Make Music Network

Make Music Day

Learn more about our nonprofit partners.

The Make Music Network is a community of national nonprofit organizations who partner with the Make Music Alliance on June 21, and do meaningful work year-round to create a society of music-makers.

Americans for the Arts

Americans for the Arts works to to build recognition and support for the extraordinary and dynamic value of the arts and to lead, serve, and advance the diverse networks of organizations and individuals who cultivate the arts in America.

Interview with AFTA Chief of Staff Daniel FitzmauriceSupporting Artists and Creating Community 

Drum Corps International

For a half century, Drum Corps InternationalMarching Music’s Major League™, has been the leader in producing events for the world’s most elite and exclusive marching ensembles for student musicians and performers. As it celebrates its 50th year, DCI looks to provide more diversity, equity and inclusion, and to expands its reach internationally.

Interview with John DeNovi of DCI: Bringing the Marching Arts to More People Worldwide

Guitars 4 Vets

Guitars for Vets (G4V) is a non-profit organization that strives to enhance the lives of wounded veterans by providing them with free guitars and music instruction. Through self-expression and the healing power of music, it is their intent to restore the feelings of joy and purpose that can be lost after suffering trauma.

Interview with co-founder Patrick Nettesheim: How Private Guitar Lessons Started a Global Movement

The Jazz Foundation of America

The Jazz Foundation of America has grown from a grassroots effort by historic musicians to a national nonprofit doing more and more each year to help musicians. It provides emergency disaster relief, medical and housing assistance, and also creates work opportunities for musicians.

Interview: The Jazz Foundation Providing a Safety Net for Jazz and Blues Musicians

Keep Music Alive

Inspired by writing a book about how music can change lives, Keep Music Alive was founded by husband and wife team Vincent James & Joann Pierdomenico. They believe every child deserves the opportunity to learn how to play music, and every adult needs to be reminded that it’s never too late to start playing.

Interview: Keep Music Alive, helping Kids and Adults Access the Benefits of Playing Music

The Levitt Foundation

Through grantmaking and research, the Levitt Foundation leverages the power of free, live music to strengthen the social fabric of communities, creating places people love while amplifying local pride, injecting joy into underused public spaces and fostering more equitable, healthy and thriving communities one city, and one concert, at a time.

Interview: Levitt Foundation: Strengthening the Social Fabric of America Through Music

Maker Music Festival

The Maker Music Festival, launching its second year on May 14th and 15th 2022, is a unique online festival and community celebrating the makers of innovative, experimental and just plain unusual musical instruments.

Interview with co-founder Sherry Huss: Celebrating a Global Community of Innovative Music Makers

Music For All

Music for All’s mission is to create, provide, and expand positively life-changing experiences through music for all

Music for All has a vision to be a catalyst to ensure that every child across America has access and opportunity to participate in active music-making in their scholastic environment.

Interview with Dr Jeremy Earnhart, President and CEO of Music For All: A Vision To Ensure That Every Child In America Has Access to Music Making

Music Teachers National Association

The mission of Music Teachers National Association is to advance the value of music study and music making to society and to support the professionalism of music teachers

Interview: MTNA: Helping To Raise the Level of Music Teaching Nationwide

National Music Council

The National Music Council connects the entirety of the music community, providing a forum to encourage communication and cooperation on issues of common concern.

Interview: Guided by the 5 Music Rights, Working Toward a Better Future For Music


The NFHS, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is the national leader and advocate for high school athletics as well as fine and performing arts programs. Within its 51 member state associations (including Washington, D.C.), the NFHS serves 19,500 high schools and more than 12 million young people.

Interview: The NFHS: Supporting Performing Arts Activities In Schools Across the US for Sixty Years

Percussive Arts Society

The Percussive Arts Society works to inspire, educate, and support percussionists and drummers throughout the world. They have a vision to be the global leader in percussion and drumming by providing unparalleled and interactive resources and experiences in percussion education, performance and research.

Interview: Percussive Arts Society: Supporting Drummers and Percussionists Across the Globe