Keeping Music Alive in Our Schools

Our Mission

The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation keeps music alive in our schools by donating musical instruments to under-funded music programs, and vital support services to school districts nationwide, giving economically-disadvantaged youth access to the many benefits of music education, leading them to success in school, and inspiring creativity and expression through playing music.

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National relief fund for schools affected by natural disasters in the United States and U.S. Territories.

“One of our students who plays cello, David Robinson, auditioned for the San Diego Unified Honor Orchestra and was selected as one of the top 10 cellists in all of San Diego. He performed on February 2, 2019, at Copley Symphony Hall and was completely transformed by the experience. David is the first student from Crawford High School to participate in the Honor Orchestra and now plans to audition for summer music camps and for the San Diego Youth Symphony. Without the donation, these opportunities would not have been possible for him.”

– John Riley, Music Teacher, Will C. Crawford High School, San Diego CA

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23 Years of Transforming Lives Through Music Education

The Foundation sees that students from low-income circumstances, whose parents can’t afford to rent or buy instruments for them, are given an opportunity to play music in school. By offering school districts extra support and schools the instruments they need, all children will have access to music education and the joy of learning to play an instrument.



Awarded Schools



Donated Instruments


2+ Million

Students Impacted