Todd Clouser

is creating Music Mission

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Music Mission Patron
$4
per Music, Community, Documentary Video

For 4 dollars per Music Mission Episode you get exclusive access to updates, music, and documentary films of our work with communities in the Americas, from Oaxaca to Mexico City to Nicaragua, as well as access to updates here on Patreon.

$25
per Music, Community, Documentary Video
For 25 dollars (100 dollars annually) you get all the above plus access to all of Todd's recorded music via a private stream/download link. Only for patrons of Music Mission.
$60
per Music, Community, Documentary Video
For 60 dollars and up (340 dollars annually) you receive all the above as well as a personal thank you message once a year from a student, community, or teacher that our work is benefitting. 

Get to know who we are helping out one on one!

About

Music Mission is a philanthropy program to support underserved communities in creating and sharing their unique music.

Since 2015, we have donated over 40 thousand dollars of instruments, instruction, recordings, materials and basic needs support to towns from Tlahuitoltepec, Oaxaca to Sapioriz Durango, to Managua Nicaragua, to some of Mexico City’s most vulnerable communities.


WHY SUPPORT

Music Mission exists to support aspiring and established musicians, while creating new community and sharing culture, song, and experience with you, the ones who make this work possible.

MY STORY 

I am a professional musician from Minneapolis living in Mexico City. I followed my love for music to find a home here in Mexico, falling in love with this country and its people. In the past few years of touring with my bands, I have found that some of the most rewarding work I am able to do is with underserved communities, often where tradition, passion, and culture live, but where there can be a lack of financial resources for people to create, study, or share, the music they love. 

WHAT WE DO 

A few times a year I work with a community in teaching, collaborating on creating new music, and donating an instrument, scholarship, or basic needs support.

I share a documentary video, a quality recording of the music we create together as well as access to consistent updates, photos, and thank you's from the people we are working with.

You also get first access to recordings, like the Boy 44 record, recorded with legendary pianist John Medeski and other surprise gifts here.

RESULTS

We have sponsored workshops with two legendary Mexican jazz musicians, Iraida Noriega and Alex Mercado, for students unable to afford them.

We have recorded new music with a large youth orchestra and organized a concert at a storied Mexico City venue.

We have created lasting relationships with a rural school in the mountains of Oaxaca, visited Ayotzinapa for a culture exchange and instrument donation, and provided performance opportunities in Mexico City for young musicians where there weren't any.

We have sponsored a full length recording and organized concerts for the legendary Los Cardencheros de Sapioriz, out of Durango Mexico.

We regularly visit schools, casas de cultura, 
The results are here up in the Creations page for Patrons.






 
How Does Patreon work?

Patreon functions like a subscription, that you can cancel at any time without hassle, where you can pledge an amount that works for you per release - one every three to four months I'm promising, not more. I chose Patreon in hopes we could create a community here that keeps in touch with what's happening, interacts, and gives Music Mission a chance at the longevity it needs to succeed. 

- Your pledge is processed when a new project is released (4 times maximum annually)

- You can cancel your pledge at any time


For your contribution of 4 dollars or up, you get :

Exclusive access to a documentary on our time working with each community, first access to new music I release, and thank you greetings from the communities we visit to gift instruction, instruments, scholarships, books, CDs, scores.






Goals
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You sponsor the making of new music created with a community at risk. A Video will document the process and you'll be able to meet the people I am recording with and hear their stories.

We gift to the community we work with a new instrument, classroom materials, instruction, or basic needs support.

You receive exclusive downloads of music and video, personal thank you's from the people we support, and and access to updates here on Patreon.

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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 25 exclusive posts
3
Audio releases
18
Images
5
Links
3
Writings
8
Videos

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