On Tuesday, February 21, Ryan Smith, Regional Manager of Artist Relations for Shure, stopped by to talk with our Audio Production Class. He spoke about everything from how he started his career with Shure and where it has taken him so far to how wireless microphones work and what is coming next! We were very grateful to have him here inspiring our class to dig deeper. Thank you to Ryan and to Shure for your continued support!
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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!