Soul. Jazz. Gospel. Rock & Roll. Hip Hop.


The extraordinary contribution of African Americans to music of all genres has left a mark globally.  Music Moves develops curriculum, programs, and performances to share the stories of these individuals and their influence on American culture.  Our mission is to make Black music accessible to students and to our communities through performance and education.

What’s Happening

A Presentation of
Black Music


Black Music Month Celebration

Learn More

Gospel Heritage Music Month

During the Year

Curriculum (9th-12th grade)


Upcoming Events

April 22
Alisha Pattillo Quartet
Alisha Pattillo (saxophone) performing at Mount Sequoyah as part of the Music on the Mountain series.
April 23-25
3rd Annual Fayetteville Jazz Festival
A three-day festival featuring performances by guest artists Alexa Tarantino (saxophone), Rodney Block (trumpet), Carmen Bruner (voice), and Jeremy Thomas (organ). Clinics and workshops on jazz history and improvisation will be held throughout the festival.
Happening Now
Music Moves Black Music Curriculum Pilot Program
Launched during Black History Month, the pilot program for our new curriculum has rolled out in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley. Coming soon to a school near you! Register for updates and availability.

Support Us

Music is the soul of a community and the voice of generations. By donating to us, you help us continue the good work of:

  • Implementing our curriculum in local schools
  • Exposing students to new concepts
  • Helping direct interest to minority contributions to the Arts
  • Broadening our performance series to impact the community

Your contributions are making a difference!  If you’d like to support our mission to the community, you can donate online through our portal below.  If you’d prefer to donate by check or money order, please make payable to “Music Moves LTD”.

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Contact Information

Anthony Ball

Tel. 479.595.9109

E: [email protected]