2024 Festival

While the end of the year is a time of celebration, it can also be a reminder of how your giving can make a huge impact in our community. Of every dollar that is donated to MDMEF, 98 cents go directly to our Grants program. Your donation supports 1) Current programs, 2) Technology/equipment requests, 3) Transportation requests for student travel...

2024 MDUSD Choir Festival

This VIDEO (YouTube) is from the MDUSD Choir Festival of 2024. Produced and funded from donations from the Mount Diablo Music Education Foundation. Back by popular demand, the Choir Festival Concert expanded to a larger venue this year to accommodate the large crowd of parents and supporters who gathered to hear their memorable melodies. Sponsored by the Mount Diablo Music...

Memorial MaryAnnette Venti

In Loving Memory of MaryAnnette Venti After a long and brave battle with cancer, MaryAnnette Venti passed away peacefully on March 10, 2020. MaryAnnette, born in Concord, remained in Contra Costa County her entire life. She studied Music at Cal State Hayward and graduated with a degree in Music Education. MaryAnnette joined the Mount Diablo Unified School District in 1976...

A Generation That Stands Together

MDMEF has provided a huge surprise for some of our middle school students. Jim Papoulis, a Composer, is conducting a songwriting workshop at Oak Grove Middle (Nicholas De La Riova, Choir Director) and Foothill Middle (Sally Anderson, Choir Director) this week. The students have recorded their song for Jim which can be heard by clicking on the link below the...

Music take 13 minutes…

Music takes 13 minutes to ‘release sadness’ and 9 to make you happy, according to new studyBy Helena AsprouThe fascinating new research proves that music heals and suggests that in future, music could be prescribed to help us focus, feel happier, relax and overcome sadness.New research from the British Academy of Sound Therapy(BAST) has shown there is a common dosage...

Piano for a School…

MDMEF  paid for the moving of this wonderful donated piano to Meadow Home Elementary - Nicholas Nirva, Band Director.  Below is a video of the students thanking MDMEF. https://mdmef.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/studentssayingthanks.movThank You from our students!

Music Play Online

Music Play Online for every General Vocal Music teacher Dear Ms. Miller and the rest of the Mount Diablo Music Education Foundation: I want to thank you all for funding this year's subscription to Music Play Online for every General Vocal Music teacher at the elementary level. This is the first year we have all had a current, consistent  curriculum from which to...

Coronavirus Music

Scientists have turned the structure of the coronavirus into music | Science | AAAS Scientists have turned the structure of the coronavirus into music By Vineeth Venugopal Apr. 3, 2020 , 4:05 PM Science’s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Pulitzer Center. You’ve probably seen dozens of images of the novel coronavirus—now responsible for 1 million infections and tens of...