The Ruben Studdard Foundation
for the Advancement of Children in the Music Arts

Ruben’s love for music and his sincere desire to give back to his community lead to the creation of The Ruben Studdard Foundation for the Advancement of Children in the Music Arts.

Ruben’s Vision.

For 2003 American Idol Ruben Studdard music has always been an integral part of his life. His desires to share his musical gifts with the world ultimately lead him to enter a national competition that discovered new talent from across the U.S. The rest is history!

Ruben’s love for music and his sincere desire to give back to his community lead to the creation of The Ruben Studdard Foundation for the Advancement of Children in the Music Arts.

As a product of the Birmingham’s City School System, Ruben experienced first-hand the significance of how music education can impact a child’s life.

With budget cuts threatening the elimination of thousands of music education programs in school systems across the nation, Ruben is impassioned about the students in Birmingham never having this scenario become a reality.

The U.S. Department of Education found that students who report consistent high levels of involvement in instrumental music over middle & high school, show “significantly higher levels of mathematics proficiency by grade 12.”

The College Entrance Examination Board found that students involved in public school music programs scored 107 points higher on the SAT’S than student with no participation.

According to a 2003 Gallup survey, 95% of Americans believe that music is a key component in a child’s well-rounded education.

Our Mission.

The Ruben Studdard Foundation for the Advancement of Children in the Music Arts aims to promote the essential role of the arts in education through learning initiatives for the development of students in the Greater Birmingham Area.

The Ruben Studdard Foundation for the Advancement of Children in Music Arts is committed to:

Supporting music education programs of schools within the Greater Birmingham Area.

Offering students opportunities to showcase and further develop their musical talents.

Providing college scholarships to Greater Birmingham music education students.

Exposing students to the various music career options.

Promoting advocacy and public awareness initiatives to support music education.

RS Camp Music.

  • Apply today! Summer 2017 Camp will be held July 9th through the 21st on the beautiful campus of Concordia College located in historic Selma, Alabama. Auditions, on June 3rd are open to all music students, 12 to 18 years of age.

Contact Us.

We invite you to contact the The Ruben Studdard Foundation for the Advancement of Children in the Music Arts.

For questions regarding the foundation and its programs, please contact:

P.O. Box 94356
Birmingham, AL 35220

(205) 582-9635

(205) 856-2733

eastudd@gmail.com