Our Mission

M³ (Mutual Mentorship for Musicians) is a platform created to empower, elevate, normalize and give visibility to women and non-binary musicians and those of other historically underrepresented gender identities in intersection with race, sexuality, or ability across generations in the US and worldwide, through a radical model of mentorship and musical collaborative commissions.

By supporting artistic excellence through each cohort, M³ creates expandable music communities, while developing sustained lucrative career opportunities for women and non-binary musicians in the industry, in particular for women and non-binary musicians of color. By building a non-hierarchical and intergenerational paradigm of mentorship, M³ celebrates a global network of artists, providing a think tank for new ways to connect, collaborate, perform, support and create.

M³ encourages: 

  • Reciprocal intergenerational exchange of knowledge and experience
  • Formation of new collaborations with musicians outside of one’s inner circle, fostering a creative global network
  • Cultivation of new practices, ideas and formats for solo and collaborative performance, both live and/or virtual
  • Building alternative structures with artists at the helm
  • Expansion of an artist’s creative skill set 
  • Publication of written articles as part of our legacy

‘s Goals are:

  • Increased Fees for Cohort Musicians: addressing the persistent issue of pay inequity between the fees of men versus women/non-binary musicians.

That manifest in our 4 major activities:

  • Artist Commissions
  • Annual M³ Anthology
  • Annual M³ Festival
  • Lifetime Achievement Award honoring the elders from our cohorts.