Music Moves Me is a new non-profit organization that supports and promotes music education through collaboration with schools and community groups across northwestern Michigan. Although we are still a young organization, our program slate for 2019 is ambitious. In addition to our flagship festival, we will be hosting seasonal instrument drives to increase access in our public schools and we’ve partnered with Guitars for Vets in support of their mission to use music therapy to help veterans heal. We believe investment in community events and educational programs can bolster and encourage music lovers in this generation and generations to come.
Additionally, The Music Moves Me helps fulfill an endowment scholarship fund at Interlochen Center for the Arts. This fund was created in memory of Ron Stoops, a life-long music lover and avid performer. As the father of some of our founding members, Ron’s story is central to Music Moves Me and we can think of no better way to honor his memory than to support the community that was such a large part of his life.