Today, October 14, 2021, a beautiful soul was lost in a tragic accident. Ian Mouser, the Founder and Executive Director of My Voice Music, and our dear friend, passed away while on an incredible cycling journey and fundraiser across the country. Ian leaves behind his wife, Karen, and son, Jude (6), in addition to countless others touched by his extraordinary passion for youth and music, as well as his profound ability to connect with his community. In this difficult time, please respect his family's privacy. We will do our best to handle your inquiries on their behalf and will try to post updates here. We may be organizing a ride in Ian's memory.
For now, let's honor Ian by showing Karen and Jude our support, however small, and take a moment to remember Ian. He would want us to sing Let It Be, the song that guided his journey with My Voice Music. He closed most MVM events and classes with a short sing-along of it.
"And when the night is cloudy there is still a light that shines on me
Shinin' until tomorrow, let it be"
Below is My Voice Music's announcement:
It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of our beloved Founder/ Executive Director Ian T. Mouser. As some of you may know, Ian was pursuing his dream of cycling across the United States. Four days into the ride, on the morning of October 14, a pickup truck collided with his bicycle on U.S. 70 just outside Safford, Arizona. A deeply compassionate and creative person, Ian dedicated his life to using music to heal — touching the lives of over 14,000 young people. Words cannot do justice to this incredible person whose kindness, strength, and vision will continue to be a bright light for so many of us.