This afternoon will feature an educational workshop with 120 middle and
high school students from across the nation on songwriting and country
“It’s such a great honor,” Lynn Adelman of W.O. Smith Community Music School in Nashville told The
Tennessean. W.O. Smith will send 40
kids to the event. “Just the fact that we were invited is special for
these kids. We hope they realize they were chosen to represent their
schools and Nashville in Washington, D.C.”
The musicians will perform at night in the White House's East Room
with President Obama and the first lady in attendance. The workshop
discussion will be curated by The Country Music Hall of Fame's Jay Orr, and Eddie Stubbs will emcee.
The White House Music Series was started by Michelle Obama to encourage
arts education. Last month it focused on jazz music and featured the
workshops with members of the Marsalis family, Paquito D'Rivera and
Davey Yarborough. Next fall the series will focus on classical music.
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