Supporting the Moral Imperative of Music Education
Todd Rundgren’s Spirit of Harmony is a national organization that advocates for music education for children, particularly in public schools. Our mission is to work with individual music programs to assist them in building a sustainable network of local support, based on the measurable data that makes the case for the importance of music education in the neurological, social, academic, economic, and of course artistic, development of youth.
We forge meaningful partnerships among music programs, school districts, corporations, and other music education non-profits, engaging supporters and music fans to become involved in working with music education programs nationally and in their communities.
We believe in providing opportunities for personal development and self-expression through music, regardless of socioeconomic status, geographic location, or ability.
Working in harmony with our partners and stake holders, our goal is to develop and nurture strategic relationships that enhance the success of all.
“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
Stand Up and Support Music Education!
For more information and for ideas about how YOU can get involved with grassroots music education advocacy, please explore our entire website, especially the section on Advocacy.
Todd Tribute Concert in the Boston area, POSTPONED
The Road To Utopia, a tribute to Todd Rundgren with The Gary Backstrom Band, featuring Greg Hawkes from The Cars. This is a Special Concert to Benefit Todd Rundgren’s Spirit of Harmony Foundation and Music Education Advocacy. Please click here for tickets.
The Gary Backstrom Band is a high energy, original, innovative act featuring the infectious licks and songwriting of nationally recognized guitarist and music educator Gary Backstrom. The band’s music features clever, hook-filled songwriting and arrangements with intense interaction among the musicians. The band’s unique sound is exciting, unpredictable improvisation that can only be heard in the best live acts on the scene today. Gary Backstrom Band members: Gary Backstrom, Kit Holliday, Kevin Silvia, Chris Nemitz, John Vanderpool, Everett Pendleton, Peter Koeplin.
Spirit of Harmony Merchandise
Support our music education advocacy with our collections of limited edition artwork, tshirts, recordings, and more. Please click here for details.
NEW! Introducing The Magistris File! This is the next step of The Magistris Project. Within each file are 14 elements by 7 contributing artists in diverse media:
- spoken word
- visual art
Each first edition of “The Magistris File” is hand signed and numbered by the author, and randomly selected editions will include either a special limited hand signed poster by Prairie Prince or a Magistris symbol sticker signed by Kasim Sulton! Click here for more information.