Volunteer Training

October 15, 2014

Interested in lending a helping hand to Music Loves Ohio as a volunteer?  Join us for a volunteer training session on Tuesday, October 21st from 6-6:45pm at Groove U!  We’ll cover a variety of super-fun items including our mission, merchandise sales and instrument building workshops.  Please RSVP at info@musiclovesohio.org.  We hope to see you there!

Groove U is located at 1300 Forsythe Ave., Columbus, OH 43201.


This is the final blog post from the Ft. Hayes high school students who were beneficiaries of Music Loves Ohio grants to attend Berklee’s 5 Week Performance Camp. Special thank you to Jeff McCargish for his dedication and time in raising additional funds to assist these very talented and gracious musicians!

20140810_121250Cara Carey

This is the last week of city music and I’m excited for all of the shows that are coming up this week. It’s also a little hard because it’ll be time for me to depart from all of the wonderful people I’ve met. Over the weekend, I ran into Mr. Van Bibber from Fort Hayes. I was very shocked to see him as well as my other classmates. I have tons of solos that I have to sing and I’m a little nervous. I have a few rehearsals to make sure we’re all prepared. I hope that I get this opportunity again to be apart of City Music. I can honestly say that it was one of the best experiences of my life.  – Cara Carey


Xavier Rivers

This last week at five week has been an absolute whirlwind. With rehearsals and performances in abundance. I was particular proud of my jazz ensemble’s performance that we had. We sounded really good and everybody in the audience afterward said the same thing. It felt really good to have worked so hard and then for it to all go so well and pay off at the end. I had a wonderful time at the Berklee Five Week camp. I was able to meet some amazing musicians as well learn many new and interesting things. The Five Week camped really helped to get me more energized than I already was to start school in the fall. – Xavier Rivers



Week 4 – Berklee Music Camp MLO Beneficiary Blog Post

August 13, 2014

Kara Karey in Boston It’s getting a little harder for my roommates and I. We all had a talk about how we’re beginning to get adjusted to Boston. We talked about how we now have a system and soon we’ll have to depart and start all over again back at home. It’s hard to think […]

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Week 3 Blog – Ft. Hayes MLO Scholarship Recipients at Berklee Performance Camp

August 2, 2014

Week 2 was a success. I have been grasping every concept all of my teachers have been showing me. I’ve been able to make other trombone friends who are better than me and can teach me a thing or two as well as just chill with. I’ve been able to keep up with my big […]

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About Us

Music Loves Ohio is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing opportunities for children of all backgrounds in Central Ohio to learn, perform, and record music. In addition to hosting workshops and activities throughout the year, we donate instruments to young people who have access to music education.

Board Members and Officers

Wendy Vincent - President

Matt Crumpton - Treasurer

Emily Spehek - Public Relations Chair

Ashley Saltzman - Secretary

Zack Cramp - Programming Chair

Julie Dreher - Sponsorship Chair

Jeff McCargish - Instrument Grant Chair

Board Members

Ben Albaugh

Nicole Koppitch

Max Lewis

Mike Meckstroth

David Orensten

Tim Roberts

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