Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation
keeps music alive in our schools and communities by donating new and refurbished musical instruments to under-funded music programs nationwide. The
Foundation has donated approximately 15,000 instruments to 1,143 music programs in 15 years serving well over a million children. The Foundation:
- Provides research driven analysis of in-school music programs within each of the four cities to assist with school recommendation and selection. By way of a thorough application process as well as school, principal, district interviews and established community relationships, the Foundation will determine the individual needs of each school to determine the appropriate instrument donation investment to reach desired outcomes.
- Administers instrument donations to schools that meet the Foundation's objectives:
- to allow more students from low-income families who cannot afford to rent or purchase their own instrument an opportunity to participate in the music program
- to eliminate student waiting lists and/or sharing of instruments
- to eliminate borrowing of instruments from other schools, to increase the quality of the school's existing inventory
- to supply instruments that are otherwise unattainable due to budget constraints.
- Uses instrument donations as a catalyst to raise community awareness, support of the awarded program and support of music education.
To learn more about Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, please visit: http://www.mhopus.org/