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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 2,000 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

2000
Youth we serve each year
75%
Youth we serve in foster care or mental health treatment centers
25
Collaborative partner organizations
1000+
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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Press

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Impact Video

Impact Video

Annual Report

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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

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…

MVM Student Showcase at Mississippi Studios – Dec 11, 2016

MVM Student Showcase at Mississippi Studios – Dec 11, 2016

Nov 18 2016

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

MVM Ugly Sweater Bingo Give!Guide Night – November 17, 2016

MVM Ugly Sweater Bingo Give!Guide Night – November 17, 2016

Nov 17 2016

Ugly Sweater Bingo is full of bingo fun, prizes provided by local businesses, and a contest for ugliest sweater, all while supporting…

Making A Difference: My Voice Music

Making A Difference: My Voice Music

Oct 31 2016

As part of 2014’s Portland Advanced Multimedia Storytelling Workshop, members of UO SOJC (University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication) profiled Isaac,…

 

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: 931 SE 6th Ave., Portland, OR 97214 (by appointment only)

971.533.8953 

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