Music is the key
Mundi Project was founded by Hana Janatova in 2006 to enrich the lives of our community through open access to music education, innovative performance opportunities and pianos. In 2018, the Mundi Project board selected a new Executive Director, Dr. Ruby Chou to lead us into its next chapter. Our outgoing Executive Director Hana said “Her expertise as a pianist and educator will serve the continuation of Harmony Hub, Piano Bank and Mundi Live programs while providing new opportunities for collaborations and partnerships within the arts community.”
In 2019, under Dr. Chou’s direction we wrote a new mission statement: The Mundi Project breaks down socio-economic and generational barriers to provide quality music experiences for all. Dr. Chou brings a strong background in intergenerational music programming.
We are unique in the services we provide and in our strong commitment to multidisciplinary arts outreach through concerts and workshops. Mundi Project operates three programs: Harmony Hub, Mundi Live and Piano Bank. These programs provide access to music education, performance opportunities and instruments for low-income individuals and communities throughout the Greater Salt Lake Area and Utah.
In 2019, we launched our pilot Intergenerational Music program with our partners at Neighborhood House. This program is an outgrowth of our Harmony Hub education program and showcases the expansion in our mission and our programming.
Mission, Vision, and Values
Mission: Mundi Project actively breaks down socio-economic and generational barriers by providing quality music experiences for all.
MEANING OF “MUNDI”
Mundi Project is named after the philosophy “harmonices mundi (harmony of the spheres),” which is inspired by the harmonic theories of Plato, Ptolemy, Boethius, and Johannes Kepler. Harmonices Mundi (Latin: The Harmony of the World, 1619) is a book by Kepler and describes the physical harmonies in planetary motion. According to the view, the earth sings Mi, Fa, Mi, and you can infer—even from the syllables—that in our home misery and famine hold sway. At very rare intervals, however, Kepler believed that all of the planets would sing together in “perfect concord.” Kepler proposed that this may have happened only once in history, perhaps at the time of creation.
Supporters & Partners
Many individuals and organizations are involved in sustaining Mundi Project’s mission. Thank you to ALL individuals who make Piano Bank, Harmony Hub, and Mundi Live programs possible! We appreciate your support and are focused on making our programs the best they can be for our community. Music is the key!
Your monetary donation helps us fulfill our mission in brining pianos and music education to underserved students and communities.