Cincinnati Music & Wellness Coalition

Name of Non-Profit Organization * Cincinnati Music & Wellness Coalition
Today’s Date: * Monday, September 28, 2020
Organization’s website
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number * 27-3181549
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? * 2009
Address * 5029 South Ridge Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45224
United States
County * Hamilton
Your Name * Arlene de Silva
Your Title * CEO
Your email address *
Your Phone Number (513) 315-7393
Executive Director’s Name * Arlene de Silva
Executive Director’s email address *
What is the mission of your organization?
Cincinnati Music & Wellness Coalition is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with a mission to promote a culture of wellness through evidence-based music making, visual art and cultural dance. In 2019, through our coalition we actively engaged 13,355 individuals of all ages. Our goal is to assist individuals take an active and meaningful role in their health and wellbeing. Our primary work is about stress reduction and wellness through music making. Since 2008, we offer Clavinova Connection and HealthRHYTHMS, two evidence based recreational music making wellness programs innovated by Barry Bittman, MD, neurologist and population health innovator. Dr Bittman’s peer-reviewed scientific research is in the field of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI). PNI involves taking control of the disease by controlling stress and lessening it. Both programs have demonstrated stress reduction and changes at biological and psychosocial levels. Clavinova Connection uses Clavinovas (Yamaha digital pianos) and HealthRHYTHMS is a group empowerment drumming program. Both programs do not require prior musical experience. We offer the programs to older adults, developmentally disabled, individuals recovering from mental illness and substance abuse, refugees, veterans, at-risk youth, high school students, caregivers, and corporate wellness groups.
Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? * ·       (2) Arts & Culture

·       (5) Education

·       (8) Health

Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists? We work to educate all age groups about the power of music as a wellness tool.
Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? * Yes, Grades 9 – 12
List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web. -Assist at our annual Wellness through Art Forms event at Cincinnati Art Museum
– Assist as greeters and at registration at our Annual Music & Medicine Conference
– Volunteer in our youth empowerment program – CREATE