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Supporting the Moral Imperative of Music Education

  • Todd performs with University of Notre Dame Class President Corey Robinson during his residency,
The Spirit of Harmony Foundation supports the moral imperative of music education, weaving together the biological, social, academic, and economic benefits to young people who are involved in consistent instrument-based institutional music lessons and performance. Our organization focuses on networking, as we help match the practical and varied needs of music education programs with the resources that will help them excel.
We believe in providing opportunities for personal development and self-expression through the support of music and music education for young people regardless of socioeconomic status, geographic location, or ability.

“I never waited for something to happen—I just went out and did it. I didn’t wait for acclaim or affirmation or anything like that. I always kept myself busy and wrote music. Some people think that success only comes through the front door, so they’re waiting at that door. Truth is, sometimes it comes in the back door, so don’t worry about it. Just keep busy and do what you’re meant to do. If you do that, it’ll all come together.”– Spirit of Harmony Foundation Founder and President Todd Rundgren in Guitar World, June 2015


Huffington Post Article

All the children sing (and play): Todd Rundgren’s Spirit of Harmony Foundation brings the power of music to kidsArticle by the great Chris Epting.


A Night of Harmony

Benefit Concert January 17, 2017 in New York City. Please click here for some photos and videos, as well as commemorative tshirts.



Todd Rundgren was Artist In Residence at the University of Notre Dame September/October 2016. He taught an interdisciplinary elective class, Exploring the Creative Muse: Art, Business, Technology, and Rock n’ Roll, and visited classrooms and music groups during nearly two weeks at the University, as well as numerous events surrounding a Fighting Irish homegame.

For photos, videos, and media coverage, please visit our TR@ND webpage.

Hello It’s Tea Mugs

MUG“Hello It’s Tea” … I’ve thought about this mug for a long, long time …and it’s finally here! Limited Edition 11 oz. mugs, for $14 plus $4.50 domestic s/h, (total $18.50 per mug), and 100% of the net proceeds will benefit the SOHF to support of music education. For more information on the mugs, and our gallery of “Mug Shots”, please click here.

Many Ways to Support the Foundation

Besides monetary donations, contributing resources for music programs through our Ensemble program, or taking part in events, we have some other fun and easy ways to support the Foundation, please click here.

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“Music In A Word” Blog – Recent Posts

  • When Words Fail, Music Speaks January 21, 2017
    Simon Kirke 88+ Ways Music Can Change Your Life, published by Keep Music Alive, is a compilation of  over 150 inspirational stories & quotes from musicians, music educators and music lovers from all over the world. Included are a number of stories from Grammy winning and Platinum selling artists & composers.  The authors have given […]
  • Sitting Down With The President, Part 3 September 18, 2016
    Alan Meerow The final installment of our conversation with SOHF President Todd Rundgren. AM: You've expressed a disdain for country music, and for almost half a century you've only recorded a single and arguably satiric country influenced song.  [Todd chuckles].  What are the music genres that you really like the least, and which the most? […]
  • Sitting Down With The President, Part 2 September 11, 2016
    Alan Meerow The second part of our conversation with Spirit of Harmony Foundation founder and president, Todd Rundgren. AM: Craft and inspiration seem to be kind of the twins of not just musical creativity, but other kinds of muses. You've talked about how Laura Nyro influenced your early solo work, and she was kind of […]
  • Sitting Down With The President, Part 1 September 5, 2016
    Alan Meerow Despite  a schedule from hell, and a bad case of food poisoning, Spirit of Harmony founder and president Todd Rundgren found time to sit down with Music In A Word editor Alan Meerow at the Tyrolean Getaway in Stowe, Vermont for a wide-ranging interview.  Here is part one of what will ultimately be […]

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