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About My Voice Music

My Voice Music (MVM) teaches youth ages 5-17 to write, record, and release original songs. Why? Because the act of setting an idea down on paper, rehearsing it, collaborating with others, getting feedback on it, and finally releasing it through recordings and/or performance is transformative. It empowers people and changes lives. It’s that simple. Our vision is that all youth have the opportunity to find and share their artistic voice.

MVM was born in a mental health treatment center to help youth facing crisis to cope, heal, and thrive through music, and our artistic mission is tightly enmeshed with a social mission. Each year MVM reaches about 1,500 youth through music programs that take place on-site at partner agencies, and at MVM Studios, our recording studio and performance space in SE Portland where music programs are open to the public.

Our Mission and History

What We Do

1500
Youth we serve each year
75%
Youth we serve in foster care or mental health treatment centers through Outreach Programs
25
Collaborative partner organizations
1500+
Songs we have helped youth to write and record

“This is music made by kids but is not kid music…
This is potent, passionate, and personal…
…this is raw and real and happening right now in our own backyard…
This is My Voice Music.”

– Matthew Bernstein, Oregon Music News

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Our Model

Our Model

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Press

Press

Impact Video

Impact Video

Annual Report

Annual Report

Cassia’s Story

Cassia’s Story

Songs & Stories

Songs & Stories

Best of MVM Studios

Best of MVM Studios

Community Support

Berklee City Music Network
National Endowment for the Arts
Cambia Health Solutions
Beneficial State Bank
Bheastie
The Collins Foundation
The Herbert A. Templeton Foundation
Cheryl’s on 12th
The James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation
The Jackson Foundation
Whole Foods
D’Addario Music Foundation
RACC
Meyer Memorial Trust
The Oregon Community Foundation
The Oregon Arts Commission
Oregon Cultural Trust
Multnomah County Cultural Coalition
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NEWS

Love Bomb 2017

Love Bomb 2017

Feb 16 2017

Please join us for the 3rd annual LOVE BOMB event, our yearly networking and nonprofit fundraiser, on Thursday, February 16 at Radio…

MVM AMP Band at Girl Fest 2017 – Jan 14, 2017

MVM AMP Band at Girl Fest 2017 – Jan 14, 2017

Jan 14 2017

Come out and support the MVM AMP Band as they perform at Girl Fest 2017! This is the group’s second time performing…

MVM Student Showcase at Mississippi Studios – Dec 11, 2016

MVM Student Showcase at Mississippi Studios – Dec 11, 2016

Dec 11 2016

Celebrate the holidays with MVM students as they rock their hearts out showing off what they’ve been working on this year at…

The Lonesome Billies Raise $5,046 for MVM!

The Lonesome Billies Raise $5,046 for MVM!

Nov 18 2016

The Lonesome Billies are a local country band who create, “boot stomping, gator hootin, whiskey swilling music” (www.thelonesomebillies.com). They also believe in…

 

Our Team

This is our dedicated team who work day-in and day-out together to bring engaging musical experiences to the youth of Portland.

Ian Mouser

Ian Mouser

Founder, Executive Director
Monica Metzler

Monica Metzler

Programs Outreach Coordinator
Trent Finlay

Trent Finlay

Program Leader
Luke Hall

Luke Hall

Studio Manager & Communications Coordinator
Karen Mouser Darr

Karen Mouser Darr

Development & Operations Coordinator
Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Contact Us

Mail: My Voice Music, Inc PO Box 28043, Portland, OR 97228 
Studio: 538 SE Ash St, Portland, OR 97214 (by appointment only)

971.533.8953 

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