Carr Convenes Panel on Nashville’s National Museum of African American Music

Cheryl Carr, associate dean in the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, recently convened “Defining, Influencing and Valuing Popular Music: A Study of Nashville’s National Museum of African American Music,” a panel discussion presented for the annual conference of the Association of Popular Music Education.

In addition to Carr as moderator, panelists included Dr. Dina Bennett, senior curator for the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM), Lolita Toney, NMAAM director of development and chief of staff and Crystal Hardison, NMAAM programs manager. The session explored the background, mission and vision for the museum, treatments of African American Music in the music business, including the law and the potential impact of a nonprofit entity on the commercial identity and popularity of African American Music.