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Music for Change is a social impact, music production, and digital literacy curriculum that provides young people from around the world a voice on social justice.

Run Your Music for Change Program

Do you feel your head starting to nod to the rhythm of a sweet social change melody, while you wonder how you can get involved? Good! All the ingredients to get started with running a Music for Change program locally are listed below.

Follow the guide 🏞

An exhaustive guide on how to run your own Music for Change program from start to finish is available in Trailhead.

It'll walk you through how to run the program, support the students and organize an incredible virtual finale.


See it in action 👀

In the fall 2020, we've run a global version of Music for Change, where students from India, Australia, the Netherlands, Germany and the USA created their original song for a change to be the Worldwide champion.

Watch the Music for Change finale to hear the finalist songs from students around the world pitched a prestigious jury.

Music for Change Grand Finale

Sessions Slide-deck 💻

Use this handy slide deck to lead the live sessions with the students. The deck includes speaker notes to equip you to lead engaging sessions.

VTO Slide-deck

Volunteer & Educators Training Slide-deck

Use this handy slide deck to train your volunteering team and educator(s) partner(s). The deck includes speaker notes as well.


Official Certificate of Completion

Make sure everybody leaves with a gift, no matter how small. At a minimum, give each participant a printed certificate to congratulate them on completing the program. It’s a small gesture, but a great finishing touch!

VTO Slide-deck

Age of Makers Trailblazer Community Group

Join this group collaborate with other champions around the world who are running their own versions of this program.

You can share and find tips or examples, request help with any obstacles that you’re encountering... This group is a great place to connect and get inspired by other trailblazers!

Age of Makers Trailblazer Community Group


You won't be the first one to run this program! Hear from other volunteers, educators and even students themselves about the program and how impactful it was.

It was so rewarding to see our youth songwriters evolve their ideas into incredible music. And it was fun getting to meet other music-loving Trailblazers along the way. I will definitely participate again.
Mark Stevens
VP - Customer & Market Strategy
Salesforce Industries
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It was inspiring to see the students become more confident while finding their own voice. Music for Change gave them a safe space to work and grow together.
Lars Blok
Economics Teacher
Mavo Muurhuizen School, Netherlands
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I was so impressed with the students talents and their ability to address social justice issues through music.
Tim Dammers
Success Manager
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The Music for Change program empowered students to share their voice and discover the ability that music has to change hearts and minds. It was incredibly rewarding to help students cultivate an idea and turn it into a fully realized piece of music.
Jason Heninger
Senior Analyst
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The program was both engaging and intentional, allowing our Geniuses to dig deep and connect with their passions through music.
Arnold Lopez
College Advisor
The Hidden Genius Project
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You could see students literally light up as they went through the program!
Nancy Refki
Employee Engagement Manager
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Try it out for yourself 🕹

Install the Age of Makers Chrome extension and start the “Music for Change” journey to see how it works!

What Will You and the Students Learn?

The Music for Change Journey in the Age of Makers game has 5 learning areas placed on a virtual map:

  • Changemaker Camp: History of music & social change
  • Music City: Music theory & production
  • Lyrics Valley: Write your own lyrics
  • Beats Forest: Kick, snare and all that jazz.
  • Lake of Effect: Use classic sound effects.
  • Mixing Mount: Mixing & exporting tracks #finalTouches
Demo of the Age of Makers Game Map

Wait, that's not it! ☝️

Music for Change is not the only program you can run with Age of Makers. Are you more into technology and building a more sustainable world?

Join the movement

Age of Makers comes from the hard work of educators, volunteers and students coming together to imagine a new pedagogic approach to inspire the next generation of changemakers.

All the source-code and curriculum content is Open-Sourced on GitHub and we’re never short of fun things to do, so we’d love for you to join the community!