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Why [Summer] Internships Are So Important 

The lights dimmed, the amps fuzzed to life, and the Brighton Music Hall crowd of nearly 200 cheered as Boston-based singer-songwriter Padma struck her first chord.  In the back of the house, a group of eight also [...]

Front Row: BMG Summer Internship

Meet Taylor Marie Contarino, a rising young professional and proud Music Forward alum who had the privilege of interning with BMG this summer. Learn more about her career- and personal-growth experiences below. Wow. I don’t [...]

Front Row: Future Sound Summit

Music Forward returned to live events on June 21, 2022, with the Future Sound Summit, in partnership with BE Nation, Live Nation's Black Employee Resource Group. Young people were connected to industry professionals, with a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Front Row: Meet Annaliese

{"key":"ss2"} At this time, two years ago, I started my first semester at Loyola Marymount University after transferring from a community college. I had no idea what lay ahead for me at the start of [...]

Spotlight: Oswaldo Navarro

Meet Oswaldo Navarro, our Education Partnerships Manager. In this role he connects with both our educational partners and with our program participants. Learn more about him and his career journey.! What is your role at [...]

Front Row: Office Hours Career Development Series

LaTisha Stephens is a recent graduate of California State University, Chico, and a past participant of our Office Hours Career Development Series which led to a fall internship with our organization, learn more about her [...]

Front Row: Fall Programs

We were curious to hear what our participants have thought about our fall programming, therefore we asked our alum Heather Howard, a junior at Middle Tennessee State University, if she would share her experience with [...]

Front Row: All Access Fest 2021

Youth participants representing over 100 cities from around the world registered for and attended this year's All Access Fest, and it would not have been possible without the support of our volunteers, over 100 music [...]
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