About Us

“A Tradition of Quality Music Instruction for All”

Holy Names Music Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, recognizes the integral and indispensable role music plays in our individual lives and in the cultural and economic well being of the greater community. The Center employs many fine musicians and educators who work to enrich the lives of musicians, audiences, and patrons.

Each year the arts bring millions of dollars to the Inland Northwest economy. Guided by a strong, strategic financial plan, The Center focuses on supporting young talent.  Through scholarship funding, encouraging lifelong involvement in music, and expanding curricula, services and programs, Holy Names Music Center serves our community.

Among The Center’s distinguished alumni are world-renowned baritone Thomas Hampson, violist Roxanne Jacobson, soprano Karen Beardsley, composer and pianist Julie Ager, as well as many current and former members of the Spokane Symphony Orchestra and Chorale. Holy Names Music Center is an accredited institutional member of The National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts.

Financial Support
Your support of Holy Names Music Center is an invaluable investment in the future growth of the Inland Northwest.  In keeping with its mission, Holy Names Music Center maintains a strong commitment to offer tuition assistance to students pursuing music studies whose current economic circumstances would otherwise prohibit them from doing so.  Gifts made to the Music Center are tax deductible and will help support scholarships, sustain programs and strengthen the artistic and cultural vitality in the region. Learn more in Get Involved.

Our Admistration is dedicated to helping everyone at HNMC. The goal of the administration is to develop and maintain procedures that keep things running smoothly – from class registrations, to bookkeeping, to knowing your name – School administration truly believes in our mission.

Administrative Staff
Dr. Archie Chen & Rhona Gouldson-Chen – Co-Executive Director
Lissy Burrell – Office Manager
Garnik Goukasian – Instrument Manager
Steven Wise – Custodian

External Link>> Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary

Holy Names Music Center is a 501(c)(3) qualified charity. Tax ID#: 91-0566779.