Todd Clouser is creating Music Mission - new music to support at risk communites
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Hello friends of Music Mission,

We are here to create music and do good.


WHY SUPPORT

We are here to make dreams of aspiring and established musicians possible, while creating new community and sharing culture, song, and experience with you, the ones who make this altruistic vision 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

Thus far, in six Episodes, we have gifted upwards of 8 thousand dollars worth of instruments, books, and private lessons thanks to your support.

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.

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.






Tiers
Music Mission Patron
$4 or more per Music, Community, Documentary Video
For 4 dollars per Music Mission Episode you get exclusive access to 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.
Pledge $25 or more 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.
Pledge $60 or more 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!
Pledge $250 or more per Music, Community, Documentary Video
For 250 dollars (1000 dollars annually) you get all the above and personally sponsor an instrument for a community. Your instrument will be delivered in your name and you will receive a personal thank you video.
Pledge $1,200 or more per Music, Community, Documentary Video
You are amazing. Come to Mexico City and we will take an instrument, and workshop, to a community in need. Wanna feel what life in the mountains of Oaxaca are like? Lets get on the bus and go listen. I will cover all your hospitality and travel costs for a few days while in Mexico (you just gotta get here).
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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Hello friends of Music Mission,

We are here to create music and do good.


WHY SUPPORT

We are here to make dreams of aspiring and established musicians possible, while creating new community and sharing culture, song, and experience with you, the ones who make this altruistic vision 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

Thus far, in six Episodes, we have gifted upwards of 8 thousand dollars worth of instruments, books, and private lessons thanks to your support.

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.

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.






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Tiers
Music Mission Patron
$4 or more per Music, Community, Documentary Video
For 4 dollars per Music Mission Episode you get exclusive access to 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.
Pledge $25 or more 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.
Pledge $60 or more 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!
Pledge $250 or more per Music, Community, Documentary Video
For 250 dollars (1000 dollars annually) you get all the above and personally sponsor an instrument for a community. Your instrument will be delivered in your name and you will receive a personal thank you video.
Pledge $1,200 or more per Music, Community, Documentary Video
You are amazing. Come to Mexico City and we will take an instrument, and workshop, to a community in need. Wanna feel what life in the mountains of Oaxaca are like? Lets get on the bus and go listen. I will cover all your hospitality and travel costs for a few days while in Mexico (you just gotta get here).