The Tennessean reports on a Music Row project involving schoolchildren writing songs with some of Nashville’s best songwriters. Belmont University music business students also will be involved in the project.
Davidson Country schoolchildren are teaming with some of Nashville’s best songwriters for “Kid Pan Alley,” a project that draws in all elements of the local music community. An “A-team” of songwriter talent including Beth Nielsen Chapman (This Kiss), Angela Kaset (Something In Red), Jim Photoglo (Fishin’ In the Dark) and Darrell Scott (Long Time Gone) is going into local schools to write songs with pupils. Nashville Chamber Orchestra members will help the kids arrange the songs, and this winter, local artists will record them at historic RCA Studio B, where Elvis recorded. Belmont University students will help engineer and market the album and proceeds from the spring CD release will fund music programs for Nashville students.
RCA Studio B sometimes serves as a Belmont University classroom.