Improving Children’s Lives Through Music

What We Are Doing About It!

The I’ll Fly Away Foundation, along with a team of experts, created a curriculum we take into schools that encourages students to get involved in a music program. The curriculum can be adapted for students from pre K-university level. This program not only encourages music involvement today, but addresses the significance of music over the past 100 years.

If a school does not have a music program to get involved in we will help them find one in their area or help them set a music program up.

In 2012 we helped over 700 students get involved in a music program. Our program encouraged them to take a closer look at music and most of those students have seen an academic increase in their performance.

Your gift is an investment in a child’s future

Gifts of every size provide the support that ensures the future growth for our programming. Your generosity is how we demonstrate to children we believe in them.

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Our Board

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The I’ll Fly Away Foundation’s mission is to preserve the roots of music. All music. I feel so blessed to be able to represent the musical heritage of my grandfather and other pioneers of modern music.

Music Statistics

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Music education can do a lot to help children in development. Here are some statistics that show why music makes a difference. That’s why we do what we do.

Share Your Story

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Over the years, we have had the privilege of hearing the most amazing stories about “I’ll Fly Away”. Share your story here with others who have heart felt memories of I’ll Fly Away. Please tell us your story.

Our Mission

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Educating our young people through musical expression while preserving our musical heritage.

You Can Fly Instructors

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    Bernice Campbell Hembree

    Bernice Campbell Hembree is the vocalist/bassist/piano player for Smokey & The Mirror, a band she and her husband lead. Bernice teaches piano and voice lessons in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She has focused on the study of voice for 20 years. Bernice has trained with renowned vocalists from the NYC Opera scene and also with the most […]

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    Candy Lee

    Candy Lee combines her long time love of jazz with folk, Americana, and indie influences to create her own original style. She has become one of the most well known singer/songwriters in Arkansas, and was voted the 2011 Northwest Arkansas Music Award Winner for Best Female Singer/Songwriter and Best Female Vocalist in a Band. In […]