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The CMA Foundation will hold its fourth annual Music Teachers of Excellence Awards on Tuesday, April 30 in Nashville, hosted by three-time CMA Awards winner Dierks Bentley.

“These teachers have gone above and beyond in their classrooms to really bring music to life and their commitment and determination has not gone unnoticed,” said Bentley. “As a parent, I have seen first-hand the importance of music in my children’s lives and its importance in school programs. Every child deserves the chance to feel the power of music and it’s not possible without supporting these teachers.”

The invite-only event will honor 10 music educators from districts across the state of Tennessee, ten from Metro Nashville Public Schools and ten from across the United States.

Award recipients are selected because of their dedication to bringing a high-quality music program to their students and the impact they’ve had on their school community through music.

To date, the CMA Foundation has invested over $575,000 to ensure music educators have the support and funding needed to create a thriving program within their school and community.

-Nancy Brooks