As a part of Mundi Project's mission to actively break down socio-economic and generational barriers by providing quality music experiences for all, the organization provides donated, used pianos to families and individuals who would not otherwise have access to quality, acoustic instruments. The process begins by completing the following application. Once received, the Piano Bank Committee and Mundi Project Community Coordinator will review applications on a rolling basis to determine preliminary eligibility.
Once an applicant passes the initial screening, the Community Coordinator and a member of the Committee will schedule an in-person or Zoom interview with the Applicant and Learner to hear more about how a piano will benefit their lives. Additionally, with the help of the Coordinator and Committee member, an initial Plan-of-Action for consistent musical engagement and learning will be created by the Applicant and Learner.
Based on the application, interview, and the Plan-of-Action, applicants will either be accepted and connected with an instrument or denied and given an explanation of the decision. If accepted and connected with an instrument, Mundi Project will cover the cost of the instrument being moved into the home and its first tuning. Applicants will be asked to provide photos, videos, and a short thank-you note demonstrating how the piano has impacted their lives.
Online Application Instructions
This application is intended for families and individuals seeking a piano placement in their homes. It is divided into four sections:
1) Applicant/Learner Information
2) Written Questions
3) Financial Information Self-Disclosure
The Applicant/Learner Information section requests specific information regarding both the applicant and learner. For families, the applicant is the parent or guardian that is applying for a piano on the learner's behalf. This individual is the primary contact during the entire application process. The learner is the primary child in the home that will use and benefit from the piano. For adult applicants, the applicant and learner are the same. For nonprofit organizations and schools, please see the Piano Bank Public Spaces Application.
The second section consists of six to eight Written Questions that help tell your story and allow Mundi Project staff and Piano Bank Committee members to get to know you initially. We recommend that applicants and learners review the questions here and fill them out together. We will follow up with specific questions to the applicant/learner during the in-person interview.
The Financial Information Self-Disclosure asks the applicant to disclose their current financial status. While we will not ask you to upload tax returns, we reserve the right to ask for additional documentation when evaluating the application.
The Reference section allows the applicant to list an outside individual that will be able to speak towards the learner's musical engagement and learning interests as well as the applicant's ability to support the learner. If possible, we ask that you list a music teacher that knows them well. The Community Coordinator will contact this individual via phone or email. Please be sure to ask if they are able and willing to be a reference!
General Questions and Concerns
At any point during the process, applicants are welcome to direct general questions and concerns to the Mundi Project Community Coordinator, Cody Goetz. He may be reached at the office: 801.487.8594 or via email: email@example.com
We look forward to receiving and reviewing your application!