2018 Launch of We Are Nashville Festival - Director/Co-founder
2019 Tennessee Education Tech Conference - Presenter
2019 We Are Nashville Festival @ Vanderbilt University - Director
2019 Metro Nashville Music Ed Tech Conference - Presenter
2020 CMA Foundation Unified Voices for ME - Music Tech Lead
2020 Release of "We Are Nashville" (song)- Words & Music
2020 Dorchester, SC Music Educator Session - Presenter
2020 We Are Nashville Video Project w/Nashville Symphony
2020 Lighthouse Church Christmas Musical - Director
2021 Mid-South Regional Emmy Recipient - "We Are Nashville"
2021 We Are Nashville Festival Virtual - Director
2021 WPLN-NPR Fisk Jubilee Radio Special - Music Production
2021 Tennessee Education Tech Conference - Presenter
2021 Lighthouse Church Christmas Musical - Director
2022 Yamaha 40 Under 40 - Celebrating Excellence in Music Ed.
2022 We Are Nashville Festival @ Nashville Symphony - Director
2018 - 2022 "We Are Nashville" performed by Nashville Symphony
2022 Lighthouse Church Board Member
2022 Release of "Living in Harmony" - Words & Music
2022 Nashville Emerging Leader Award Finalist - Education
2022 Nashville Emerging Leader Award Winner - Education
MEET BRYSON FINNEY
Bryson Finney, educator, songwriter and musician happily resides in LaVergne, TN. He received both his BA in K-12 Music Education with Clarinet as his primary instrument, and his MAEd in Instructional Design from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. A music educator at heart, he has served as a General Music Teacher, Piano Instructor and Choir Instructor in the public school setting for nearly a decade in both North Carolina and Tennessee. Bryson has continued supporting a diverse array of educational efforts as an Instructional Coach, serving Nashville area schools district-wide. The role involves researching, training and modeling best practices around effective uses of technology integration for all content areas. In addition to his work in public education, Bryson has worked with the Nashville Symphony as the Accelerando Coordinator supporting the development of students from diverse ethnic background for careers in music. He has worked with WPLN-Nashville Public Radio on their Fisk Jubilee Singers Radio Special, the CMA Foundation as the Music Technology Content Lead for their Unified Voices for Music Education Initiative, he is a recipient of a 2021 Regional Emmy as a songwriter for “We Are Nashville” and 2022 Yamaha 40 under 40 in Music Education recipient. Bryson is the Co-founder, Coordinator and Program Director of the “We Are Nashville” annual Music Festival. The festival is designed to reach students and families from all over Music City, with a mission of building community through the art form of music.