HUM is a non-profit organization dedicated to using music as a way to bring happiness into people's lives.
Our Vision

Music makes life better. It is a universal language that connects us to each other and it has this unique ability to uplift us and make us happy like when we listen to our favourite song or watch a performance.
Our vision at HUM is to uplift and strengthen our communities by making music accessible to everyone. We accomplish this vision by providing free music performances to schools, care facilities and public spaces and organizing annual benefit concerts to raise awareness for charitable causes.
It's often said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
At HUM, our journey begins with a single note.

  • Volunteers
  • Musicians
  • Community Partnerships
  • Annual Concerts
Ronald McDonald House BC BC Children's Hospital TedX Kids BC Studio Cloud 30 Beauty Night Society Lipstick Project Scotiabank MS Walk Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver Food Bank Providence Health Care UBC Music Initiative Musicbox Residences for Independent Living Boss Dodgeball Calgary Dream Centre First United FACL Bungobox posAbilities RichCity Idol Vancouver School Board
"'Ah, music," he said, wiping his eyes. "A magic far beyond all that we do here!" - Albus Dumbledore (J.K. Rowling)"


#teamHUM is a collective of volunteers and musicians who believe in the power of music and want to give back to the community. Learn more about those behind the scenes who make it all happen.
Steven Ngo
Steven Ngo
Executive Director
By day: Corporate M&A Lawyer
By night: Yelp-er and Top Chef wannabe
“The holidays are my favourite time of the year. Old friends and new friends, carolling together as one in the community. The music creates such a euphoric feeling in the air. But what happens after the holidays are over? I believe that music should be happening throughout the year, not only during the holidays, and this is why HUM exists. To keep the music going and to use music as a way to spread happiness and joy in the community.”
Winnie Ma
Winnie Ma
Director, Partnerships
By day: Pharmacist / Pharmacy Supervisor
By night: Grooving on the dance floor
“HUM has a simple, yet powerful message: To bring happiness to our community through music. What keeps me going are the smiles, hugs and the chance to brighten up someone’s day. And realizing so many of our volunteers and musicians feel exactly the same way.”
Brandon Jang
Brandon Jang
Director, Finance
By day: Chartered Professional Accountant
By night: Ghetto super star
“My most memorable moment with HUM has to be our concert at Performance Works on Granville Island for The Lipstick Project. We put in so many hours and nights to prepare for this concert and seeing the event come to life blew my mind and surpassed all expectations.”
Darwin Lai
Darwin Lai
Director, Logistics
By day: Registered Nurse
By night: St. John Ambulance Brigade “lifer” and hobby collector
“Music is a tool that brings happiness to people in a way that is understood by all! HUM enacted on this and achieved amazing feats in such a short span of time. When the opportunity came to join the team, I was more than happy to be a part of it!”
Bruce Nip
Bruce Nip
Director, Marketing
Coordinator, Technical
By day: Radio Broadcaster
By night: Photography and Videography Hobbyist

Some of Our Musicians

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"Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can't." - Johnny Depp


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