The power of music can change lives. Let’s use it to help those in need by giving hope, health, and happiness through the healing art of music.
Please join us however you can in making music therapy and education more available. Donate $, instruments, musical equipment, an item to auction, an in-kind service, sponsor an event, or volunteer! Every little bit helps!
July 22, 2014 announcement - MMMF/Strummerville (Joe Strummer Foundation for New Music) are joining forces to present a special benefit concert to raise funds for a special needs music scholarships on Friday, August 22, 2014 at The Continental Club in Austin, TX! If you are interested in being a sponsor, donor or volunteer for either the benefit or the scholarship, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved! More details here: http://us5.campaign-archive2.com/?u=84bea52e1bad9323f11c40ade&id=d9f53add9d
Read the press release here: PR – MMMF_Strummerville benefit in Austin 8.22.14
If you are an artist or band with a disability or special need and are interested in applying for the special needs music scholarship, please see info, terms and application here:
MMMF SUMMER 2014 NEWSLETTER http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=84bea52e1bad9323f11c40ade&id=71213ecfb6
May 21, 2014 – MMMF/Alive Inside to host benefit @ Blue Door 6.14.14 PR – MMMF_Alive Inside Benefit Concert 6.14.14
Read story in The Oklahoman about the Foundation and benefit concert: http://newsok.com/can-music-be-used-as-medicine-oklahoma-nonprofit-seeks-to-raise-awareness/article/4888666
May 25, 2014 — Thank you to our movers and shakers who joined us for our “End of School Year – Sensory Friendly Dance Party” ! It was so wonderful to see All Abilities Rock moving and a grooving. Special thanks to Sonder Music, Dance & Arts, Crimson & Whipped Cream, and to guest host James Reynolds!
December 31, 2013 A huge thank you to all of you who supported us throughout the past year! Look how many there were of you! MMMF 2012-2013 Supporters
December 15, 2013 We’re collecting instruments and music gear again to build up our musical bank for next year. OKC/Norman area, drop-off at Sonder Music www.sondermusic.com. For other areas, we can arrange for pick-up or shipping.
November 18, 2013 Press release announcing call for volunteers for our “Feeding the Soul” music series PR – MMMF’s Feeding the Soul music series OK_TX
September 30, 2013 Press release announcing our next benefit concert – A Tribute to the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival on November 24th in Austin, TX! PR – MMMF Benefit 11.24.13 Tribute to Monterey Pop
Thank you again to Lou Adler and the Monterey Int’l Pop Fest Foundation for your generous donation to MMMF on behalf of the musicians who played this beautiful charity event back in 1967! Check out legendary musician, artist, and writer Jesse Sublett’s blog on the event http://www.jessesublett.com/2013/11/10/monterey-pop-when-rock-stars-were-messiahs/
Thank you to photographer Dave Mead www.davemead.com for capturing the energy and fun from the night! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.452306464881344.1073741828.119185688193425&type=1
Watch a recap of the evening! Donate $15 or more and we’ll send you a gift of 10 downloads of these highlighted songs from the evening!
August 10, 2013 We are so happy to announce our first recipient of the “Play It Forward” initiative, 8 year old Tony Underwood of Norman, OK. Tony suffers from Progressive Myoclonic Epilepsy and wants to play music but is limited in his options and resources. We were able to help get him started with piano lessons with Rebecca Martino (Masters in Music Ed, Piano Pedagogy) at Sonder Music. Thank you to Lauren Sonder and Rebecca Martino for helping make this happen, and most of all, a big thanks to our donors for helping move a mountain! Tony, you’re going to rock this world!
DONATION ANNOUNCEMENT 6-10-2013!
WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL TO LOU ADLER AND THE MONTEREY INTERNATIONAL POP FESTIVAL FOUNDATION FOR THEIR GENEROUS CONTRIBUTION TO OUR EFFORTS IN MAKING MUSIC MORE ACCESSIBLE TO THOSE IN NEED. THEIR DONATION IS MADE ”ON BEHALF OF THE ARTISTS THAT APPEARED AT THE FEST AND TO FURTHER THE SPIRIT THAT BROUGHT THEM TOGETHER IN 1967….MUSIC AND LOVE.” WE ARE HONORED TO BE IN THE COMPANY OF PAST RECIPIENTS SELECTED BY SOME OF THE ARTISTS WHO PARTICPATED IN THE CHARITY EVENT. THIS HISTORICAL FESTIVAL THAT BROUGHT TOGETHER DIVERSE ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD (LIKE OTIS REDDING, RAVI SHANKAR, THE WHO, HUGH MASEKELA, MAMAS AND THE PAPAS, AND JIMI HENDRIX) WAS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN AMERICA AND MADE A HUGE IMPACT ON THE WORLD. NOW ITS SPIRIT LIVES ON WITH US! THANK YOU MIPFF FOR YOUR LOVE! http://montereyinternationalpopfestival.com/festival/
- Latest MMMF Newsletter Fall 2013 http://us5.campaign-archive2.com/?u=84bea52e1bad9323f11c40ade&id=67a557a4a6
- Click here to view brochure MMMF brochure 2013
Recent press on the Foundation:
Pick up the April 15, 2013 issue of This Land Press to see our ad! Huge gratitude to these guys for their donation! http://thislandpress.com/
Watch a clip from our last sensory-friendly concert with Kyle Reid, as part of our All Abilities Rock program:
Check out photos from our latest benefit concert “Okie Folkies & Freaks: Songs of Oklahoma” (thank you to JBN!)https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3ml9ar1f2wnvvj7/1ke4ZRy54g
Watch a recap of our latest benefit concert “Okie Folkies & Freaks: Songs of Oklahoma”:
Watch a sample clip from one of our sensory-friendly music workshops for children with special needs: