Musicians in Solidarity is pleased to present ‘Make Waves’, an educational model which aims to breathe new life into existing music programs. Designed to reach underserved communities, Make Waves assists by providing scholarships, instruments and technology to students while simultaneously supporting diverse hiring practices.

Musicians in Solidarity recognizes the value of students learning in
equitable and inclusive environments and prioritizes the diversification of music education.
Through fundraising initiatives, MiS supports the costs of hiring new staff by funding year-long scholarships for new students, and
providing our partner music schools with new visibility in the underserved communities they were designed to reach.

Musicians in Solidarity is thrilled to be joining forces with Ethos Music Center to launch this initiative, program. To apply for this scholarship, please fill out the application below. Scholarships will be awarded on a first come first serve basis. 

Interested in showing your support? There are a number of ways to support this program including our Holiday Tech Drive, Direct Donation, Sponsorship Packages and the April 16, 2021 Livestream and Virtual Auction.


Make Waves Tech Drive

Donate your old cellphone, tablet, laptop and more to support remote learning for music students during COVID-19.

Please email to arrange no contact pick-up or drop-off in the Portland Metro Area.

Make Waves T-Shirt

We are also accepting financial donations that will go directly toward student sponsorship. Purchase one of our bundles and support a student today! Featuring a limited run of t-shirts sporting the Make Waves logo created by Portland local bassist and graphic artist, JP Downer (Pop Wonder Design), these fundraising packages are available from $50 – $100.

Are you a musician or business interested in supporting this program? We are accepting donations of goods and services for our Make Waves Auction on April 16th, 2021.