Music for All to stay in Indianapolis


An Indianapolis-based non-profit will keep its headquarters in the Circle City for another 11 years.

Music for All announced the plans Thursday to keep its staff, office and events in Indianapolis through 2023.

It's estimated that the agreement will bring $225 million in economic impact to the city, along with 600,000 visitors over that time.

The organization moved from Chicago to Indianapolis in 2003.

Programs and events held in Indianapolis as part of Music for All include the National Festival in March with an attendance of 3,000, marching band Super Regionals that welcomes 11,000 in October, and Grand Nationals each November that draws 39,000 visitors to the city.

About Music for All

Music for All is part of a larger strategic initiative of Visit Indy called MusicCrossroads, a program led by civic volunteer leaders from the Lacy Leadership Association. Since its inception in 2007, the program has welcomed organizations and events to Indianapolis that have generated more than $490 million in economic impact and brought in over 2.3 million visitors. Other Indianapolis-based arts and cultural institutions part of MusicCrossroads include: the Percussive Arts Society; Drum Corps International; International Violin Competition of Indianapolis; the American Pianist Association; and Heartland Truly Moving Pictures.

Music for All's mission is to create, provide and expand positively life-changing experiences through music for all. Music for All's vision is to be a catalyst to ensure that every child across America has access and opportunity to participate in active music making in his or her scholastic environment. Music for All provides national and regional music education programs that recognize and support students' performance and success, offer music educator training and professional development, and deliver tools and resources to participants that assist in supporting music education by promoting awareness of music's impact on student growth and achievement. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Music for All is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization.

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