IMUSIC UNITED FOUNDATION

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©2019 BY IMUSIC UNITED FOUNDATION

ABOUT US

Build a Brighter Future

The iMusic United Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded on the philosophy that music is an integral and invaluable part of life and the human experience. Our operations consist of five independent yet interdependent pursuits that include developing new music curricula, creating live performances to promote music and culture, encouraging the exchange of new ideas among music educators, coaching various workshops to educators/professional artists and providing scholarships to music education programs for underprivileged children. By underwriting music education for students and professionals alike, we at the iMusic United Foundation hope to improve the quality of life for those individuals we serve as well as enhance the long-term cultural development of the community as a whole.

MISSION

Our mission is to provide a nurturing environment in which students learn music skills and develop as individual beings in ways that are unique and cannot be found in many present-day schools. Deprivation of the cultural environment in our youth results in a society bereft of some of the most intrinsic values that make for a healthy and producted society.

iMusic United Foundation aims to become a multifaceted support system for everyone who wishes to embark on a musical journey that will surely heighten self-esteem, self-discipline and self-discovery. Those individuals who participate in the activities of iMusic United Foundation will develop the skills necessary to work productively with others in the greater community and will ultimately take pride in their accomplishments.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

MEET OUR FOUNDER | Miho Nomura

Miho has been a musician since the age of five. She undertook a personal journey inspired by her life experience and the passion discovered along the way. In 2015, she founded a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, iMusic United Foundation which is promoting the importance of music education and the power of music.

Under her leadership, many in her network of respected artists in the music industry have joined her organization such as Grammy winner producer, Terry Lewis (producer of Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey and Usher), Terrace Martin (Producer of YG, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamer), Marlon Williams, (Quincy Jones, Kanye West and Snoop Dogg), Bobby Taylor (Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers) and Billy Osborne (producer of late Ray Charles). Her organization has successfully formed partnerships with California State University Los Angeles to service learning programs through her volunteer initiative. Her students have been showcased together with HOLA/YOLA (one of the world’s most prestigious music education programs), and have participated in events with UNHCR and many other influential organizations. In under two years of operation, her organization currently serve about 3000 students at low-income housing communities, senior homes, inner-city school districts in Inglewood, Compton, Lawndale, Lancaster and Los Angeles Unified School District.

MIHO NOMURA

Chief Executive Officer

Miho Nomura is an Award-winning composer and producer credited with many entertainment music scores, including the DVD features of "Fantastic Four", "X-Men", "Spiderman”, “Stalag 17”, “Ray Harryhausen” and "The Alien Quadrilogy" that won the DVD Exclusive Award. Her compositions have also been heard in many award-winning TV show programs on E!, NBC, CNN, CNBC, MTV, and others.

In parallel to her music career, Miho is the founder/CEO of MIIIO, LLC (formally Musikkverden Entertainment). Her diverse skills in both business and creative arts have enabled her to executive produce entertainment concerts and tours in Asia for Grammy award-winning artists like Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire and more. Beyond entertainment, she has developed a vast network throughout the US and Asia and has helped to realize and expand business opportunities and invest ventures around the globe.

Miho Nomura was born and raised in Japan. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music, majoring in film scoring and jazz piano, receiving a scholarship for Excellence in Music and has won many awards for her outstanding performances playing the organ. She also attended the University of California, Los Angeles studying music composition with Academy Award winner Jerry Goldsmith. She also attended Pepperdine University, Master of Law, MLS Program.

She also plays the violin and has been a member of Culver City Symphony Orchestra, MESTO Multi-Ethnic Star Orchestra and Marina del Rey Summer Symphony Orchestra which was named the best music event of the westside in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Miho currently serves on the advisory board at UCLA Center for Latino Arts (formally Latino Museum of History, Art and Culture), which is the first museum in the U.S. that showcases elements of Latino culture. She is also serving on the Arts Consortium Advisory Council for Compton & Inglewood Unified School District to advise the district on arts integration, on the advisory board at Make Music LA (Make Music Day, a free festival of music held every June 21st in more than 700 cities in 120 countries around the world).

BOARD DIRECTORS

BJORN MYRHOLT

AWARD WINNING MOTION PICTURE EDITOR

Bjorn is as a motion picture editor and colorist and his work includes “Her”, which won Best Original Screen Play at the 2014 Academy Awards. His television credits include shows like NCIS-LA, John from Cincinnati and he is currently an editor at ABC Television show, Grey’s Anatomy.
He also has a background as a session drummer with a degree in Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music.

BRETT STEINBERG

CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY

MUSIC ARTIST AGENT

Brett is one of the top artist agents at CAA for over 15 years. He represents Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire , Fleetwood Mac, and ELO  and many other known and legend artist in Hollywood. He is a recognized leader in the industry and is cause-driven to support iMusic. He will bring his talents and experiences to this philanthropic efforts to promote iMusic United Foundation's mission. 

ADVISORY BOARD

TERRY LEWIS

GRAMMY AWARD WINNING PRODUCER & SONGWRITER

Terry is known for his partnership with Jimmy Jam, is a R&B songwriter and producer. Since the 1980s he has seen success in his work, and worked with artists like Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men and Prince. He also performed with The Time, now referred to The Original 7ven, a band that included the talents of Morris Day.

BILLY OSBORNE

PRODUCER OF LATE RAY CHARLES/ FOUNDER OF LTD

Billy is an international recording artist, jazz drummer and producer. At the age of 16 he began performing with artists such as Wes Montgomery. He is well known for his work with L.T.D, a platinum-selling troupe in which he acted as a music director and keyboardist. In the 1980s he worked primarily with Ray Charles, writing songs and producing much of his work.

TERRACE MARTIN

GRAMMY AWARD WINNING ARTIST AND MUSIC PRODUCER

He is best known for producing records for several prominent artists, such as Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, The Game, Busta Rhymes, Charlie Wilson, Raphael Saadiq and YG among others. Martin is a multi-instrumentalist, whose music production embodies everything from funk and jazz to classical and soul. Martin recently released his sixth studio album Velvet Portraits

MARLON M. WILLIAMS

GRAMMY AWARD WINNING ARTIST AND GUITAR PLAYER

Marlon is known for working with record industry legends like Quincy Jones, or today’s hottest rappers like Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West, Marlon Williams knows his way around an electric guitar.

TERRACE MARTIN

GRAMMY AWARD WINNING ARTIST AND MUSIC PRODUCER

He is best known for producing records for several prominent artists, such as Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, The Game, Busta Rhymes, Charlie Wilson, Raphael Saadiq and YG among others. Martin is a multi-instrumentalist, whose music production embodies everything from funk and jazz to classical and soul. Martin recently released his sixth studio album Velvet Portraits