Borderless Arts Invites Students to Apply to its Summer Crescendo Music Institute

Mt. Juliet, TN: Students in Nashville and its surrounding communities, like Mount Juliet, Lebanon, Donelson, Hermitage and other areas Just East of Nashville have the opportunity to spend three days in Nashville working with leaders in the music industry to refine their musical skills and the opportunity to learn more about the music industry. That is the Crescendo Music Institute....and it is FREE!

The Crescendo Music Institute is open to any musician over the age of 10 with any form of disability. The Institute will run July 23-25 at the W.O. Smith School of Music, the Country Music Association, and the Bluebird Cafe.

Each participant will get the chance to perform a 2-3 minute song. Then mentors from the music industry will provide critique regarding song choice and technique. Participants will then work on stage presence and participate in rhythm activities.

Presenters will share information on how to record at home, how to find performance opportunities, and information that performers need to know about copyright. Participants will also learn what it means to listen like a producer, and will get the chance to tour a recording studio on music row.

During the final day, selected participants will get a chance to perform their own song at the famous Bluebird Cafe. The entire group will write a song with acclaimed songwriters and finish the day with a group performance.

This program is in partnership with the W.O. Smith School of Music, the Country Music Association, and the Bluebird Cafe.

The program is supported through a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission and support is also provided through the Borderless Arts Young Soloist supporters of Congressman Diane and Dr. David Black and First Tennessee Bank Foundation.

Space is limited for this program and only a handful of spots are left. To register, contact Borderless Arts Tennessee at