EXPERIENCE Guided Highlights Tour
Words & Music 04 Songwriting 101 06 5-6 Making Waves at Historic RCA Studio B 07
Is It a Fiddle or a Violin? 09 Student Performances 10 String City: Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry 11 Freedom of Speech Programs:
Freedom Sings Music Matters: Songs That Shaped America
All Access 20 Student Art Workshop 21
EXPLORE Sing Me Back Home: Folk Roots to the Present 12 Limited Run Exhibitions 13 Taylor Swift Education Center 14 Dinah and Fred Gretsch Family Gallery and ACM Gallery 15 Hall of Fame Rotunda 16
TEACH Professional Development 22 Teacher Appreciation 23 SCHOOL AND TEACHER PROGRAMS provide dynamic, interdisciplinary experiences that support curriculum standards in core subject areas. Experiences for every grade level are designed to meet classroom needs through engaging, hands-on learning. Standards-based lesson materials and the DIGITAL RESOURCE PORTAL, loaded with primary sources, make incorporating the rich legacy of country music history and culture into your classroom easy and fun.
FREE TO LOW-COST. SUBSIDIES AVAILABLE. SPACE IS LIMITED. SCHEDULE NOW.
Teacher Resources 24 In Your Classroom
PLAN Teacher’s Guide Available
Frequently Asked Questions 26 Art Access Fund 27
Digital Resource Portal
Pricing 27 Contact 28
GUIDED HIGHLIGHTS TOUR
TRAVEL IN TIME from country music’s folk roots and the dawn of radio to contemporary country and the age of the digital download. Students journey through the museum with a trained guide to learn about country music’s place in American history and culture. The Guided Highlights Tour focuses on the evolution of technology, the growth and development of Nashville as a music industry center, and pivotal moments in American history as told through the museum’s one-of-a-kind collections. Tours are included with most programs.
Above: DeFord Bailey Below: Harmonica and megaphone used by DeFord Bailey.
90 MINUTES 10-200 Students English Language Arts, Music, Social Studies, Visual Art
SELECT STANDARDS: Common Core ELA: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY. CCRA.R.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.1 TN Music 6.4, 8.1, 9,1 TN Social Studies 2.28, 2.40, 5.37, 5.47, 5.64, US.31, US.44, US.86, US. 104
Dolly Parton's manuscript for "Jolene."
60 MINUTES 15-120 Students English Language Arts, Music, Social Studies
SELECT STANDARDS: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.R.2, CCSS.ELALiteracy.R.W., National Association for Music Education Standards 6-9
AT THE MUSEUM Âˇ IN YOUR CLASSROOM GET STUDENTS EXCITED about reading and writing through this innovative and interdisciplinary program. Words & Music helps students tell their own stories while developing language arts skills. Students interact with a professional songwriter, paired with their class, in an engaging performance workshop that features student lyrics as finished songs.
Using the award-winning Words & Music Teacherâ€™s Guide, educators lead their students through a sequential lyric-writing unit. Multimedia resources, including PowerPoint, videos, and primary sources, are available in the supporting Digital Resource Portal. INTERESTED? Register or attend a Words & Music Professional Development workshop before instruction.
AT HISTORIC RCA STUDIO B
Elvis Presley with the Jordanaires.
IMAGINE YOU ARE A RECORD PRODUCER. While recording the song “Are You Lonesome Tonight,” Elvis Presley turns off all of the lights; the studio is completely dark. At the end of a perfect take, Elvis hits his head on the microphone. What do you do? Hear this story and more at Historic RCA Studio B, Nashville’s oldest operating recording studio. Meet an engineer to gain insight into the recording process. The “Home of 1,000 Hits” provides a powerful and engaging learning environment for students to experience the convergence of science, technology, history, and music. Preservation of Historic RCA Studio B made possible through a partnership between the Mike Curb Family Foundation and the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum.
IN THIS INTRODUCTION TO WORDS & MUSIC, students learn songwriting fundamentals, including the basics of song form, rhyme scheme and meter, and secrets behind the creative process. Working as a class with a professional songwriter, students will analyze a song then write original lyrics and advise on musical components. The program ends with a performance of the new composition.
60 MINUTES: 60 MINUTES 15-60 Students Language Arts, Music, Social Studies
15-50 Students Music, Science, Social Studies
SELECT STANDARDS: TN Music 6.1, 8.3, 9.1 TN Social Studies 5.64, US.86 TN Science GLE 0507.T/E.1-E.3, GLE.0607.T/E.1, GLE.0707.T/E.1, CLE 3231.T/E.1, CLE 3231.3.1
DAZZLING DESIGNS IN NASHVILLE IT DEPENDS. Learn about a fascinating stringed instrument, from its Italian origins and adaptation in the British Isles, to its innovative players and quintessential repertoire. This one-of-a-kind, toe-tapping program is presented by two professional musicians and features guided tours of both the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Is It a Fiddle or a Violin? challenges students to think about the versatility of an instrument and the relationship between the past and the world around them.
Detail of stage costume designed for Rose Maddox by Nathan Turk.
Top: Bob Willis Middle: Bob Willis's fiddle and case.
Hank Williams's boots.
THIS INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP highlights country designers and instrument makers, including Ukrainian-born Nudie Cohn, who immigrated to the United States when he was eleven. His eye for design and talents with a sewing machine led him to become the father of country couture, with the nickname “the Rodeo Tailor.” Students will review elements of design and discuss representation of culture, symbolism, and individuality in style. The experience comes together with an art-making activity in which students lend their own point-of-view to a unique costume or instrument design.
September 11 October 24
November 8 February 6 March 5
April 9 May 9
October 6 February 13
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60 MINUTES 10-150 Students English Language Arts, Music, Social Studies, Visual Art
SELECT STANDARDS: TN Visual Art 1.1-1.2, 2.3-2.6, 3.1-3.3, 4.1-4.2 TN Music 8.1, 9,1 TN Social Studies K.3, 1.38, 2.40, 3.9
9:30 am · 120 MINUTES 10-150 Students Fine Arts: Music, Social Studies
SELECT STANDARDS: TN Music 6.2-6.3, 7.1-7.2, 8.1, 9.1 TN Social Studies K.3, K.14, 1.19, 1.37, 1.38, 3.39, 3.41
NASHVILLE’S TRADITION OF MUSIC AND PUPPETRY STRING CITY SHOWCASES Nashville’s rich and entertaining legacy of country music through marionettes, rod puppetry, animation, and more. Starting with the early days of stringbands, gospel music, and the birth of the Grand Ole Opry, the audience meets icons of country music as the show travels through time. This original musical revue features over thirty songs, with puppet appearances by the Carter Family, DeFord Bailey, Hank Williams, Dolly Parton, George Strait, Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift, and Keith Urban. ENHANCE YOUR VISIT WITH A MUSEUM TOUR AND PUPPET-MAKING ACTIVITY.
DATES: November 27 - December 1 10:00 am and 11:30 am
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70 MINUTES 10-200 Students English Language Arts, Music, Social Studies, Visual Art
MAKE YOUR MARK ON MUSIC CITY by showcasing your school’s student band, orchestra, or chorus in the Mike Curb Conservatory. Entertain museum visitors with an unforgettable experience. TOUR THE MUSEUM BEFORE OR AFTER THE PERFORMANCE.
SELECT STANDARDS: 30 MINUTES 10-60 Students (Choir) 10-30 Students (Band) · Music
SELECT STANDARDS: TN Music 1.1, 2.1
TN Visual Art 1.1-1.2, 2.3-2.6, 3.1-3.3, 4.1-4.2, 6.1 TN Music 7.1-7.2, 8.1, 9.1 TN Social Studies 1.37, 1.42, 5.47, 5.64, K.3, 1.38, 2.40, 3.9 Common Core Curriculum: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY. CCRA.R.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.2
EXHIBITIONS JAS O N A L D E A N : A S P H A LT C O W B O Y
O P E N THR O U G H N OVE M B E R 5 , 2 01 7 PRESENTED BY:
AMERICAN CURRENTS: THE MUSIC OF 2016 O P E N THR O U G H F E B R UARY 1 1 , 2 01 8
DYL A N , C A S H , A N D T H E N A S H V I L L E C AT S : A NEW MUSIC CITY O P E N THR O U G H F E B R UARY 1 8, 2 01 8
T I M M c G R AW & F A I T H H I L L E X HI B I T O P E N S N OVE M B E R 1 7, 2 01 7 - J U N E 1 0, 2 01 8
LY N N A N D E R S O N : KEEP ME IN MIND E X HI B I T O P E N S S E P TE M B E R 1 5 , 2 01 7 - J U N E 24 , 2 01 8
S H A N I A T WA I N : R O C K TH I S C O U N TRY O P E N THR O U G H J U LY 1 5 , 2 01 8
FOLK ROOTS TO PRESENT
L O R E T TA LY N N : BLUE KENTUCKY GIRL
THE CORE EXHIBIT tells the story of country music from its roots in the nineteenth century through its vibrant life today. This exciting, multi-layered experience includes artifacts, photographs, original recordings, and archival video. Students will be immersed in the history, culture, sights and sounds of country music, its meanings, and the lives and voices of its honored personalities.
E X HI B I T O P E N S A U G U S T 2 5 , 2 01 7 - AU G U S T 6, 2 01 8
Visit the museum while these exhibits are on view. Additional exhibits to be announced. Hat worn by Minnie Pearl.
TAYLOR SWIFT EDUCATION CENTER
Below: Margo Price's 2016 Emerging Artist of the Year award.
Enjoy the latest chapter in country music’s ever-evolving story through displays such as Unbroken Circle, recognizing current artists and their musical influences, recent award winners, and major musical events from the last year. Mickey Guyton, Dolly Parton, Margo Price, and Chris Stapleton are among the artists featured in this contemporary gallery.
THE TAYLOR SWIFT EDUCATION CENTER is home to the museum’s award-winning educational programs. Open during museum hours, the education center provides a fun space for unique hands-on experiences connected to the museum’s content. Three classrooms, a video conference lab, and an interactive gallery create an exciting learning environment for all ages. With programs that include curriculum-connected activities for school groups, tailored programs for toddlers, summer workshops for teens, and book talks for adults, the Taylor Swift Education Center is a dynamic space where visitors of all ages can experience the culture of country music.
Record a song, design an album cover, take a career aptitude quiz, challenge your country music knowledge, and much more in this interactive exhibition. Dozens of technology-enhanced activities bring students inside the music, providing them with a personalized and engaging experience.
Dress and shoes worn by Dolly Parton.
HALL OF FAME ROTUNDA
AT THE CLOSE OF THE JOURNEY, students enter the Country Music Hall of Fame, the hallowed space where Hall of Fame members are honored alongside American master Thomas Hart Bentonâ€™s famous last painting, The Sources of Country Music. Students are reminded of the significant contributions of those honored in the Hall of Fame and the evolving nature of the music. Together students discuss how Bentonâ€™s mural reflects their experience in the galleries, providing a beautiful visual summary.
FEBRUARY 23 • 10 am
Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash on set, June 7, 1969. From the collection of the family of Al Clayton.
Loretta Lynn performing with the Wilburn Brothers, Doyle (left) and Teddy, 1960s. Photo by Sid O’Berry
Freedom Sings is the entertaining, engaging, and inspiring story of free speech in America, told through rock, pop, hip-hop, and country music. An all-star cast of musicians revisits turning points in five decades of contemporary history, with performances of songs from Elvis Presley and the Beatles to today’s top hits. Freedom Sings celebrates the musical moments that helped build awareness and understanding.
75 MINUTES 10-300 Students English Language Arts, Music, Social Studies
SELECT STANDARDS: TN Music 8.1-8.3, 9.1-9.3 TN Social Studies US.86, US.92, GC.15, GC.32, GC.35, GC.46, GC.47 Common Core Curriculum: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY. CCRA.R.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.2
MUSIC MATTERS: SONGS THAT SHAPED AMERICA MARCH 8 • 10 am
PRESENTED BY THE FIRST AMENDMENT CENTER EXPERIENCE a high-energy, multimedia show that illustrates constitutional issues, including freedom of speech, the press, religion, and the rights to assemble and to petition the government. Combine this program with a museum tour, to learn how the history of Nashville and country music take on new and deeper meaning in relation to the United States Constitution’s Bill of Rights. Presented in partnership with
From “Yankee Doodle” to “This Land Is Your Land,” “We Shall Overcome,” and today’s chart hits, music has both reflected and changed the way Americans see the world around them. Music Matters: Songs That Shaped America features stories of some of our nation’s most powerful songs—and the history that inspired them.
75 MINUTES 10-300 Students English Language Arts, Music, Social Studies
SELECT STANDARDS: TN Music 6.1, 8.1-8.3, 9.1-9.2 TN Social Studies 8.32 Common Core Curriculum: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY CCRA.R.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.2
ALL ACCESS Designer Manuel enjoying the students' art exhibit.
Above: Country Music Hall of Fame member Reba McEntire Left: Designer Manuel, Senior VP of Museum Services Carolyn Tate Right: Artist and musician Jon Langford
TOUR THE MUSEUM, hear the personal story of a professional artist, and participate in question-and-answer in this engaging and inspiring art workshop. Students return to the classroom to create works inspired by the artist with the direction of an art teacher. Upon completion, studentsâ€™ works are juried for a show featuring students in the Taylor Swift Education Center. ANNOUNCED AS SCHEDULED. HEAR PERSONAL STORIES and gain insights directly from recording artists and other professionals in the music business. All Access connects students with the creative community and illuminates the history and culture presented in the museum galleries. Students participate in live question-and-answer. All Access leaves a lasting memory that inspires students for years to come. ANNOUNCED AS SCHEDULED.
75 MINUTES 10-300 Students College and Career Readiness, Music Performing Arts
75 MINUTES 10-100 Students College and Career Readiness, Visual Art
TN Music 7.2, 8.1-8.3, 9.1-9.2 School Counseling and Career Guidance: 5.1, 5.3, 5.6, 6.2, 6.5
TN Visual Art 1.3, 2.4, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2 School Counseling and Career Guidance: 3.2, 5.1, 5.6, 5.7, 6.5
TENNESSEE TEACHERS are admitted free to the museum when planning for a field trip. Schedule your visit today by emailing SCHOOLS@COUNTRYMUSICHALLOFFAME.ORG
FREE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT for teachers connects the museum to language arts, social studies, music, science, and visual arts curriculums. Workshops help educators prepare students for museum visits and programs, and offer creative approaches in teaching core subjects. WORDS & MUSIC: TEACH LANGUAGE ARTS THROUGH SONGWRITING
STRING CITY: NASHVILLE’S TRADITION OF MUSIC & PUPPETRY
August 26 September 8 September 29
October 18 November 11 January 13
English Language Arts, Music
February 7 March 7
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English Language Arts, Music, Social Studies, Visual Art
THE TIMES THEY ARE A’CHANGIN: AN AMERICAN HISTORY WORKSHOP SUMMER 2018 English Language Arts, Social Studies
Experience the unique educational programs of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum without leaving your classroom. INSTRUMENT TRUNKS Introduce your students to instruments by borrowing a FREE instrument trunk, available to schools in Middle Tennessee. ACOUSTIC TRUNK: banjo, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin.
John Hartford’s manuscript for “Gentle on My Mind.”
THE MUSEUM’S TEACHER’S GUIDES and lesson materials provide an interdisciplinary way of teaching core subjects by interpreting historic events through stories, music, and culture. Teacher’s Guides can be used to prepare for a visit or as a creative way to teach standard curriculum, independent of a field trip. Resources provide project-based learning lessons and opportunities for team teaching. All materials support National and Tennessee State Curriculum Standards. Download at COUNTRYMUSICHALLOFFAME.ORG/TEACHERRESOURCES .
ELECTRIC TRUNK: electric guitar, lap steel guitar, harmonica set, acoustic guitar, fiddle, and amplifier.
Music, Social Studies
SELECT STANDARDS: TN Music 2.1-2.2, 6.4, 8.1, 9.1 TN Social Studies K.3, 1.38, 2.40, 3.9
DISTANCE LEARNING Outside Middle Tennessee videoconferences are available for instructive, engaging, and fun experiences through the museum’s BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation Learning Lab.
DIGITAL RESOURCE PORTAL This teacher-exclusive website provides classroom-ready multimedia tools for K-12 instruction and supports a variety of subject areas, including English language arts, music, social studies, and visual art. Sign up for free at
The portal includes: • Customizable lesson materials and student worksheets • Classroom-ready PowerPoint presentations • Short videos • Archival photos • Grade-level reading materials • Teacher discussion board • Primary sources
PROGRAMS: Words & Music Songwriting 101: An Introduction to Words & Music Is It a Fiddle or a Violin? Professional Development Details and pricing at
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TENNESSEE SCHOOLS LOCATION
PRICE PER STUDENT
Davidson County FREE $ Title 1 4.00 $ Non-Title 1 6.00 $ College 10.00
OUTSIDE TENNESSEE $ Title 1 8.00 $ Non-Title 1 14.50 $ College 14.50
*School visits must be booked by a teacher. Professional Tour Operators will be directed to the Group Sales Department.
WHEN DO YOU SCHEDULE SCHOOL GROUPS? Programs are scheduled Monday through Friday. WHEN DO I NEED TO MAKE A RESERVATION? Reservations must be made at least one month in advance; six weeks in advance for Words & Music. A teacher or school representative must make the reservation. WHAT IS THE GROUP TOUR MINIMUM? Programs have varying minimums. Please see details listed on each program page in this booklet.
HOW LONG DOES THE TOUR LAST? Tours and programs range in length from ninety minutes to two and a half hours. Please see details listed on each program page in this booklet.
ARE THERE ADDITIONAL PROGRAM COSTS? For Dazzling Designs, non-Title 1 schools are charged a material fee of $1 per student. First Amendment Center and All Access programs are $ 3 per student for Non-Title 1 schools. Advance payment required. DO YOU HAVE CHAPERONE REQUIREMENTS? Yes. One adult chaperone per every ten students is required. Two adult chaperones per every ten students are admitted FREE of charge for all school programs. Additional chaperones are $24.95 if purchasing an individual ticket on the day of the visit, or $21.50 if included in the school group order. Chaperones must remain with the group at all times and help maintain orderly student behavior.
DO YOU PROVIDE SUBSIDIES? Yes. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Arts Access Fund subsidizes program or transportation costs for K-12 schools with demonstrated need. Subsidies are distributed on a firstcome, first-served basis, as funds are available, with priority given to Title 1 schools. To apply for funding complete the application at CountryMusicHallofFame.org/ArtsAccess. DO YOU HAVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR HOMESCHOOL FAMILIES? Yes. Homeschool groups of ten or more students may participate in any school program. Is It a Fiddle or a Violin? and String City: Nashville’s Tradition of Music and Puppetry offer dates throughout the year exclusively for smaller homeschool groups.
PROGRAMS FILL UP QUICKLY â€“ BOOK TODAY. Email Schools@CountryMusicHallofFame.org Call 615.416.2084 Book at CountryMusicHallofFame.org/SchoolPrograms
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SCHOOL PROGRAM FUNDERS: Museum programs are funded in part by the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation; the Chet Atkins Music Education Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee; CMA; CMA Foundation; Connie Dean-Taylor, in memory of her father, Country Music Hall of Fame member Jimmy Dean; Dollar General Literacy Foundation; Gibson Foundation; HCA Foundation; Jackson National Community Fund; Marylee Chaski Charitable Corporation; Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission; National Endowment for the Arts; Publix Super Markets Charities; Southwest Airlines; T&T Family Foundation; Tennessee Arts Commission; Wells Fargo; and Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation Technology Partners: Cisco; NewTek; Personal Computer Systems, Inc.; and Promethean.
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