PECAA Gives… Leaving a positive, lasting impact on the communities where we come together.
Thank you to everyone who donated!
Thank you to everyone who generously donated to PECAA Gives to support the W.O. Smith Music School in Nashville! We were so proud to present a check for $16,750 to the Executive Director, Jonah Rabinowitz, after the band, Grand Theft Audio, performed for us at the Annual Meeting. The money raised will go toward scholarships for Summer camps this year.
2017 PECAA Gives Beneficiary
The 2017 Annual Meeting was held in Nashville, TN, a city famous for its vibrant music scene. In an effort to help spread the joy of music throughout the local Nashville community as well as show our support for music education nationwide, we chose Nashville’s W.O. Smith Music School to be our 2017 PECAA Gives beneficiary.
About the W.O Smith Music School
Since its founding in 1984, the school has gone on to teach music to children from low income families from all over the metropolitan Nashville area. It is ran by over 200 volunteer teachers who want to share their passion for music with kids in their community. Each child is provided with an instrument and any necessary musical materials for their studies.
Not only do the children get to bolster their passion for music, but they also thrive from the focused practice sessions and benefit from creating and achieving their goals. Since 1998, 100% of high school seniors that have attended the school have gone on to receive a high school diploma, with nearly 98% being accepted into a college program.
The W.O. Smith Music School transforms more than 650 students lives through music each year.