Fear No Music

BIPOC-Led Organization
OCT Qualified


Fear No Music promotes music education through the high-quality public performance of modern and contemporary classical music, and by offering groundbreaking youth mentorship in composition. Comprised of highly talented musicians, this flexible chamber music ensemble champions living composers and exposes audiences to new music being made both locally and globally through a uniquely relevant annual concert series. The group educates and trains the next generation of young composers in our community through its Young Composers Project. As a public advocate for global peace and equity, Fear No Music leverages its platforms for healing, activism, and social justice.

Bottom Line for Portland

By offering donation-based performances of the greatest chamber music of our time, Fear No Music expands, diversifies, and inspires audiences while supporting the work of local and underrepresented composers. Through its groundbreaking Young Composers Project, the organization mentors and promotes the next generation of young composers, fostering creativity, confidence, and craft. With a focus on socially relevant programming, Fear No Music creates community connection, healing, and catharsis.


Fear No Music is “a civic treasure, [and]... one of the state’s most valuable performing arts ensembles… unimpeachable performance credentials, a love for local and contemporary composers, and a mature sense of social justice and responsibility” - Oregon ArtsWatch

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to Fear No Music's mission. As one of few BIPOC-led arts non-profits in the Portland metro area, Fear No Music concerts serve as platforms for global peace, healing, activism, and social justice. The organization's 30-year history consistently reflects socially responsible work which includes a commitment to programming more than 50% of its music by female and/or non-binary composers, offering concerts that highlight the work of minority composers, and partnering with organizations involved in social justice as a key aspect of engagement.


Any donors to donate $20K will receive a private house concert or music for your company holiday party. Contact Fear No Music for details! 


Fear No Music is offering exciting incentives on Big Give Days! Donors on the following Big Give Days are eligible to win the following prizes: 


November 1: G!G kick off day! Five TOP donors will receive a 1lb bag of limited edition Fear No Coffee, generously provided by BadBeard's Microroastery.  


November 28: GIVING TUESDAY! Support Fear No Music today-- the first two donors to donate $100 or more will receive a $25 gift card to Powells Bookstore, courtesy of Fearless Board Member, Nicholas Emerson. The LAST donor to donate $100 or more will receive a $50 gift card to Gado Gado/Oma’s Hideaway, courtesy of Fearless Board Member Chris Lawrence.  These unique Portland experiences can be yours, just by supporting Fear No Music! 


December 6: Fearless business partner, Bella's Italian Bakery in SE Portland is offering $20 gift certificates to five TOP donors today.  


December 30: Today is your last chance to claim a special edition BadBeard's Microroastery FEAR NO COFFEE brew. Five TOP donors receive a 1lb bag of coffee beans. 


Fear No Music thanks you for your support! 


Fear No Music is thrilled to partner with BadBeard's Microroastery for this Give!Guide season. BadBeard's is roasting up a special edition FEAR NO COFFEE, available to 10 TOP donors on the first and last day of our campaign! 


Fearless Business partner Bella's Italian Bakery is offering sweet incentives to give to Fear No Music this G!G season, on December 6. 


Our Non-profit Business partner, TOC Portland is a vibrant nonprofit concert and event venue housed by the iconic carpenter gothic Old Church in Portland’s West End creative district. 

$36,718 raised of $30,000 goal
141 donations
122% of Goal


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Year Founded: 1992

Tax ID: 93-1122115

Fear No Music is in the Creative Expression category which is sponsored by The Oregon Cultural Trust.

They're a micro-sized organization with activities in Multnomah Co.

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