MVM Benefit 5_30_14

SPRING BREAK ROCK CAMP

now enrolling

Register

DELAHANTY-1452

HIP HOP LAB

Now Enrolling

Register

MVM Benefit 5_30_14

MIDDLE SCHOOL ROCK NIGHT

Now Enrolling

Register

DELAHANTY-1452

SUMMER ROCK CAMPS

Now Enrolling

Register

MVM Benefit 5_30_14

WE ARE MY VOICE MUSIC

Rock with us.

Learn More

DELAHANTY-1452

MVM STUDIOS

Write / Record / Release

Learn More

DELAHANTY-1452

PLAY IT FORWARD

Scholarships

Learn More

 

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

MVM Studios Media Center

Our Model

Our Model

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Press

Press

Impact Video

Impact Video

Annual Report

Annual Report

Rock Camp Video

Rock Camp Video

Songs & Stories

Songs & Stories

Best of MVM Studios

Best of MVM Studios

Community Support

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
Radio Room

NEWS

A Look Back at 2015 Program Highlights from MVM Executive Director Ian Mouser

A Look Back at 2015 Program Highlights from MVM Executive Director Ian Mouser

Dec 31 2015

MVM Students Perform at the Crystal Ballroom I remember starting My Voice Music and someone saying to me, “someday these kids are…

2015 Program Highlights from Luke

2015 Program Highlights from Luke

Dec 29 2015

  Luke Hall is My Voice Music’s Studio Manager and leads a number of programs such as rock camps and AMP. We asked Luke to…

2015 Program Highlights from Monica

2015 Program Highlights from Monica

Dec 21 2015

My name is Monica. I’m the Programs Outreach Coordinator and Program Leader at My Voice Music and this year has been great…

MVM Student Showcase at Mississippi Studios – Dec 13, 2015

MVM Student Showcase at Mississippi Studios – Dec 13, 2015

Dec 13 2015

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

 

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

Development & Communications Coordinator
Luke Hall

Luke Hall

Studio Manager, Program Leader
Karen Mouser Darr

Karen Mouser Darr

Development & Operations Coordinator
Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Volunteer

Volunteer

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 

Send us your comments

We’d love to hear from you.