Together with The California State University Music Therapy Wellness Clinic, Rising Star Music Fund is establishing the Rising Star Choir for children with Autism (ages 7 to 12). This choir is one of the first to be established in the United States.
Choir therapy combines music therapy with group interaction. Not only do participants have the pleasure of singing, but social interaction skills as well as self-esteem are increased.
We will begin in September and will be taking care of all costs on behalf of the families. We hope to be able to establish additional choirs around the country. Please support bring the joy of music to these wonderful kids and their families.
Rodney Crowell and The Notorious Cherry Bombs perform the hit "I Ain't Livin' Long Like This" with Emmylou Harris and Albert Lee to a capacity crowd.
On Aug 21st 2012, The Rising Star Music Fund held a one-of-a-kind event reuniting The Notorious Cherry Bombs: Rodney Crowell, Vince Gill, Tony Brown, Eddie Bayers, Paul Franklin and Michael Rhodes for one night along with guest stars Emmylou Harris and Albert Lee at the 3rd And Lindsley Bar and Grill in Nashville, TN in honor of legendary music executive, the late, great Bob Mercer to benefit the W.O. Smith Music School.
Rising Star Music Fund has made the following gifts to support The W.O. Smith Music School, Big House Youth Jam in Macon Georgia, and the USC Thornton School of Music Outreach Program.
The Rising Star Music Fund was founded to provide grants and funding for music programs across America so that children will have the opportunity to experience the power and joy of music. We want to make the gift of music available to everyone at all economic levels including childern with special needs.