Hear the Music live was created to reach out to pre-teens and teens in foster homes and orphanages to give them the opportunity to attend a concert in their local area that they may otherwise never have the opportunity to see. At Hear the Music Live, we understand that pre-teens and teens in foster care homes or orphanages may not have the opportunity to enjoy activities that other teens are experiencing.

We hope to bring some joy to these teens through music. Hear the Music Live is the vision of our founder, Steven Nornhold who has a life-long passion for music and understands that some teens are missing out on some opportunities that many others take for granted. Mission Statement Hear the Music Live is a non-profit organization that works with foster care homes and orphanages to send pre-teens and teens to concerts in their local area and provide them the opportunity to do "meet and greets" with the artists.

Volunteers are very important and always needed to spread the Hear the Music Live mission to more and more people!  Hear the Music Live volunteers support foster youth by mentoring, fundraising, helping out at events and in countless other ways! Sami Miller an Alpha Chi Omega at Middle Tennessee University has volunteered with her sorority since 2009 to support Hear the Music Live at concerts, events and festivals.  Sami says of the experience, “it is awesome to be a positive part of a foster child’s life while also having the honor of seeing music transform their life.” 

Local volunteers were also on hand to work shifts in the Hear the Music Live booth at Bonnaroo 2010.  During the day, volunteers tie-dyed with festival goers while spreading the importance of live music for foster children and teens.  At night, volunteers held Rock Band competitions with prizes.  Volunteers worked five hour shifts over four days with plenty of “down time” to enjoy their favorite bands!  Here’s what one volunteer had to say about the experience:

 “By volunteering at Bonnaroo, I was able to reach thousands of people by spreading the mission of Hear the Music Live, interacting in positive ways with the festival goers, bringing in cash donations and rocking out to tons of bands.”

Here are just a few ways volunteers are helping Hear the Music Live:

Hear the Music Live volunteers have FUN and make IMPORTANT changes in the lives of foster children in their communities!  Hear the Music Live believes music and good people can change lives!  Do you?  Join us today!  Email aimee_white@hearthemusiclive.org