Join us for the second webinar in our series of conversations about Black experiences and participation in the music industry hosted by the National Museum of African American Music and the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville as part of NMAAM’s Fine Tuning: A Masterclass Series. This online event is free and open to the public.


  • Monica Coates, Co-Executive Director, Vice President, A&R/Creative, Motown Gospel
  • Ritz McCain, Director of Global Streaming at Universal Music – Capitol CMG
  • Jamila McCarley & Thalia Ewing, Partners & Founders, Nashville Is Not Just Country Music


  • Cheryl Carr, Associate Dean & Associate Professor, Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business at Belmont University

About Fine Tuning: A Masterclass Series

Fine Tuning is a masterclass that consists of instructional, contextual, theory-based lessons and professional development for aspiring artists and vocalists. Each course is taught through lectures, interactive music lessons and performance. This program allows attendees to learn in an intimate setting from professionals who have excelled in classical, jazz, blues, sacred, gospel, popular and hip-hop.