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“Music Pushes Me to Be Brave” – Naomi’s Story

By Ariel Davis

Save The Music staff got a chance to interview Naomi Moccio, a budding trumpet player in a small town in West Virginia.  She participated in a side-by-side concert with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra that was organized by the team at Save The Music. The photos you see in this article are from her time […]

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Teaming Up With Nonprofits to Provide Musical Instruments in Memphis and Mississippi Delta Communities

By Ariel Davis

Successful Inc. is proud to announce a partnership with Memphis Music Initiative (MMI) and the Save The Music Foundation, in order to bring more musical instruments to youth in the Mississippi Delta and Memphis regional communities. To date, the organizations have worked together to provide approximately $250,000 worth of musical equipment to the area, including […]

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Save The Music’s Strategy – Elevating the Communities that Created Pop Music

By Henry Donahue

Summary Over the past five years, Save The Music has grown and scaled our work at the community level, building on the culturally rich foundation of American music.   We build community-level partnerships with local music advocates, educators, artists, and funders in places where we can invest in 30, 50 or 100+ schools over several years […]

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Top Performance Venues in the United States

By Ariel Davis

This year, the Save The Music team will be highlighting the stories of music educators, advocates, and community leaders, while shining a light on some of our favorite music venues in the United States. Each venue has done tremendous work in authentically uplifting the communities they serve. They also house a deep history of showcasing […]

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Welcome, Daniel Almanza! Our West Coast Regional Director

By Ariel Davis

Save The Music (STM) is proud to welcome Daniel Almanza to the team as the West Coast Regional Program Director. Focused on restoring equitable music education access for all public school students, he is responsible for supporting grantees, implementing programs, and...

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Trauma Informed Care in the Music Classroom

By Chiho Feindler

I was scheduled to meet a principal who was seeking to receive a grant of band instruments via Zoom in the spring of 2021.   She never showed up at the first meeting nor the rescheduled meeting in the same week.  By the time I was logging in to finally meet this principal, I was […]

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