Inceptia to donate $1,000 to W.O. Smith School

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Inceptia, a division of NSLP, has announced that in conjunction with the 2014 NASFAA Annual Conference, the organization will donate funds to a local Nashville, Tenn. nonprofit.

NASFAA’s four-day conference is being held at the Music City Center in Nashville June 29 through July 2. Inceptia is committed to supporting the missions of fellow nonprofits, and with this donation also intends to pay homage to Nashville’s historic reputation as the nation’s Music City.

Thus, the W.O. Smith Music School will receive $1,000 to contribute towards their mission to provide expert music instruction, education, and mentorship to children from low-income families. Since 1984, the W.O. Smith School has fostered the talents of thousands of young eager aspiring musicians. Offering individual or ensemble instruction, summer camps, private lessons and more, the nonprofit’s mission is to transform lives through music.

“We are grateful to Inceptia for their support of our low-income students,” said Jonah Rabinowitz, director of W.O. Smith Music School. “Our students receive a wonderful music education because of the work of more than 230 volunteer teaching artists and gifts like this one from Inceptia that help us to provide lessons, instruments, and music to our students for just 50¢. This investment in children’s futures will bear fruit in our community for years to come.”

Inceptia is pleased to contribute to such a worthy cause. “This donation honors Nashville’s storied history as the Music City,” explained Randy Heesacker, NSLP president and CEO. “As nonprofits, both Inceptia and W.O. Smith champion the success of students, providing varied educational opportunities to foster informed and well-rounded youth.”


William Oliver (W.O.) Smith earned a PhD, and was the professor of music at Tennessee State University, a member of the Nashville Symphony, and a noted jazz bassist. He played with the great jazz players of the time, including Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker.

Smith had a dream that by offering musical instruction to low-income families that these children could change their lives as he did. In 1984, his dream came into fruition when the W.O. Smith Music School opened its doors with 45 students. Today, the school instructs more than 650 students, and has introduced thousands of interested and deserving children to the world of music.


Inceptia, a division of National Student Loan Program (NSLP), is a nonprofit organization providing premier expertise in higher education access, student loan repayment, analytics, default prevention and financial education. Our mission is to support schools as they arm students with the knowledge needed to become financially responsible adults. Since 1986, we have helped more than two million students achieve their higher education dreams at 5,500 schools nationwide. Annually, Inceptia helps more than 150,000 students borrow wisely, resolve their delinquency issues and successfully repay their student loan obligations. Inceptia educates students on how to pay for college, guides borrowers through loan repayment counseling, and provides default prevention strategies and services to schools. More information at