Music Forward is unyielding in our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
For over 29 years, Music Forward Foundation has impacted 1 million young lives and invested $29 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 & Career Development

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


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.


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.


Spotlight: Dom the Composer

We sat down with Dom the Composer. November 2023 Artist of the Month to learn more about him, his music, and his artistic journey. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your journey [...]

5 Tips for Prepping for College While You’re Still in High School 

POV: You’re being asked to write an essay about a time you demonstrated leadership.   Or, even worse, they’re asking you to upload a... what? Resume? A one-page showcase of your experiences? Uh, that’s never come [...]

Music Forward Inaugural Golf Classic

Along with our Inaugural Brunch on October 1st at the Hollywood Bowl, Music Forward Foundation continued the 30th anniversary festivities with the Inaugural Golf Classic on October 2nd. Held at the picturesque El Caballero Country Club, [...]

Music Forward Inaugural Brunch

The sun rose over The Hollywood Bowl on the morning of October 1st, 2023, as nearly 200 music and live entertainment industry professionals, educators, musicians, and more gathered to celebrate changemakers and thought leaders in [...]
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