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May Music Student of the Month

Congratulations to Rinaz Jamal, SpreadMusicNow's Music Student of the Month for May! Rinaz was nominated by Laurie Bradbury, the Assistant Executive Director of Kids Empowered By Your Support, after Rinaz submitted a piece to the 2017 Connecticut Great Teachers Essay Contest, "My teacher has inspired me...".

April Music Student of the Month

Congratulations, Valeria Gomar, for being nominated as SpreadMusicNow's April Music Student of the Month. She was nominated by Angelica Durrell who is the Founder and Artistic Director of INTAKE Organization in Stamford, Connecticut.

A City, A University, and A School District: New Haven’s Musical Partnership

March is Music in Our Schools Month so we've been focusing our efforts on showcasing the benefits of in-school music education and finding programs that understand its value. We asked Rachel Glodo of the Yale School of Music to share her story regarding the Music in Schools Initiative and their mission to support strong in-school music education. Many of their graduate students spend hours each week in a public school music classroom, coaching, mentoring, and supporting New Haven’s young musicians. Learn more about this impactful partnership.

March Music Student of the Month

A Big Congratulations to Ianna Rodriguez of Philadelphia, PA for being SpreadMusicNow's March Music Student of the Month! Ianna is a 5th grader at Northwood Academy Charter School in inner city Philadelphia.

February's Music Student of the Month

Congrats to the multi-talented Tiyon Hargrove for being nominated as SpreadMusicNow's Music Student of the Month this February!

Music By Any Means Necessary

My trip to Fort Collins, CO marked a lot of firsts for me. It was my first time flying alone out-of-state. It was my first time being away from my one-year-old daughter for a week. And it was my first time attending Rock Fest. Seems like a pretty casual event to be attending for professional development, but it was exactly what I needed. Rock Fest is annually hosted by the national organization Little Kids Rock. Its premise is to reach the 2.1 million children who do not receive music education and to continue promoting and expanding the opportunities for children who have access to music.

And the #SpreadMusicHere Winners Are...

Over the past several months we've been working to ensure your Giving Tuesday and end-of-year donations to #SpreadMusicHere were given to programs where they could make the most impact.

The Next Chapter: A Letter from the Founder of Music Empowers Foundation

Last November, Andy Davis, founder of the Music Empowers Foundation, announced some big changes for his organization. If you haven’t heard already, Music Empowers Foundation has stopped accepting donations and is joining SpreadMusicNow.

Welcome Music Empowers Fans!

Welcome to SpreadMusicNow! We are so excited to have you join our mission to transform children's lives through music education. If you haven't had a chance to learn about us on our Website, or via Facebook and Twitter, please do so. But, in short, if you love Music Empowers and want to continue supporting music education, you've come to the right place.

Our Benefit Concert for Music Education Raised Over $78,000

First of all, I would like to thank every donor (more than 160 of you!), every attendee at the amazing show, the music educators that make all the difference, and the awesome students that performed with the band of superb musicians brought together by our fabulous partner Band Together CT. The benefit concert on May 30th exceeded our expectations and we were so heartened by the outpouring of support to help propel a music education movement in Connecticut and strengthen the arts education sector.