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.

Music Rising

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

“I’m finally going to be able to have my own instrument checked out to me that I don’t have to share for the first time. No matter how hard I tried, my old instrument would not play in tune. We perform very difficult music and it was hard to hear how I was supposed to sound and not be able to physically do it. My new instrument will make performing music even more enjoyable. I will also be able to spend more time practicing what I love since my instrument will not need to be repaired all the time. Thank you for making my high school music experience one to remember!”

– Mario, Band Captain at South Miami Sr. High School, Miami FL

Proud recipient of Americans for the Arts 2016 Arts Education Award.

We’re honored to have played a part in matching Brianna with a very special instrument, donated by a very special man. Watch the Academy Awarded Nominated® Short Subject Documentary Joe’s Violin in its entirety here.

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21 Years In Service to Music Education

We make sure that students from low-income circumstances, whose parents can’t afford to rent or buy an instrument for their children, are given an opportunity to play music in school. By giving 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