Become An Education Champion

Music Teachers of Excellence (MToE) was launched in 2016 to celebrate music teachers exemplifying excellence in the field. These change agents go above and beyond their role and responsibilities in the classroom and are vital to their students and communities.

Each year, the CMA Foundation awards 30 public school music educators a $5,000 grant, with half going to enhance their classrooms and the other half to enhance their personal lives. They are invited to Nashville for a red carpet event where they are treated like the stars that they are.

Sponsor Music Teachers of Excellence

Teachers need our help now more than ever. With 94% of public school teachers in the U.S. spending their own money on classroom supplies, the $5,000 stipends given to each out our honorees have a significant impact on their personal and professional needs. Your tax-deductible donation will sponsor a grant that the teacher can split between improving their classroom and improving their lives.

Your donation will be distributed immediately following the event for teacher use. You will receive a mid-term update disclosing details of how your gift was spent and a testimonial from our MToE recipient. We look forward to celebrating the impact your generosity has on our recipients

For further information, contact our Director of Major Gifts, Victoria Rutledge at [email protected].

Sponsorship Benefits & Acknowledgements

For more information on sponsorship opportunities contact

Victoria Rutledge, Director, Major Gifts

(615) 263-3624