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“We truly believe United by Music can be the Special Olympics of Music”
- Barbara Hammerman

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A Theatrical Showcase to benefit United by Music North America feat. Annabelle Gurwitch & Duffy Bishop

Feb 16, 2014

With your $75 donation to UBMNA, you will receive one entry to this special March 30 event featuring Annabelle Gurwitch, comedian/actor, and television personality, plus  Duffy Bishop, multi-award winning singer and star of Teatro ZinZanni! This is your opp...

Kickin’ Off the New Year With Four Big UBMNA Events

Feb 16, 2014

Here it is and we’re ready – join us! Four Big UBMNA Events: Your United by Music team is busy taking our message about this extraordinary program to people and organizations who might be persuaded to love and support it the way we do! 1) January 22-26 - NAMM Show in Anaheim, ...

Join Us on July 4th, 2013 in Portland for the United by Music Revue!

Jan 22, 2014

United by Music Revue Featuring: Duffy Bishop, Lady "A", Karen Lovely, Lisa Mann & more Where: The Portland Waterfront, FedEx Crossroad Stage When: July 4th, 2013, 3:45-4:45 PM "I wish there was a" love "button (on Facebook ) ... Loved your performance...

Excellence in Band Performance Workshop

Jul 2, 2013

United by Music North America EXCELLENCE IN BAND PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP Techniques to WOW your Audience Listen! Learn! Try It! Speakers, Musicians, and YOU will take turns in front of and behind the camera as you practice presenting yourself to the audien...

Amanda and Barbara's KUCI interview

Feb 20, 2013

Check out Amanda and Barbara's great interview about UBMNA on Portland's  Get the FUNK Out Show! on .  You can listen to the MP3 here:


about ubmna

United by Music North America is a U.S. based 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Our mission is to further the scope of our parent company in Europe, United by Music, by providing programs of study and performance in blues, swing and jazz music for muscially talented people with intellectual disabilities here in North America. We aim to improve the quality of life for our members, and challenge public attitudes about people with an intellectual disability, showing that we are more alike than we are different through the exceptional talents of our members.

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