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Along with individual scholarships, The Crescendo Foundation is proud to support the following organizations that use music mentorship to change lives


Atlanta Music Project

Atlanta, Ga


Founded in 2010, the Atlanta Music Project provides intensive, tuition-free music education for underserved youth right in their neighborhood.

The Atlanta Music Project believes the pursuit of musical excellence leads to the development of confidence, creativity and ambition, thus sparking positive social change in the individuals and the communities we serve.

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W.O. Smith

School of Music

Nashville, Tn

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Since 1984, W.O. Smith Music School has introduced the world of music to thousands of deserving children in Nashville.W.O. Smith Music School makes affordable, quality music instruction available to children from low-income families.  We transform lives through music.

Music Unites

Los Angeles, Ca

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Music Unites is a national charity (tax ID: 270872124) with the mission to raise academic and lifetime achievement for at-risk public school students through the support and creation of unique music education partnerships and programs.Music Unites works towards transforming inner-city landscapes by empowering urban youth through music.


Thomasville Music and Drama Troupe

Thomasville, Ga


The Thomasville Music and Drama Troupe is a non profit performance organization made up of teenage students from area middle and high schools across southwest Georgia.  The group provides an outlet for creative expression and plays a meaningful, positive role in the lives of the area’s youth.

The Troupe traces its history back to 1972 when Fred Allen, having recently relocated to Thomasville after a decade in New York, envisioned a group that would allow him to share his talents and experiences with a small group of young people. 


Harmony Project

Los Angeles, Ca


The Harmony Project is a registered 501(c) nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles, California, that provides free music instruction and instruments to youth in underserved areas of LA. Programming consists of year-round music lessons, orchestra and ensemble participation and a peer mentorship program influenced by El SistemaVenezuela's highly successful music education program. The Harmony Project currently serves over 2,000 students in the Los Angeles area, and expanded in 2011 with its first affiliate program, Harmony Project of Ventura County.



Scholly has helped students win over $70 million in scholarships so far, making college affordable and dreams a reality.

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