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.


BadBeard's Microroastery is offering limited-edition coffee beans (FEAR NO COFFEE) during the G!G campaign. Support Fear No Music on the first and last day of our G!G season; these special bags of coffee is available only to the first twenty donors on the first and last day of Give!Guide. 


Any donors to donate $25K 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--by random drawing-- the following prizes: 


November 3: four donors will receive one of two $100 Asula Wellness Massage Gift Cards  and one of two Parkside Clinic massage gift cards ($200 value)


November 9: one lucky donor will receive a pair of tickets to the December 8th Trailblazers vs Denver tickets (section 110 Row B) plus a parking pass ($370 total value) 


November 17: enter into a drawing to receive a wine package from Torii Mor Winery ($125 total value) 


November 23: Get a head start on your holiday shopping! Two donors will  each receive a $50 gift card to Music Millennium.

Take a moment to RSVP and donate for Fear no Music's November 28 concert; up to twenty guests will receive VIP reserved front row seating, and entered to win a Fear No Music tote bag, filled with FNM goodies. 


November 29: one lucky donor will receive a two night stay at the Mark Spencer Hotel in Downtown Portland. 


December 7: Donate today to win a pair of tickets to the December 26th TrailBlazer vs Charlotte game ($180 value). 


December 15: Holiday shopping time! Two $100 Powell's Gift cards will be handed out today! 


December 21: LAST MINUTE holiday shopping! Claim one of two $100 Columbia Sportswear gift cards by donating today! 


December 28: We love our Portland Trailblazers! Enter into a drawing for your pair of March 14 Blazer's vs New York tickets ($88 value) by donating today! 


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


Fear No Music thanks you for your support! 

Business Partner(s)

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 the first twenty donors on the first and last day of our campaign! 

$30,641 raised of $20,000 goal
189 donations
153% 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

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