Community Outreach and Partners

Our mission is to create diverse, equitable, and inclusive Arts spaces. We have participated in multiple events and partnered with several organizations to reach this goal.

Not-for-Profit Corporation Law

We are a certified 501c3 Not-For-Profit organization, and our mission is to bring change and spread positivity in our world through music. All proceeds will be donated back to our community.

Funds Raised

Raised $35,000 to create a scholarship rewarding low income BIPOC artists.

Music For Change has raised $35,000 from crowdfunding, fundraising, donations, and concerts which they have used to create a scholarship to reward low-income BIPOC artists.

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Thank you Bloomberg Philanthropies for sponsoring our benefit concert in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Our Partners

Sweet Relief

We partnered with Sweet Relief to host a Thanksgiving concert with 101k viewers worldwide. Check the concert out at this link here.

National High School Model United Nations

Music For Change created the opening and closing ceremony for the 2021 National High School MUN conference. Established in 1975, NHSMUN is the world’s largest and most prestigious Model UN conference for secondary school students.

Indiabulls Foundation

Music For Change is a partner with Indiabulls Foundation. We are offering free music lessons and virtual concerts to underprivileged children in India. Also, we will donate portions from fundraising and charity concerts into this foundation.

Clarity To Charity

Clarity to Charity is a non profit organization determined to smoothen and simplify the process of reaching out to the ones in need. We hope to reach a larger audience and provide music concerts and activities to the children.

Collaborating with Be An Arts Hero

The Music For Change team has partnered with the Be An Arts Hero movement. They want to provide relief to the American arts and culture sector, and Music for Change plans on supporting them through any way possible.

Collaborating with Save the Music

The Music For Change team has partnered with the Save the Music Foundation. Through advocating for the accessibility of music to American children, Music for Change hopes to spread the joy of music.

Daniel’s Music

Some members of our team performed with representatives from Daniel’s Music. We have partnered with them in an effort to birgn change through music.

Community Outreach

Concert at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

We hosted a benefit concert at Carnegie Hall on October 9, 2021 at 8PM EST. Thank you Bloomberg Philanthropies for sponsoring our concert and Usher’s New Look for the support and resources! More Details

East Asian American Representation in the Arts Webinar

Rosanna Gao and Brian Tong hosted a webinar highlighting the experiences of East Asian American artists in order to spread awareness of the underrepresentation, discrimination, and stereotypes BIPOC performers feel. Click this link to view the webinars, resources, petitions, and historical timelines

Teaching Music and Dance to St. Cecilia’s Orphanage in Zambia, Africa

The Music For Change team gives music and dance classes weekly to St Cecilia’s Orphanage in Zambia Africa.

Performing at BLM Protests

We played instruments, sung, danced, and read poems on unification, hope, racial inequality, and positivity at local Black Lives Matter protests and marches in the New York area. Music is a universal language that can unite us during hard times and we hope our songs can uplift each other and bring smiles on peoples faces.

Music for Change Week

From November 23rd to November 29th, we held Music for Change Week, a week dedicated to spreading positivity through music. This included various things such as a game night for children, a concert, and more! Check it out at this link here.

Music for Change Contest

Congratulations to our winners, honorable mentions, and participants worldwide! View their videos

Speaking at ESYO

Our co-founder Rosanna Gao recently spoke at ESYO, the video clip to the right. Both ESYO and Music For Change share the same goal of connecting humanities and community service.

Performing for Essential Workers

We performed outside hospitals in London, hoping to bring a smile on patients, visitors and essential workers that passed by’s faces. We believe that even a moment of music can help uplift people’s spirits.

Speaking at Thespian Nation Live on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Theatre spaces

Our president, Rosanna Gao is an International and State Thespian Officer and spoke about the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in theatre spaces! Click here to view the article.

Coordinating Music with Great Neck Chinese Assoc.

We coordinated the yo-yo performance with Great Neck Chinese Association, which was shown in the Great Neck Thanksgiving Unity video.

North Hempstead’s supervisor, Judy Bosworth, talking about inclusivity through the pandemic.

Coordinating a yo-yo dance with Great Neck Chinese Association!

Music for change India Conducted an event with an orphanage named ‘Sparsh’.

We sent a collaborative video showcasing our talents via music in order to encourage and spread positivity amongst the kids. The event was successful as we received a positive feedback from the head of the orphanage telling us that the kids were inspired because of the event.

Writing musical letters to drug rehabilitation centers in support of the USPS

The USPS receives 0 tax dollars and have been financially unsustainable for a long time, further strained from COVID-19. We have also created infographics to raise awareness and how you can help. More and more teenagers have been struggling with drug abuse and we hope our messages will support them among their recovery.

MFC Suicide Prevention Campaign

During suicide awareness month, the Music For Change team from around the world placed motivational cards with positive song lyrics and the national suicide prevention hotline, in suicide vulnerable locations such as railway tracks and bridges. Music For Change also posted suicide prevention infographics on their social media to spread awareness.

Virtual Concert at Care Homes

Officers from Music For Change curated a virtual concert which was shown to an elderly care home called “The Beverwyck” in Slingerlands, New York. Throughout this difficult time with COVID-19, we hope the elderly feel united and hopeful.

Speaking at Interlochen Center for the Arts

Our president, Rosanna Gao, spoke at the Citizen Artistry Seminar at Interlochen in support of Music For Change and the importance of Asian Representation in Broadway, Hollywood, and Media. This seminar was attended by many Actors/Actresses who advocate for social equality in the arts including Ashley Park (Broadway Actress, Nominated for multiple Tony Awards) and Santino Fontano (Actor, Tony Award and Drama Desk Award recipient).

Performing at a Wildlife Fundraiser

The Music For Change team in Mumbai, India performed at a fundraiser to help raise money to save the Royal Bengal Tigers; India’s national animals that are a highly endangered species.

Performing & Spreading Environmental Awareness in Central Park

The Music For Change team in New York performed cheerful songs in Central Park to spread positivity & handed out posters about more environmently friendly methods of disposing waste, along with a map of all recycling bin locations at the park.

Speaking to the City Council on budget cuts towards Arts Programs

Our president, Rosanna Gao joined Youth Development Institute and Black Lives Matter protests in regards to the recent budget cuts towards arts programs in the United States and around the globe. We must speak up towards these issues! Over 90% of public education schools have no drama/music classes.

Releasing New Music to Spread Joy

Manit Shah, a member of the Music For Change Team, has released instrumental covers of songs that gave him comfort in the hopes that it would do the same for others. Listen on Apple Music and Spotify!

Releasing a Song for SORAI

Manit Shah, a member of the Music For Change Team, has released a single called “SORAI” for the SORAI foundation (Save Our Rhinos Africa India). All proceeds from streaming/purchasing goes to them, a foundation that works towards the rehabilitation and protection of rhinos. Listen on Apple Music!

Music and Dance Lessons

One of the members of Music for Change, Veer Subandh, taught a music and dance lesson to a school in India.

Cards for Hospitalized Kids

The Marketing Department of Music For Change wanted to spread the joy of the new year, writing cards via Cards for Hospitalized Kids. We ask you to try writing one too!

Inspiring Snowflakes

The PR Department of Music For Change wrote inspirational messages on snowflakes and posted them in public locations to spread the joy of music in the winter season!

Relief for Cyclone Mani

Music For Change’s Chief Executive Officer, Manit Shah, assisted relief efforts after Cyclone Mani’s destructive path through Odisha in Mayurbhanj. Read about his undertakings here and here.

Featured on Interlochen Arts Academy Newsletter

Our president, Rosanna Gao was featured on Interlochen Arts Academy’s newsletter for her advocacy for Asian American Representation through Music For Change.

Writing Letters to Love For Our Elders

The Music for Change Team wrote letters to Love For Our Elders, a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading positivity in senior facilities.

What Does Music Mean to You?

Members of MFC created posters saying “What does music mean to you?” and placed them around, in hopes that people would spread their thoughts. They also wrote out thank you letters to essential workers in local stores and businesses.

Featured in Great Neck Library “Levels”

Music For Change was featured in two of Great Neck Library’s playbills, She Kills Monsters and Sheamus’s Tragedy.

Citizen Artistry with the New York Thespians

We held a webinar on Citizen Artistry with the New York Thespians, a chapter of the Educational Theatre Association which sponsors the International Thespian Society. Citizen Artistry is the act of utilizing art in volunteer work to benefit the community.

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