Working to change our community since 1998.
Music Changing Lives (MCL) started as an epiphany in 1998, with the ultimate goal to teach budding artists how to own their intellectual properties in music. In 2006, Josiah Bruny, founder and CEO, purchased a home in Moreno Valley to test the concept. It worked!
In 2008, Music Changing Lives built the Inland Empire’s first production and art studio by renovating a locker room inside the Redlands Community Center, in collaboration with the City of Redlands.
Today, we are housed in three community centers and six school sites, and offer more than just music programs. No matter the program or location, however, the MCL experience remains the same.
We focus on teaching youth the skills they need to succeed and thrive in school and in the entertainment industry.
When our children and teens thrive, it positively impacts every one of us - in our homes, schools, communities, and workplaces.
Music Changing Lives registers as a 501(c)3 organization.
Music Changing Lives receives Mayoral Proclamation recognition from the City of Moreno Valley for National Lights on Afterschool.
Music Changing Lives moves from a home-based program and into the Redlands Community Center to offer its afterschool services.
Music Changing Lives celebrates their 20th anniversary with First 5 San Bernardino.
Music Changing Lives receives the Outstanding Community Service Award, presented by Western Riverside Council of Governments, and the Milestone Award, presented by the National Guild for Community Arts Education.
Also receive Mayoral Proclamation recognition from the City of Redlands for National Lights on Afterschool.
Music Changing Lives launches the Changing Lives Showcase (CLS). Each year, hundreds of youth use this program to develop artistic skills while performing in front of their parents, peers, and celebrity guest judges.
Josiah Bruny is awarded Executive Director of the Year from The Community Foundation
Music Changing Lives receives the Inland Empire Impact Award for Nonprofit Champion of the Year, and the 30 under 30 award presented by assembly member Eloise Reyes Gomez.
Josiah Bruny receives a resolution that the month of May be recognized as Music Changing Lives month.
Music Changing Lives collaborates with Studios 4 Kids and the Alynettework, based in Sacramento, to expand our services.
Music Changing Lives receives Daily Point of Light Award, presented by Points of Light, in February 2012 for our efforts through the Changing Lives Showcase in collaboration with Moreno Valley Unified School District.
Josiah Bruny is awarded the ‘Spirit of Entrepreneurship’ under the category of Social Entrepreneurship by Cal State University, San Bernardino.