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MMI Is In the News!

Last night, our In-Schools program director, Lawrence Blackwell, appeared on Local 24 News via Zoom to chat about our work, our impact, and our upcoming fundraiser, MMIxTape Live. Click here to wat...

MMI and Stax Music Academy Receive $50,000 Grants from Lewis Prize for Music COVID-19 Community Response Fund

New funding for Memphis Music Initiative and Stax Music Academy will support holistic music education programs during COVID-19 The Lewis Prize for Music — a creative arts philanthropy — announced t...

Our 2019 Annual Report

"Each year at Memphis Music Initiative, we have the honor of working with over 4,000 young people across Memphis, with a focus on improving black and brown students’ equitable access to high qualit...

MMI is on Channel 24!

MMI is back in the news. This morning, our Executive Director Amber Hamilton appeared on Channel 24's Local Memphis morning show via Skype. She spoke with anchor Kelsie Cairns about how COVID-19 is...

Memphis Music Initiative Emergency Response Fund

Thanks to a generous gift, Memphis Music Initiative (MMI) has established an Emergency Relief Fund to provide some short-term, immediate relief for individual musicians and young people who are par...

MMI is in Memphis Business Journal!

On Friday, the Memphis Business Journal published an article on how COVID-19 is impacting local arts and community organizations. The piece featured insights from our very own Director of Grantmaki...

Our 2018 Annual Report

Page 2-3: Table of Contents and Letter from our Executive Director & Board Chairperson Page 4-5: Grantmaking & Capacity BuildingPage 6-7: MMI Works Page 8-9: In-Schools Page 10-11: Our Appr...

Request for Proposals: Art for the MMI Fire House

Commission of Murals for Memphis Music Initiative/Memphis Equity Through ArtsCALL TO ARTISTSRequest for ProposalDeadline: February 15, 2019Eligibility: Artist or artist teams, established or new to...

Return on investment

by Kiesha DavisI’ve been pondering over a challenge posed by Susan Taylor Batten during the opening plenary of this past ABFE Annual Conference - The Fierce Urgency of Now, held here in Memphis a f...

We're hiring: Director, Development

Job Title: Director, DevelopmentJob Location: Memphis, Tennessee MMI Overview:Memphis Music Initiative (MMI) invests in youth, local communities and Memphis’ musical legacy by broadening and s...

We're hiring: Director, In-Schools Programs

Job Title: Director, In-Schools ProgramsJob Location: Memphis, Tennessee MMI Overview:Memphis Music Initiative (MMI) invests in youth, local communities and Memphis’ musical legacy by broadeni...

We're hiring!

Memphis Music Initiative (MMI) invests in youth, local communities and Memphis’ musical legacy by broadening and strengthening existing music engagement offerings in and out of schools and supporti...

We're hiring!

MMI is hiring! We are seeking candidates for two positions (click the title to view job description and details):Director of Finance and OperationsProgram Coordinator for MMI WorksInterested indivi...

Music Engagement Teaching Fellowship: 2017 information sessions

Musicians: this isn't your average gig.MMI is seeking new applicants for our Music Engagement Teaching Fellowship, which places musicians in classrooms throughout our city to provide high quality m...