QFAME and Give a Note Combine for

Nationwide Study of Music Education

QFAME is partnering with Give a Note Foundation (Give a Note) to help shine a light on music education needs across the country. The mission of Give a Note, an affiliate of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), is “to nurture, grow, and strengthen music education opportunities – every student, every school, every community.” In October of 2015, Give a Note received a grant from the Country Music Association Foundation to gather information on access to music education. The product of this study will be used in grant making by Give a Note and like-minded philanthropic organizations who seek to invest in music education.

The study will be carried out in two phases: the first being on-site visits to selected communities to identify key factors affecting the commitment to music education within those communities. The second phase is a nationwide survey of teachers, schools, and districts to establish a credible database to be used (1) by federal, state, and local governments in deciding on public policy relating to music education and (2) by philanthropic organizations like Give a Note in deciding where its grants will have the greatest impact on advancing music education.

Give a Note, understanding that QFAME has a similar interest in cost-effective and sustainable music education investments, invited QFAME to be part of this important study. QFAME is pleased to contribute both financial and human resources in partnership with Give a Note. Study results will be presented to the Country Music Association Foundation later this year.

Quaver Foundation for Advancing Music Education, Inc.  is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization incorporated under the laws of the state of Tennessee working to provide educational programs to the public.


Quaver Foundation for Advancing Music Education, Inc.  is located on historic Music Row in Nashville, TN.



1706 Grand Avenue

Nashville, TN  37212