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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

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

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

MVM VII Early Bird Tickets now on sale

MVM VII Early Bird Tickets now on sale

Jul 24 2015

Early bird tickets are now on sale for MVM VII, our 7th annual signature event celebrating growth and the power of relationships.…

A Letter From MVM Parent Tina Flores

A Letter From MVM Parent Tina Flores

Jul 06 2015

My daughter Cassia is the best gift that the universe has given me. She has always inspired me with her courage, her…

MVM DAY AT 10 BARREL BREWING

MVM DAY AT 10 BARREL BREWING

Jun 30 2015

Tuesday, June 30 | 1411 NW Flanders, Portland | 5-9pm Join us for a night of drinks and nosh at 10 Barrel Brewing on…

What My Voice Music Means to Me

What My Voice Music Means to Me

Jun 26 2015

When I founded My Voice Music six and a half years ago, I knew that providing music to youth in crisis, as…

 

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 

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