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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Announce Education Department Promotions

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Country Music Hall of Fame and MuseumNashville, TN --The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is pleased to announce two promotions in its education department, effective immediately: Public Programs Coordinator Ali Tonn has been promoted to director of education and public programming; and, School Programs Coordinator Nathalie Lavine has been promoted to school programs manager. Tonn joined the museum staff in August 2005 and Lavine began working at the museum in October 2010.

Reporting to Vice President of Museum Programs Jay Orr, Tonn will direct all of the museum's education and public programming, including the museum's flagship educational program, Words & Music; all exhibit-related programming; monthly film screenings and family programs; the museum's annual Artist-in-Residence concert series; and more. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum presents more than 200 education programs and more than 200 public and outreach programs annually.

Prior to joining the museum's staff, Tonn worked at the W.O. Smith/Nashville Community Music School as a program and development assistant; and at the Manhattan School of Music as orchestral performance program and community outreach associate. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music/Music History from the University of Kansas, and a Master of Arts in Business and Arts Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Tonn is a native of Haven, Kansas.

Reporting to Tonn, Lavine will manage the museum's education programming, facilitating both onsite and distance learning programs. Lavine previously worked at the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Haverford College, and a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from George Washington University. Lavine is a native of Nashville, Tennessee.

Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The Museum's mission is the preservation of the history of country and related vernacular music rooted in southern culture. With the same educational mission, the Foundation also operates CMF Records, the Museum's Frist Library and Archive, CMF Press, Historic RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print®

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