The Art of Music Foundation was established in 2009 and its mission is to promote the performance and appreciation of art music in Kenya and to use its trans-formative power to change lives, particularly of those living in underprivileged areas of the country. The foundation exists to use music to make a difference in the lives of young Kenyans. It believes art music, with its traditions of structure, discipline and excellence, can offer a great awakening and opportunity to a broad spectrum of Kenyan youth.
Art of Music foundation has two projects through which they enable young people understand more about art music. Started in the year 2009, the Ghetto Classics program is a community program that involves over 300 children in Korogocho – one of Kenya’s largest informal settlements. The National Youth Orchestra of Kenya is a pioneering education and training project which was set up by the Art of Music Foundation in 2010.