Supporting the Moral Imperative of Music Education

The Spirit of Harmony Foundation supports the moral imperative of music education, weaving together the social, biological, economic, and academic benefits to young people who are involved in consistent instrument-based 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


Annual Fundraising Campaign

The Spirit of Harmony Foundation is pleased to announce our major Annual Giving Campaign. We need resources to help us bring the joy of music to children who would otherwise have no opportunity to learn how to play an instrument. This fundraising campaign offers some tantalizing and extremely limited-edition Thank You gifts for your donation, ranging from $10 donations to large corporate sponsorships. Thank you!


Artwork by Babz.

Todd Rundgren will be an Artist In Residence at the University of Notre Dame September/October 2016. He will be teaching an interdisciplinary elective class, Exploring the Creative Muse: Art, Business, Technology, and Rock n’ Roll, and will be visiting numerous classrooms and music groups during nearly two weeks at the University.

Please click here for details on Todd’s Notre Dame Artist In Residence plans, including a Fighting Irish vs. Duke Blue Devils football game.

For information about the fan weekend and PUBLIC events featuring the Spirit of Harmony Foundation’s advocacy for Music Education on September 30-October 1, please click here.

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.

NEW! SOHF Merchandise!


Accomplishments for 2015

Please click here for details.

“Music In A Word” Blog – Recent Posts

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    Sheila Craig remembers church hymn written by her grandmother 50 years ago Sara Stromseth-Troy BURR OAK, IOWA – Fifty years after its publication, Sheila Craig remembers a  hymn written by her grandmother, Genevra Smith, an ode to a country church where she was a lifelong member. “The Little White Church on the Hill,” penned by Smith, […]
  • The Power of Music July 17, 2016
    Don Baragiano A long time Cincinnati fan contacted me yesterday telling me about her 9 year old autistic son. She calms him down by playing my “Hejira” CD. Isn’t that incredible? It’s gratifying knowing what I do is healing as well as entertaining. “….Don, my 9 year old son, Bobby, is autistic and has listened […]
  • Music As Celebration July 9, 2016
    Sara Stromseth-Troy Recently, I came across a photo of myself and a longtime family friend, Bonnie (Craw) Kosloski, from a July 4th celebration years ago. We were dressed in our red, white and blue patriotic best and sharing (or subjecting, depending on your point of view) our families to ‘Yankee Doodle Dandy’ on recorder. This […]
  • Words and Music June 13, 2016
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