foundation for the renovations. Hayes noted the importance of having a dedicated workspace in schools for students to be creative and find inspiration. To bolster the creativity that will happen in the new spaces, Hayes has also developed a masterclass series for others in the music industry to mentor students. Metro Schools is thankful for our partners and the generosity of the music community for supporting our students and their futures.
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