We get by with a little help from our friends.

Our work is made possible with support from:

Minnesota Philanthropy PartnersShavlik Family Foundation, the Elmer L. & Eleanor J. Andersen Foundation, the Harlan Boss Foundation for the Arts, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, and through key partnerships with Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media, Schmitt MusicSoftware for Good, Viva Musica, The Gift of MusicMy Music Store, Groth MusicStorageMartSt. Paul Public SchoolsMinneapolis Public SchoolsDuluth Public SchoolsMinnesota BrassMTD Research, the Saint Paul Saints, UnitedHealth Group, Lyft, and many more.

We're fortunate to have a strong and smart set of board members and advisors, and our work is fueled by a committed group of volunteers.


Board of Directors

Maxwell Felsheim     Managing Attorney at Felsheim Law, PLLC

Adrienne Hovland      Global Business Unit Manager for Post-it® Notes at 3M, and Co-Found of Make Music Twin Cities

Jake Manders     Professional musician and Art Teacher at Park Center Senior High

Tony Pulver      User Experience Consultant, Formerly with Ameriprise Financial

Beth Sorensen     Music Education Technology Consultant, Formerly with MakeMusic

Andrea Swensson     Host, The Local Show and writer at MPR’s 89.3 The Current



Caitlin Marlotte     Executive Director



Mark Gehring     Co-founder, Vega Productions and Co Owner of GNDWire Records

Karrisa Gehring     Co-founder, Vega Productions and Director of Finance at SunOpta

Anna Barberio     Senior Manager, Event Marketing at Target Center

Andrew Crowley     Music Director, St. Paul Saints, and Owner of Organica Recording

Jason Fladager     Founding board member and professional musician

Hank Harris     Elementary Education Teacher at St. Paul Charter and Public Schools

Josh Lacey     Booking and Marketing at Varsity Theater and Live Nation

Jim Rhodes     Endowments & Pensions Director at MPMG and Former State Legislator

Doug Schmitt     VP of Education at Schmitt Music