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W.O. Smith Selected as Kelly Clarkson Concert Nonprofit Partner

W.O. Smith is excited to announce that it will be a beneficiary of multi-Grammy-winning artist and The New York Times best-selling author Kelly Clarkson's Miracle on Broadway holiday concert!

Clarkson with Voices Chorus

Clarkson with Voices Chorus

Clarkson recently visited W.O. Smith to meet with and speak to students about the power of studying music and how participating in choir as a child changed her life.  Clarkson and members of her band also sat in with members of W.O. Smith's house band, Grand Theft Audio, during their rehearsal.

For more information about the concert, please click here.

Guitarist Jonathan Butler visits Jazz Band

On October 12th, Grammy® Award-Nominated Recording Artist Jonathan Butler visited the Jazz Band during their rehearsal! He shared stories from his life and career as a musician, and spoke about improvisation with students.  Butler sat in with the band as they played, and then performed a solo rendition of "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)." All students received an autographed copy of Butler's latest album, Free.

Kelvin and Jonathan

Kelvin and Jonathan

Jonathan and his team also presented W.O. Smith student Kelvin Encalada with a brand new guitar from D'Angelico Guitars.  In an effort to promote music education, Butler and D'Angelico Guitars have teamed up to provide custom-made guitars to musicians across the country.

Thank you Jonathan, D'Angelico Guitars, and TKO Artist Management for your support of our students!

http://www.jonathanbutler.com/official/jonathanbutler

http://dangelicoguitars.com/

http://www.tkoartistmanagement.com/

Thanks for visiting!

Thanks for visiting!

Nashville Cream 10th Anniversary Party

This Saturday, September 10th, Nashville Cream will be celebrating their tenth anniversary with a bang at Grimey's! The main stage sets are for all ages, while the inside stage will be 21 and up. For tickets, click here. For all of the day's details, see the post below from Nashville Cream's event page. Remember, all proceeds from the event will benefit W.O. Smith! Thanks Nashville Scene and Nashville Cream!

Celebrate ten years of the Nashville Scene's irreverent music blog with a party at Grimey's New & Preloved Music featuring a very special musical lineup co-curated by Third Man Records and Nashville Cream. Nashville Cream has been the go-to source for show reviews and previews, news items, artist interviews, album analysis, music video and track premieres, Chris Crofton's hit Advice King column, award-winning show recaps and more. Ten years in, and the Cream is still livin' the dream. Let's just revel in that, why don't we? Enjoy fare from Burger Republic, Smoke Et Al and Retro Sno. Thanks to sponsors NTS Promedia, Gazebo Apartments, Black 13 Tattoo Parlor, Chattanooga Whiskey, Tito's Handmade Vodka and Chattanooga CVB (Chattanooga Fun). Tickets are $10. The Third Man Records/Nashville Cream-curated music line up featuring JEFF The Brotherhood, Birdcloud, Mom And Dad, Idle Bloom, Teddy and the Roughriders, Sun Seeker, Bohannons, Coupler, Essential Tremors, The Soft Option, and Serration Pulse will sell out fast! DJing duties between sets will be shared by WXNA, Nashville Cream, and Third Man Records. A limited number of tickets are $10 and available now - get them while they last! Proceeds benefit the W.O. Smith Nashville Community Music School.

For tickets, click  here

For tickets, click here

Bank of America Grant Award

This morning, W.O. Smith Music School was awarded a $15,000.00 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.  The grant will fund the school's new brand video and a short documentary about the school's founder and namesake, William Oscar Smith.  Thank you for your support, Bank of America!

Pictured from left: Jonah Rabinowitz, Lynn Adelman, Colby Robbins (Merrill Lynch), and Jordan Morrison

Pictured from left: Jonah Rabinowitz, Lynn Adelman, Colby Robbins (Merrill Lynch), and Jordan Morrison