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The Taylor Swift Education Center Opens, Swift Accepts Nashville Songwriters Association International Award

by Caitlin Carter   Oct 14, 2013 10:38 AM EDT

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The Taylor Swift Education Center opened over the weekend at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The country-pop star donated $4 million to the center as part of its expansion campaign, the Associated Press reported.

Reporters and area high school student got a sneak peak of the space before it opened. The center will house classrooms and a hands-on instrument room to provide for the growing educational opportunities, which museum officials say will increase sevenfold from here on out.  

"I'm really excited about this music education center and the fact that right now they have three different classes going on today," Swift said in an interview after the ceremony, according to AP. "It's really exciting that we can be here on a day when they're not only unveiling it, but they're starting to actively use it today."

The article mentions that Swift hopes to get involved on the campus and will possibly host Q&A sessions with students. 

"We've been talking about different programs I can be involved in," she said. "I hate to call it a lecture because that sounds like I'm yelling at people, but we could do a Q&A talking to students here and a songwriters discussion would be really fun to have at some point."

In other Taylor Swift news, the 23 year old accepted her sixth songwriter-artist of the year award on Sunday from Nashville Songwriters Association International.

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