The mission of Hopewell Music Cooperative North is to empower underserved youth and adult students in North Minneapolis through high quality and affordable music education that is accessible to all regardless of age, background, ability, or financial circumstance.
Due to long-standing issues of inequity, North Minneapolis residents have not had the same opportunities in music as those living in more affluent areas. Hopewell Music seeks to empower Northsiders of all backgrounds to express themselves creatively by removing barriers to an education in music. Sliding scale tuition is available for folks on federal or state assistance which removes financial barriers to music lessons, music classes, workshops, and camps. Our music school is also located on the Northside, providing a safe and affordable option for music education right in the neighborhood. In addition, Hopewell offers six ensembles that are free and open to anyone in the Northside community, so North Minneapolis musicians can come to make music with one another.