For the second year, Education Through Music and The CMA Foundation have partnered to bring music education to New York City. With the renewed partnership, ETM was the beneficiary of a $125K grant, which was accepted by ETM Executive Director Katherine Damkohler on Wednesday, September 3rd at the CMA Awards Nominees Press Conference in NYC. The grant, which will provide the funding to expand and enhance music education programs throughout NYC, was presented by CMA CEO Sarah Trahern, along with country music stars Darius Rucker and Little Big Town.
As part of the grant presentation, ETM Partner School students were invited to perform a rendition of Darius Rucker’s hit-single “Wagon Wheel” for Rucker himself, star group Little Big Town, along with all in attendance. The performance exhilarated the crowd and gave the students a moment to cherish for a lifetime.