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Music Forward is unyielding in our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
For over 28 years, Music Forward Foundation has impacted 1 million young lives and invested $28 million towards providing transformational experiences to youth from under-resourced communities. Each year, we activate our significant network to impact over 16,000 individuals nationwide.

What We Do

Artist Development

The Artist Development pathway inspires musical careers by cultivating and celebrating emerging artists, connecting them to industry insiders, and showcasing their talent.

Career Development

The Career Development pathway connects young people’s passions to professions off the stage. Programs reveal careers that make the industry thrive and chart individual pathways to success.

Scholarships

Music Forward partners to increase opportunity for reaching educational heights for a diverse range of students pursuing music industry careers.

Blues SchoolHouse

Blues SchoolHouse traces the history, evolution, and impact of blues music, highlighting the role music plays in reflecting the human condition and driving social change.

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Front Row: BMG Internship

Meet Desiree Sokolgz, a rising young professional who connected with Music Forward and landed an internship at BMG. Take cues from her inspiring journey, learn about her career-fueling internship, and explore what it is like [...]

Spotlight: Clara Auguste Mohagen

Meet Clara Auguste Mohagen our Education Coordinator! Clara has been on our team for 6 months now and has already made an ever-lasting impact. Learn more about Clara and her life inside and outside of [...]

Spotlight: Phebe Wickham

Meet Phebe Wickham, our Digital Marketing Coordinator! Learn more about Phebe’s journey from Music Forward Intern to full time employee and what it is like being a young professional in the music industry. What is [...]

Front Row: Meet Kayla Erhardt

Meet Kayla Erhardt a Music Forward alumn and past scholarship recipient, currently pursuing a Music Business Management degree at Berklee College of Music. Learn more about her journey! Well, when I was about 12 years [...]
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