About Us

Mission

Music Over Miles was founded in 2016 by a patron of the arts, Music Over Miles is an Illinois based 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization which provides single day programs and weeklong after school workshops for youth aged 11 -18.  In 2017, its inaugural year, the program impacted nearly 2000 children across the country with wonderful feedback and testimonials.  Funding is now being sought from individual and corporate donors to support the 2018-2019 programs, centered primarily in the Midwest, especially development of the After school Workshops and a Singing Competition to be held in the last half of 2018.

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About Music Over Miles 

Research shows that robust music programs help students with better academic achievement, yet music programs are being cut across the country.

Music programs and music education have many benefits for children and youth.  Music facilitates cognitive skills, including reading, abstract spatial abilities, and creativity.[1]  Research has demonstrated that practicing music during one’s youth, even if it is only for a few years, helps improve the adult brain.[2]  Learning music facilitates learning other subjects and enhances skills useful in every part of the curriculum.  Music students consistently out-perform non-music on achievement tests in reading and math.  In fact, a research team exploring the link between music and intelligence reported music training is far superior to computer instruction in dramatically enhancing abstract reasoning skills necessary for learning math and science.[3]

[1] Gardiner, Fox, Jeffrey, and Knowles.  “Learning Improved by Arts.”  Nature.  Volume 381.  May 23 1996.  284.
[2] Erika Skoe and Nina Kraus.  “A Little Goes a Long Way: How the Adult Brain is Shaped by Musical Training in Childhood” Journal of Neuroscience.  2012 Aug 22;32(34):11507-10.
[3] “Music Beats Computers at Enhancing Early Childhood Development,” American Music Conference via PR NEWSWIRE: Neurological Research, February 1997.

 

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” – Pablo Picasso

Next Steps…Don’t hesitate with your dream, contact us to become involved as a volunteer or donor.

Email us at info@musicovermiles.org or call us at 708-479-6613

 

Disclaimer:  This corporation is organized exclusively for one or more of the purposes as specified in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. No distributions are made to or affiliated with any political organization and 100% of donations are utilized directly for or related to the administration and performance of music for not-for-profit organizations.


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