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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

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Impact Video

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Cassia’s Story

Cassia’s Story

Songs & Stories

Songs & Stories

Best of MVM Studios

Best of MVM Studios

Community Support

Remax Equity Group
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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Watch MVM’s 2017 Video, “My Voice Music: A Second Home”

Watch MVM’s 2017 Video, “My Voice Music: A Second Home”

Dec 28 2017

“My Voice Music is my second home.” “They are very loving to me. I hadn’t experienced that a lot. Here (MVM) was definitely the…

MVM Holiday Student Showcase at Holocene – Dec 17, 2017

MVM Holiday Student Showcase at Holocene – Dec 17, 2017

Dec 17 2017

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

Report Cards Are In!

Report Cards Are In!

Dec 06 2017

The Results Are In! Providing opportunities to celebrate the power of each young person’s voice is paramount to our mission. To this…

XRAY.FM Interview

XRAY.FM Interview

Dec 04 2017

We think you will like this radio show, Group Therapy on XRAY featuring MVM Students/emerging performers on the PDX scene GEM Dynasty and…

 

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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