We're On a Musical Mission

We're On a Musical Mission

At Hungry for Music, our mission is putting quality musical instruments into hungry hands. We serve children who demonstrate a desire to learn music, as well as teachers who have students willing to learn.

In 23 years, we've delivered 11,000 instruments to children in 49 states and 25 countries.

We believe that by sharing instruments and musical experiences, children who would not otherwise have the opportunity can experience a kind of freedom and self-discovery that is often stifled in an atmosphere of economic hardship.

| What We Do |

We invite you to watch the video and see the transformative power of the gift of a musical instrument. That is what we do -- ask people and organizations to donate musical instruments to our tax-exempt organization and then we match the donated instruments with the countless requests we receive. See the miracle of music in action, transforming young hungry souls into inspired musicians.

| Who We Do It For |

  • We support parents who cannot afford the cost of renting or purchasing an instrument.
  • We support music teachers and program directors who have students unable to participate because of the cost.
  • We support established, innovative community music programs that need support.
  • We have served more than 11,000 children in the past 23 years.

Good News

If you would like to get a more in depth insight into our outreach, please check out our newsletter archive and see what we’ve been doing!

2016 Was A Record-Breaking Year

Instrument Recipients - Esperanza Orchestra
In 2016, we surpassed our yearly record with 704 instrument donations. We also exceeded our monthly record, delivering 218 instruments in August.
Todd Rundgren and Jeff Campbell
We began a partnership with Todd Rundgren's Spirit of Harmony Foundation, kicking it off with an Instrument Drive at Notre Dame.
Avett Brothers and Jeff Campbell
We were one of three charities to benefit from the Avett Brothers Legendary Giveback concert in November.
Instrument Recipients in Uganda
Our international donations included the Building a Bridge to Uganda Sea Container Project and the Pandan Bay Foundation in the Philippines.

Big Bertha's Back on the Road in 2017

Our Outreach is Growing & We Need Your Support.
How Can You Help?

704 instruments delivered in 2016.

| Upcoming Events |

Event Information:

  • Fri

    Winter Hoot

    Olivebridge, NY - The Ashokan Center

    Winter Hoot 2018
    February 2, 3, 4
    The Ashokan Center, Olivebridge, NY

    Click HERE or HERE for more information and to order event tickets.