Our Story

Having benefitted from free music education that eventually led to a successful career as a composer and pianist, Michael Allen Harrison responded to state-led budget cuts by forming a non-profit and embarking on the daunting task of raising money and awareness for the importance of music education.

Today, the love of Marietta Harrison and Michael Allen Harrison, as well as donations of time and money from benefactors throughout our great state, has created the momentum to grow Play It Forward into a vital program reaching hundreds of children with the gentle nudge they need to change the world through music, leadership, innovation, and creativity.