Mind on Fire Spring Fundraiser


Mind on Fire
makes music by living composers and showcases the talents of performing artists, building creative access and collaborative partnerships in Baltimore.

As a show of our thanks, you will automatically receive the following for donating*:

$1  - Our Thanks!
$20 - a Mind on Fire Bumper Sticker so you can drive in style
$50 - One Ticket to our April 11 Show  and free access to the after party + A Special Secret Gift
$100 - Access to a curated collection of unreleased music, photos, and videos from our collection
$150 - One 45min music lesson on theory, history, or composition on any topic
$300 - One ticket to each of our main-stage shows and access to our rehearsals
$500 - Your name will appear on our program as a musician sponsor
$1000 - Your contribution will go into the commission of a new, musical work for Mind on Fire. You will receive a signed score and recording of the premiere dedicated to you

*Each tier includes everything above it. You may opt out of any gift.

Thank you for helping us grow!


Music brings people together. Performance inspires connection and insight. Art can shape how we think about the world and our community. Mind on Fire is a chamber orchestra bringing audiences together to elevate and celebrate art by all artists, presenting compelling performing experiences for and by people of all disciplines.

To that end we have assembled a band of high-powered musicians and makers, forming relationships with puppeteers, poets , dancers , folk singing story tellers, comedians, and artists of all types in Baltimore. But we need your help to grow!


We are raising $5500 this Spring to support the art we plan on making for the coming year:

◊ A premiere by our director, James Young at the Walters Art Museum 
◊ Our first ever choral concert (no instruments!)
◊ The Baltimore premiere of Kate Soper’s “Voices from the Killing Jar ”

$0.80 of every dollar you donate will go directly back to Mind on Fire’s musicians and the performers we collaborate with. The other $0.20 will be used for the venues, commissions, food, travel, and the machinery to keep us running strong. And more we are a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization!

Any donation you make is 100% tax-deductible.


This past year has been an incredible one. We premiered The Blue of Distance  by Elori Kramer, a large scale, visual/musical work written specifically for us. We participated in the second ever Baltimore Symphony Orchestra New Music Festival  and High Zero’s Worlds in Collusion. We traveled to the College of William and Mary once again to teach and make music. And, to top it all off, this past January we appeared on the Meyerhoff Stage to make music with Dan Deacon and the BSO .

With your help we can achieve even greater heights. We are so grateful for every single dollar that we receive because it is also an investment in our cause—it tells us that you believe in what we are doing and want to help us see this through. We know that not everyone can contribute money, but here are some other ways you can help us:

Share this campaign with your friends and family
Like us on Facebook to keep in touch
Attend a show we have coming up, like this April 11 



Donations (0)

  • Jeannie Howe 
    • $25 
    • 4 mos
  • Jason Charney 
    • $50 
    • 5 mos
  • Meghan Kemp 
    • $100 
    • 5 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 5 mos
  • Nicholas Cohen 
    • $100 
    • 5 mos


James-David Stoker Johnsen-Young 
Baltimore, MD
Mind On Fire 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are 100% tax deductible.
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