Keeping Music Alive in Our Schools

Our Mission

The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation keeps music alive in our schools by providing vital support services to school districts, and new musical instruments to underfunded music programs 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.


During this difficult time, we are in touch with music teachers and school district arts coordinators every day, responding to their immediate needs where we can. When students go back to school, we will be there for them. We’ve gathered a list of resources to help teachers adapt to distance learning.
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National relief fund
for schools affected by natural disasters in the United States and U.S. Territories.

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24 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