Leadership

tomTom Nixon

Chief Executive Officer

Co-Founder of the Southern Highland Music Foundation, Tom Nixon is also the owner of Blue Ridge Music LLC,  instructor of stringed instruments and vocal improvisation.  He has been a member of The Foxfire Boys since 1982. A native of Rabun County, Tom currently lives with his wife Kelly in the Persimmon community. Tom attended Kennesaw State University, Piedmont College, and Texas Technical University. He received a B.A. in education specializing in math and music and an administrative credential. Tom began his career as an interim math teacher at Rabun County High School in 1991. In 1992, he took a position with Ninth District Opportunity as a Curriculum Specialist, and then moved to the Ninth District Opportunity central office in 1993 as a Program Specialist and staff trainer. Following his true passion, he left Ninth District Opportunity in 2002 and began building a client base for music lessons and eventually founded Blue Ridge Music in September 2005.

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