News from the Music Moves Mountains Foundation
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--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.--
MMMF Special Needs Music Scholarship 2015
To kick off fundraising efforts for a Special Needs Music Scholarship, MMMF joined forces with Strummerville (Joe Strummer Foundation for New Music) on August 22nd to host a benefit concert and celebration of Joe Strummer at The Continental Club in Austin, TX.  A huge round of gratitude to Strummerville and all the bands, volunteers, sponsors and donors who made the evening a killer success!  As part of MMMF's All Abilities Rock program, MMMF will be accepting applications for the scholarship until the end of the year from qualifying musicians or bands who would like to be considered.  Open nationwide and to all ages, applications can be downloaded at .  If you would like to donate towards the scholarship or get involved as a partner, please contact .  Help us create better opportunities for those who rarely get the chance to pursue their dream, and let the world discover the talent and beauty of all abilities! 

Check out footage from the amazing night by videographer Chris Green: and view photos of fun times:
(Pictured: Kevin McKinney & English Teeth, (c) 2014 J. Frost)

MMMF Receives Instrument Donation from NORCE

We are so excited to announce that we received a generous donation of instruments from NORCE (North Oklahoma Resource Center of Enid)!  If you don't know the tragic story that unfolded in the past few years or the history of NORCE and its closing (state-run home for the developmentally disabled since 1910 that provided in-house care 24/7 and resources including music therapy), read below. We have been working with former NORCE music therapist Elizabeth Allen for over a year now to attain these instruments in order to funnel them back into the special needs community through our music therapy/education programs in Oklahoma. She worked many years using music therapy to enrich the lives of these residents and is doing her best to make the most of a very unfortunate and sad situation by championing the donation to our organization.  Our first stop was delivering a Yamaha upright piano to OKC's SixTwelve, a space dedicated to creativity and sustainability (co-founded by Amy Young, a music and arts educator).  MMMF is looking forward to possible future collaborations with them in 2015.  If you would like to help in our efforts, we are in need of donations to help cover the expense of moving costs, repairs, and utilization into current programs!

MMMF's Feeding the Soul series returns with Kyle Reid

Just in time for the holiday season, MMMF's Feeding the Soul music series returns with Oklahoma's Kyle Reid performing at the Sterling House, an assisted living and memory care facility in OKC.  MMMF's fundraiser over the summer in OKC helped garner local support to bring music to those suffering with Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases.  The music memory muscle is situated in a different area of the brain than the affected speech and memory areas, and can tap into memory recall and trigger recognition, creating connection once again simply through a melody from youth.  It is a miraculous and much needed form of natural treatment for those suffering and can have lasting effects.  Our goal is to also bring more awareness of the Music & Memory program (as spotlighted in the Sundance Award winning documentary Alive Inside) and to facilitate our own hands-on musical experiences, not only for memory care patients, but for all who can benefit from the therapeutic powers of music.  Please make a donation today to help us bring these opportunities to the community!


MMMF is now a featured organization campaigning on! is an online campaigning platform that supports grassroots organizations to raise awareness and take action for causes you believe in.  Join the Music Moves Mountains Foundation in making music therapy, education and community outreach available to those in need. If you are already a supporter on, add us to your list and share with others. Anyone can join the cause, donate and share from the site! Please help us move some more mountains!

Help MMMF raise awareness by donating your social voice!

We are trying out a new platform to spread the word about our organization and the need for support. As a non-profit with a mission (and not a big budget), it is hard to rise above the noise of getting lost in the mix of millions of posts on Facebook and Twitter every day. We have an opportunity to raise awareness and gather supporters in a united front approach. You can help by donating your social voice here. We need 100 voices by Thanksgiving (November 27th) in order for this platform to launch. Just click the link below and choose how you want to share info about us. It takes five seconds, costs nothing and is like gold to us.  Join our efforts and we will sing it harmoniously to the world loud and clear together!  This is a simple yet exponentially effective way to help!

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Mission Statement:   The Music Moves Mountains Foundation is a perpetual series of projects, programs, and services utilizing the scientifically-proven powers of music to change and improve the quality of lives.  The Foundation is established as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that uses tax-deductible donations to facilitate these efforts.  Our goal is to offer free or affordable services to those in need of music therapy, education, and community outreach.
Whom It Will Serve:  Children, adults, and seniors suffering mental, emotional, or physical illnesses, developmental disabilities or disorders, depression or loss, trauma or stress, as well as underserved and at-risk communities and schools.  It will also provide the community a resource to educate, empower, and support its citizens in need while employing local artists, teachers, counselors, and therapists.

MMMF is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization offering music as a means of therapy, healing, and recovery. 
All contributions are tax-deductible in compliance with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. EIN# 45-5216562
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