Play It Forward's Opening Night

GALA 2019

Shining a Spotlight on Music Education

5:30PM Thursday, November 21st
The Sentinel Hotel
614 SW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97205

Join us as we raise awareness and funds for music education in our community.

Michael Allen Harrison partners with Tony Starlight to create a magical night – Vegas Style!

“Music is one of the most powerful things the world has to offer. No matter what race or religion or nationality or sexual orientation or gender that you are, it has the power to unite us.”


– Lady Gaga

Raising Funds to Support Accessible Music for All

Playtime to Phenomenal

"Gus started playing on a toy Christmas piano when he was little, his parents soon noticed he had an ear for picking out a tune. Thanks to the gift of a new piano and lessons his progression has been phenomenal!" Gus is a 5th grade student at Kairos and very...

Pianos gifted by Play it Forward change lives

The gift of music can change a child's life.That was the case for Sandra Gangle, 74, of Salem. "I was a lonely child, and I was somewhat troubled," she said. "My parents had gone through a separation of their marriage when I was 7½ and there was a lot of...

Play it Foward Featured in KGW’s Giving Tuesday Article

... Another local nonprofit aimed at helping kids is Play it Forward. It's an offshoot of musician Michael Allen Harrison's Snowman Foundation. That nonprofit donates money to musical programs and gently used musical instruments to kids. “Music is a way out for many...