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2019: A Year of Change and Serendipity

If I learned one thing in 2019, it is that serendipity is a real thing, and if you keep your eyes and ears open and are willing to take a chance, fortunate accidents can happen.

December 2019 Music Student of the Month

Congratulations to Zyon Vassell, our final Music Student of the Month for 2019! He was nominated by Brenna Harvey of Charter Oak Cultural Center.

What Cause Will You Support this Giving Tuesday?

Executive Director Tom Baggott shares why you should donate to SpreadMusicNow this Giving Tuesday.

November 2019 Music Student of the Month

Meet Jasmine, our November music student of the month! Jasmine has been playing the viola and violin with INTEMPO for four years.

Music Empowers, Part III: The Roots of Music

We're back with our third installment of the Music Empowers blog. Over the last two installments, I revealed the Music Empowers brand and direction we are headed as an organization, and told you about my own empowerment through music. Today, we are honored and thrilled to bring you the thoughts of Ani DiFranco, our first guest writer.

October 2019 Music Student of the Month

Meet Andrea Reyes, our October 2019 Music Student of the Month. Andrea has been playing the flute for four years and is a member of Charter Oak Cultural Center's Funky Dawgz Community Brass Band. Way to go, Andrea!

September 2019 Music Student of the Month

Our September 2019 Music Student of the Month is Israel Ortiz from KEYS! Congratulations, Israel!

Music Empowers, Part II

In the last blog, I posited that “...music is personal. We have all been moved by music and empowered by music in ways we may not have considered.” Then I asked you to “think for a minute about the importance of music in your own story”. Well, that wasn’t a rhetorical question, and since I have been buttonholing some of my old friends and clients asking what “music empowers” means to them, I figure it’s only fair to share my own story.

August Music Student of the Month

Congratulations to Jordan Brown, our August Music Student of the Month. Jordan is a violinist and violist at Music Haven in New Haven, Connecticut, and has been playing for 12 years.

Music Empowers: Our Path Forward

I'm honored to address you directly, for the first time, as the new Executive Director of SpreadMusicNow. I’m not going to take up your time telling you about me or the last 25 years I spent in the music industry (the last blog announcing my hire did that). Instead, I’m going to tell you about where we’re headed as an organization, with the hope that you’ll feel not only inspired to continue your support, but to perhaps even double down and help spread the word.