Music 4 More is a 501(c)3 charity organization that launched in Baltimore in 2009. Our primary focus is collecting instrument donations and recycling them into struggling school and community music programs. Since our launch, Music 4 More has donated over 400 instruments to schools, after school programs and community initiatives. View a complete list of beneficiaries of our donations under our recipients section.
Music 4 More envisions a world where every community has access to the tools and resources needed to provide the educational, healing and inspirational benefits of music.
To provide instruments, programming and support to sustain and foster underfunded music communities.
President and Founder
I am so excited to be living my dream of starting my own non-profit. This idea came out of my love for music and my mission to make a difference here in the US with our youth. Music was such an important part of my school experience. I played in our high school marching and concert bands. Started by playing the flute and ended up playing the sousaphone and tuba. I didn't realize at the time how lucky and blessed I was to have that opportunity as part of my school experience. My goal now is to work with musicians, community leaders, businesses and schools to help provide as many instruments and supplies to the classrooms, and with our newest project our nations veterans.
In my past career I worked in baseball (Orioles, Mets and the Bowie Baysox) and then spent a few years working doing marketing in corporate America. I am also sit on the Board of Directors for another fun organization called Mammojam and volunteer every summer as a camp councilor for the Mid-Atlantic Burn Camp.
I can’t list all of my favorite artists on here as we don’t have the space, but if you check out our lineups and our featured artists you can see whom some of my favorites are. I love everything from the Beatles and Eagles to local Baltimore artists like David Andrew Smith.
I currently work at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine and am finishing up my Masters in Non-Profit Management at UMUC.
I am so proud of what we've accomplished since we this idea began. Thank you for taking the time to check out what we do. Please join us in our mission to give the gift of music. We couldn't do this without your support!
Vice President and Manager of Special Events
Before joining Music 4 More, I lived a double life. I was like Clark Kent, except after leaving my job as a graphic designer I went to a show or on tour and didn't so much save the city from an evil attack.
Lack of super powers notwithstanding, I have been able to pull of some pretty great events over the years, like concerts, fashion shows and parties, and I and look forward to making some really great things happen with Music 4 More ("really" is far superior to "pretty", clearly). Also, if I did have to name a super power, it would be the ability to write forwards and backwards at the same time....so, I'm sure that will come in handy at some point.
Be Happy & Help Others
D’Addario Music Foundation
Maxwell House (Drops of Good)
Music & Arts
The Rex Foundation
The Sparkplug Foundation
The Toyota Foundation (100 Cars For Good)
Veteran's Artist Program
Vets On Sets
Wines Til Sold Out
Yes Kidz Can!
Free Fall Baltimore
Outta the Box Guitars
The Alternate Routes
Truth & Salvage Co
Red Wanting Blue
Davin McCoy & the Coming Attractions
Riley Etheridge, Jr.
Saturday, May 25 @ 11PM CDT
Honfest - June 8 & 9
Artscape - July 19-21
Hot August Blues - August 19
Baltimore Comin-Con - September 7 & 8
Ellicott City Main Street Music Festival - September 28
Federal Hill Street Beat Festival - September 30
Fells Point Fun Festival - October 6 & 7
These events will feature a showing of the art guitars along with musical performances.
Oct 20, 2-6PM
Foundation Gallery & Liveroom
October 26, 7PM
Wednesday, March 27 @ 7pm
Wednesday, March 27 @ 9pm
Thursday, March 28 @ 8pm
Riley Etheridge, Jr.
Friday, March 29 @ 8pm
March 29 & March 30
VA Live Entertainment
Over 50 bands on 5 stages
Information & Tickets
Wednesday, April 10 @ 8pm **Rescheduled from March 13**
Saturday, April 13 @ 8:30pm
Wednesday, March 20 @ 8:30pm
Green Light Morning
Thursday, March 21 @ 8:00pm
Tuesday, March 25 @ 9:00pm
Tuesday, March 26 @ 8:30pm
The Alternate Routes
Tuesday, March 5 @ 8pm
March 2 at the Foundation Gallery and Liveroom
Instrument donations accepted!
Tickets available: Here
Music 4 More has partnered with Sixthman to raise funds aboard the 2013 Cayamo Cruise. We will hold a silent auction featuring items from both artists on and off the boat.
Friday, Nov 2
New Orleans, LA
Saturday, Nov 3
Sam's Burger Joint
San Antonio, TX
Sunday, Nov 4
Tuesday, Nov 6
Thursday, Nov 8
Smith's Olde Bar
Friday, Nov 9
Chapel Hill, NC
Saturday, Nov 10
Sunday, Nov 11
The Pour House
Wednesday, Nov 14
Capital Ale House
Thursday, Nov 15
Friday, Nov 16
Saturday, Nov 17
The Mercury Lounge
New York, NY
Sunday, Nov 18
World Cafe Live
Tuesday, Nov 20
12th & Porter
Friday, October 26 @ 7pm
Baltimore Folk Fest
Bring your gently used instruments and get a tax deduction
Monday, October 8 @ 8pm
Wednesday, Sept 12 @ 8pm
Saturday, August 25 Jammin Java, Vienna, VA Instrument donations will be accepted
Thursday, August 23 @ 9:30pm The Kin http://www.stageit.com/the_kin/live_stream_from_rockwood_music_hall/12769
Saturday August 18 www.hotaugustblues.com
Tuesday, August 14
Online event! July 5, 2012 Vote for Music 4 More at www.100carsforgood.com
Saturday June 16, 2012
2200 Chesterwood Road
Baltimore, MD 21222
Saturday June 9 Franklin Park Arts Center 36441 Blueridge View Lane Purcellville, VA 20132 Box Office: 540-338-7973 Featuring The Alternate Routes, Bronze Radio Return and Brian Jarvis Band www.buncearoo.com
MUSIC 4 MORE NAMED A FINALIST IN
TOYOTA’S 2012 100 CARS FOR GOOD PROGRAM
Toyota Donating 100 Cars to 100 Nonprofits in 100 Days –
Public to Choose the Winners on Facebook
Music 4 More Would Use New Toyota Vehicle to Help Transport
Instrument Donations in Baltimore
Baltimore, MD – June, 26, 2012 – Baltimore-based Music 4 More announced today that it has been selected as one of 500 nonprofit finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program, a major philanthropic initiative in which the automaker is giving 100 cars to 100 charities over the course of 100 days. Music 4 More was selected as a finalist from more than 4,000 applications nationwide.
Each day, beginning May 14, 2012, 100 Cars for Good will profile five finalists at www.100carsforgood.com. Individual members of the public will be able to vote for which ever nonprofit they think can do the most good with a new vehicle. The nonprofit with the most votes at the end of each day will win one of six Toyota models. Runners-up will each receive a $1,000 cash grant from Toyota.
MUSIC 4 MORE will be up for consideration on JULY 5, 2012 from 10 AM to 11:59PM EST.
“Everyone at Music 4 More is thrilled to have been selected as a finalist for the 2012 100 Cars for Good program,” said Deidra
Stevens, President of Music 4 More. “We’re grateful for this incredible opportunity to showcase the need for instruments in school music programs and hopefully win a car to help us increase our impact in Maryland. We hope everyone will help us spread the word now and, of course, will make time to visit www.100carsforgood.com on Thursday July 5 to vote for us. A new vehicle would really be a game changer for our ability to deliver instruments to programs in need.
“At Toyota, we appreciate what a significant impact a new car can have for nonprofits nationwide,” noted Michael Rouse, vice president of philanthropy for Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. “Toyota has donated more than half a billion dollars to nonprofits across the U.S. over the past 20 years, and 100 Cars for Good allows us to expand that commitment to local communities in important new ways. The 500 finalists are an extraordinary group, and we look forward to the public learning more about them.”
100 Cars for Good is the first initiative to directly engage the public to determine how Toyota’s philanthropic donations are awarded.
For more information on Music 4 More and its efforts to win one of Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good, please visit Music 4 More’s website at www.music4more.org. You can also follow us on Facebook.com/Music4more or Twitter.com/Music4more. For complete information on 100 Cars for Good and profiles of all 500 finalists, please visit www.100carsforgood.com.
Local residents are encouraged to support Music 4 More and their quest for a new Toyota Highlander. If Music 4 More receives the most votes and is awarded the vehicle, it will be used to help transport instrument donations.
A six-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty will also be provided for each vehicle, compliments of Toyota Financial Services.
About Music 4 MoreMusic 4 More is a nonprofit organization providing financial and in-kind resources to sustain and foster under-funded music programs in schools and communities across the United States. Music 4 More strives to make music education available to all children with the belief that through the opportunities of music education, students become well-rounded, emotionally and intellectually mature adults. By maintaining a support system for these programs, Music 4 More helps contribute to a brighter future for our society.
Toyota (NYSE: TM) established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants in eight states. Toyota directly employs nearly 30,000 people in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $18 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design facilities. Toyota's annual purchasing of parts, materials, goods and services from U.S. suppliers totals more than $23 billion.
Toyota is deeply committed to being a great community partner and is focused on supporting programs in ways that achieve long-term sustainable results. Toyota supports numerous organizations across the country, with a particular concentration on education, the environment and safety. Since 1991, Toyota has contributed more than half a billion dollars to philanthropic programs across the U.S.
For more information on Toyota, please visit www.toyota.com.
About Toyota Financial Services (TFS)
TFS is the finance and insurance brand for Toyota and Lexus in the U.S., offering retail auto financing and leasing through Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (TMCC) and Toyota Lease Trust and extended service contracts and other payment protection products through Toyota Motor Insurance Services (TMIS). TFS employs 3,300 associates nationwide, and has managed assets totaling more than $91 billion. It is part of a worldwide network of comprehensive financial services offered by Toyota Financial Services Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation.
Clearspring Elementary School in Damascus, MD with over 300 4th and 5th grade students in regular education and the Center for the Highly Gifted classes. Funding is need to purchase musical instruments that will be housed at Clearspring ES and will be used for students that participate in the Clearspring School of Rock after school program. Students learn to play electric guitars, bass, keyboard, drums and sing with an ensemble of their peers.
Music 4 More has donated trumpets to the afterschool program at the Boys & Girls club in Harford Co. Maryland run by the local chapter of the Salvation Army.
Courtesy of TAMA Drums and the Philly F/M Festival, Music 4 More was able to provide 2 full drum sets and cymbals to the school music program.
Donations can be made online HERE.
Payments can be mailed to: Music 4 More, P.O. Box 44601 Baltimore, MD 21236
Make checks payable to Music 4 More
For internships and job postings, check out our ABOUT US section.
Yes. Instrument donations can be sent to us at the address above or you can call us at 443-257-2582 to make arrangements for pick up. A list of drop of locations are listed here. When dropping off a donation please attach a copy of this form. Please keep a copy of the form for your files. This is your donation receipt.
Music 4 More will have the instrument evaluated, cleaned and repaired if needed. We will then work to find a placement in a school music program, after school program, community organization or music therapy group.
If you have a specific state, county or city you in which you would like your item(s) donated, please provide that information with your donation. We will make every effort to fulfill the request.
If your items cannot be repaired for use, we will donate them to an artist to be transformed into a sculpture. Art pieces will then be sold as a fundraising tool for Music 4 More. Some of out pieces can be seen at MUSIC 4 THE HEART.
We also accept donations of sheet music, music books, guitar picks, reeds, drum sticks, drum heads, sound equipment, etc. Please contact us regarding pianos and send a photo. We will only accept pianos if we have a place in need.
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