The Fountains of Musica Foundation

The Fountains of Musica Foundation is a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit established to complete the Nashville Music Row iconic sculpture which is considered to be the largest bronze figure group in the United States. Unveiled in 2003, “Musica” was created by one of the world’s foremost figurative sculptors, Alan LeQuire. Partnering with internationally acclaimed aquatic design firm, WET, a stunning fountain will be added to the sculpture as originally commissioned. “Musica,” 38 feet in height, is composed of nine dancing figures in a circular composition capturing the joy and exuberance of all genres of music reflected in the diverse and artistic Music City community.

The foundation is raising money to complete the original “Musica” project by adding its fountain and to create a fund for its future maintenance.  A capital campaign is currently underway with a completion goal of 2017.

Grammy-winning producer and Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee Desmond Child is the Fountains of Musica Foundation Chairman along with his co-founder, Andrée LeQuire, who serves as president.

“Alan LeQuire’s masterpiece MUSICA is the crown jewel of Nashville and I passionately believe it deserves to be completed as originally envisioned with its lush dancing fountains celebrating the diverse creativity and exuberance of our great city.”

“The timing is excellent for Nashville’s investment in our civic spaces.  It’s time to celebrate nationally who we are. Finally having ‘Musica’ with its fountain at such a prominent point will be transformative.”

Grammy Award winning songwriter / producer, Desmond Child is one of music’s most accomplished genre-defying hit makers having written and produced over 70 Top 40 singles with over 300 million albums sold worldwide with a music career spanning almost five decades.

From Aerosmith to Zedd, Child’s collaborations include: Bon Jovi – “Livin’ On A Prayer,” “You Give Love A Bad Name,” Katy Perry – “Waking Up In Vegas,” Aerosmith – “Dude Looks Like A Lady,” “Angel,” KISS – “I Was Made For Lovin’ You”, Cher – “Just Like Jesse James”, “We All Sleep Alone,” Ricky Martin – “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” “She Bangs” Michael Bolton – “How Can We Be Lovers,” Alice Cooper “Poison,” Kelly Clarkson – “Before Your Love,” Clay Aiken – “Invisible,” Carrie Underwood – “Inside Your Heaven,” Garth Brooks & Tricia Yearwood – “Where Your Road Leads,” Joan Jett – “I Hate Myself For Lovin’ You,” which is also the official “Theme Song for NBC’s Sunday Night Football.” www.DesmondChild.com.

In 2008, Desmond Child was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and currently serves on its Board of Directors as well as on the board of ASCAP. Child also co-founded the Latin Songwriters Hall Of Fame and LA MUSA AWARDS in 2012 where he serves as Chairman/CEO. www.LatinSongHall.org

Andrée spent more than ten years in commercial real estate, was a board member of NAIOP, a founding member of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), a CCIM Designee, a member of the Leadership Nashville Class of 1993, and was a board member of the Civic Design Center for two years. In 1996 LeQuire started her own real estate development business, Germantown Partners. Along with her partner, Scott Chambers, LeQuire became a leader in the urban infill market in Nashville, Tennessee.

From 2007 – 2015, she served as Mayor Karl Dean’s representative on the Metro Nashville Planning Commission and served on the Steering Committee of Nashville Next. She served on the Metro Nashville Arts Commission for 8 ½ years and as Chair from 1996 – 99. LeQuire was a founding board member of several arts organizations, including The Visual Arts Alliance, The Red Grooms Carousel, and the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

LeQuire currently is a member of the Urban Land Institute and serves on the Tennessee Advisory Board of The Trust for Public Land. She is co-owner of LeQuire Gallery & Studio, Nashville’s only studio, teaching atelier and gallery representing artists from around the country.