Changing Lives with Music

The MusicianShip uses music to alter the life trajectory of youth, thereby creating a more vibrant, educated, empowered, and well-intentioned world.

  • About

    Learn about our roots

    The MusicianShip is a DC-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that facilitates music lessons, experiences and opportunities.

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  • Programs

    Taught by the best

    Our students benefit from sessions led by our Ambassadors, as well as nationally and internationally recognized performers.

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    The MusicianShip needs your help. Give something, Do something, or Say something to enrich the lives of our program participants.

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The MusicianShip
The MusicianShip

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The MusicianShip is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization that facilitates music lessons, experiences and opportunities. While our mission is not exclusive to any one particular group, we are focused on at-risk youth as they benefit most from positive outreach and music scholarship preparation. We are vetted and approved by the DC Public Schools as an official After-School service provider, allowing us to deliver free music instruction to students who may not otherwise have such opportunities.

Our instructors are comprised of accomplished musicians and music educators who serve as positive role-models for children. Unlike many other music schools, our students benefit from sessions led by nationally and internationally recognized performers, including Dennis Chambers, Orianthi and our own Gregory Grainger.

We create a healthy environment that fosters positive peer relationships, provides strong role models and builds self-esteem. Band performances instill in students a sense of pride and accomplishment, while contributing to the betterment of our communities. Your donations go further with The MusicianShip as our school is structured with minimal overhead to facilitate the most efficient and direct application of funds.

Mission Statement

The MusicianShip’s mission is to change lives by facilitating music lessons, experiences, and opportunities for people who need us most.

Vision Statement

The MusicianShip’s vision is to be a premiere music education organization that enriches the lives of our constituents and the communities in which they live. We seek to alter the life trajectory of our program participants, thereby creating a more vibrant, educated, empowered, and well-intentioned world.

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  • The MusicianShip Acquires the Washington Area Music Association And Brings Back The Wammies

    The MusicianShip Organization Acquires the Washington Area Music Association And Brings Back The Wammies Changing Lives With Music FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Washington, D.C. – On Monday, August 6, members of the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA) were notified that despite WAMA’s announcement to dissolve earlier this year, the highly-popular Wammie Award Show would be […]

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  • Dianne’s Recital 2018 Wows with Special Guest Appearance by Marcus Johnson

    The MusicianShip kicked off August with Dianne’s Recital, an annual performance featuring our talented students. Each year, this special event honors the memory of one of our organization’s founders, Dianne Grainger, whose passion and purpose was to serve youth through music. This year’s event did not disappoint: Our students brought their A-games to serve up […]

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