Partners/Sponsors

Columbia Heights Public Schools – An innovative and diverse district, Columbia Heights has included Songwriting into their ENCORE after school program for middle schools. 

St. Paul Public Schools – A large urban district, St. Paul has added Discover Music to it’s Flipside Program of after school activities for Middle Schools

Mounds View Public Schools  – A proud partner, Mounds View has fully integrated the class into their Edgewood Middle School course offerings, and hosted several summer courses since 2012

Spring Lake Park Public Schools – A dedicated district, SLP has hosted after school and summer programs at Westwood Middle School and in school programs at the Lighthouse Gifted and Talented School. Their community foundation, The Panther Foundation, was instrumental in the success of these courses.

Mahtomedi Public Schools – Our newest partner, Mahtomedi is pioneering a course configuration that offers songwriting as an enrichment to their growing popular music program.

Midwest Country Music Association – Artist services and community for a wide range of songwriters

LIVIN Foundation – A suicide prevention non-profit that shares our passion for mental health, wellness, and breaking the stigma of mental illness.

30 Days Foundation – A local non-profit that we work with to help put on the annual Let There Be Drums Festival

Music Makes Us Whole – a consortium of local organizations working to improve music education opportunities for MN students.

Blackbird Music – a Minneapolis music store offering musical instrument retail, lessons and repair.

ComposerQuest – a podcast by Charlie McCarron. ComposerQuest highlights composers and songwriters and will help us develop resources and provide opportunities for education in podcast production

New Folk Records – A local record label providing recording and distribution services

Essential Sessions Studios – A state of the art studio in Minneapolis that works with artists to make their visions a reality. A community-focused studio, Essential Sessions has been a great partner in providing DM with sound recording services.

Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association – a 501c3 nonprofit, volunteer-based organization serving Minnesota and the Midwest. Our mission is to preserve and promote bluegrass and old-time string band music in Minnesota.

Minnesota Music Coalition – A 510c3 dedicated to providing professional development for emerging indie artists.

TeamWorks International – Teamworks is our primary corporate sponsor. They cover many of our administrative costs so the maximum amount of your generous contributions can go to programs.

Wells Pianos – a full service piano store offering retail, lessons, and repair.

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