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Community Through Music

Cultivating a powerful



The Mississippi Music Institute (MMI) offers a comprehensive summer and afterschool instrumental music program designed to deliver high-quality "hands-on" musical instruction to young people and adults. MMI offers several performing ensembles for scholars to participate in. These include an all-star marching band; jazz band; concert band; and a majorette dance team. Additionally, MMI offers an adult community marching band for musicians and dancers who are 18 and older. Doing our part to embellish the city's moniker, "City With Soul," and our state's declaration, "The Birthplace of American Music," MMI is committed to advocating for the arts in public education; addressing social and emotional learning; and reducing crime and violence in Mississippi through positive community engagement.


Our Story

The Mississippi Music Institute, established in 2011, is a non-profit organization designed to promote music and dance education (K-12) in Mississippi.



Since our inception in 2011, the MMI has operated as a community-based nonprofit instrumental music program for young people in the Jackson and surrounding Metro area aiming to create pathways to educational opportunities for students while providing a positive setting for the youth to participate in constructive activities each summer, but we need your help.


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"Education and work are the levers to uplift a people"

-W.E.B. Du Bois

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