ABOUT US

As a non-profit 501(c)(3) member of the arts community, we have helped thousands of individuals experience the life changing benefits of music. Whether through our year-round education programming or our free music performances like the annual Rubber City Jazz & Blues Festival, our positive impact is felt all throughout Northeast Ohio. This is all because of our program partners, our sponsors and financial supporters, our dedicated teaching artists, and our amazing group of youth that we are fortunate to work with. 

Since 2010 Open Tone Music has been committed to bringing music to people. Our mission focusses on providing access to premier music education and performance for all people. We focus primarily on youth but serve individuals of all ages. We strive to fill the ever growing gap of individuals both young and old who have been denied the benefits of music.

Our commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of youth has led us to merge with one of our nations most premier youth service organizations. In 2019, after thoughtful consideration by both executive boards, Open Tone Music became a subsidiary of Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio and we are still able to operate independently as a separate organization. A huge step in our organizations' history.

 

MEET THE TEAM

Staff

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Executive Director, Founder

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Artistic Director, Rubber City Jazz & Blues Festival

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Administrative Assistant & Teacher

 

OUR MISSION

Music is a language that speaks to the heights and the depths of our humanity. For many young people and their communities, the life changing experience of music is out of reach. 

That is why Open Tone Music is dedicated to helping "provide access to premier music education and performance programming for all people".

 

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