Who We Are: Harmony project is people--people from different faiths, different ethnicities, different backgrounds, different abilities, and different beliefs. Harmony is people from central Ohio and beyond putting into practice the powerful idea that it takes more than one voice to be in harmony, and that the dissonance between us can be disrupted when a community works together.
What We Do: Art becomes the catalyst for change with the goal of combating disinformation, shattering stereotypes, expanding cultural knowledge, and creating empathy for one another. Through art, storytelling, music and volunteer service, Harmony creates a place where people can embrace their differences, engage with their neighbors, and begin the essential work of building social harmony.
Why We’re Important: While our nation experiences division, Harmony's programs bridge the chasms that have developed between us as a community. Harmony inspires individuals to meet their own biases head-on. We engage neighbors and neighborhoods in service to forge a path toward a richer and more diverse community. It's clear in our mission statement--to build a more inclusive society by breaking down social barriers, bridging community divides, and empowering the voices of the people.
How We Impact the Community: Harmony's impact in the community: gives incarcerated men and women a way to break through their own silence and be heard on the outside; enables people who have overcome homelessness and people with different abilities to build friendships in the community, providing vital social and emotional connections; empowers the voices of new immigrant teens and incarcerated youth to build confidence and share their stories; showcases sold-out performances by the signature 500-voice chorus in venues throughout Central Ohio, from The Lincoln Theatre to Nationwide Arena. Plus, the Harmony community has logged tens of thousands of volunteer hours every year serving neighborhoods in every quadrant of Franklin County. Harmony's programs and projects yield concrete, real-life results that show clearly that the formula works: if we DISRUPT the DISSONANCE, we can EMBRACE our DIFFERENCES and BUILD SOCIAL HARMONY.
How You Can Help:
Volunteer with us; get inspired by working alongside your Central Ohio neighbors on everything from landscaping projects to large-scale public murals.
Sing with us; whether a large or small commitment, a season singing with the 500-voice chorus or a pop-up chorus event, no audition is required to sing in harmony with your neighbors.
Support our work; support Harmony's mission and programs by donating today.
Connect with Harmony Project
4411 Tamarack Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43229
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Founder and Creative Director: David Brown
Development Director: Matthew Schott
Board Chair: Jessie Cannon