We are celebrating 5 years since becoming an official nonprofit!

We are celebrating 5 years since becoming an official nonprofit!

As you may know, Music to Life’s history spans a few decades. Prior to 2018, co-founders Liz Stookey Sunde and Noel Paul Stookey worked with a diverse network of artists and volunteers from the entertainment, business and nonprofit communities, producing songwriting contests, workshops, and themed productions, on the path to building what Music to Life is today: a dynamic hub of musical activism where socially conscious artists are connected with the resources, training and mentorship they need to realize their own bold visions for community change. Music to Life now connects with 100+ musicians a year - across genres, generations and geographies - supporting their work to serve more than 300 communities-in-need.

Engage with our anniversary festivities and the artists we serve throughout 2023!


Every week, we’ll be highlighting new and seasoned artist changemakers through short stories across our social media platforms. Whether new to our community or a long-time friend, you’ll be inspired by how these artists are uplifting their communities.

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Keep an eye out for updates regarding our online anniversary event this fall, complete with live performances, one-of-a-kind auction items, special celebrity guests and testimonials from current students and alumni of Music to Life’s Musician Changemaker Accelerator.

Sign up now and be the first to get information on auction items and who’ll be performing.


As you enjoy these stories of inspiration and impact, we are encouraging everyone in our network to join our Amplifier community of monthly donors. For as little as $5/month, you can ensure our continued growth and receive ‘insider’ communications about our artists, events and other dynamic programs. PLUS, this year, all Amplifier donors will receive an inspiring artist quote magnet.

Learn more here and keep an eye out for our Spring campaign activities!


We’ve got new Music to Life-branded merchandise and our HOPE RISES II compilation album - 16 of the best grassroots social change musicians in the country - is being re-released in honor of our 5th year anniversary.

Take a listen on all streaming platforms, or purchase the commemorative album and fill your cart with merch here!