Our community engagement programs promote confidence, a healthy lifestyle and creativity through performance and accessible hands-on workshops. By introducing singing to audiences of all ages, these programs bring the power of singing to life and inspire the lives of the people they reach.
Through self-produced concert events, community outreach performances at schools (community and private) home school associations, universities, hospitals, nonprofits, churches, senior centers retirement homes, civic clubs, chambers of commerce, sporting events, and corporate engagements, performances and programs of the Nashville Singers have touched the lives of over 50,000 people since the summer of 2009.
These programs are accessible year-round and are affordable. These programs elevate and energize.
Regardless of your background, age or physical capacity, singing can stimulate and empower you. These programs strive to break down traditional barriers so more people can benefit from the power of singing.
This program provides funding to support Middle Tennessee school music programs or non-profits with a music education mission. Organizations receiving our grant funding to date include: Apollo Middle Prep, Bellevue Middle School, Creswell Middle Prep, I.T. Creswell Arts Magnet Middle School, Ezell-Harding Christian School, H.B. Williams Elementary School, John Overton High School, Lakeview Design Center, Music City Youth Orchestra, Nashville Notes Homeschool Music Association, Oliver Middle School, VSA Tennessee, and Youth Empowerment through Arts and Humanities.
This program provides a college scholarship for graduating high school seniors pursuing a music education degree. Recipients to date include: Michael Collins, graduate of McGavock High School, Kasey Hammond, graduate of Hendersonville High School, Dexter Lowe, graduate of White House High School, Bryan Sanders, graduate of Hendersonville High School, and Olivia Zemer, graduate of Columbia Academy.
This program introduces young singers to the exciting art of a cappella singing. A cappella is enjoying resurgence in popularity through network TV programs like Glee and The Sing-Off. Many music educators struggle to convince boys to participate in school choral programs and have come to realize that introducing young men to a cappella singing (performed well) provides the much needed hook to capture and retain their boys. The program provides program participants with a combination of technical and artistic vocal and performance training. Some of the world-class clinicians collaborating with the Nashville Singers to lead these programs include Dr. Kirby Shaw, Dr. Cedric Dent, and Derric Johnson.
Each year, the Nashville Singers also recognize an outstanding music educator by presenting the annual Carol Crittenden Arts Advocate of the Year Award. Previous recipients of this award include Carol Crittenden, Margaret Campbelle-Holman, J. Jeff Beckman, Dr. Carol Nies, and Ron Alley.
The Nashville Singers offer year-round music education to adults focusing on the following areas of performance: balancing chords, breath support, confidence as a singer, hearing/singing harmony,
interpreting a song, matching pitch, matching vowels, singing in tune, singing with dynamics, visual performance skills, vocal quality, and vocal range.
The Nashville Singers have learned over 80 songs in the last eight years but have only recorded 17 songs to date. This program is seeking funding to capture professional recordings of a larger percentage of our repertoire.