The Presser Foundation Announces Advancement of Music Grants

Feb 24, 2016, 12:17 ET from The Presser Foundation

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Presser Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of grantees for Advancement of Music. These grants, totaling $700,000, provide general operating support to music presenting, music performing and music education organizations within a 100-mile radius of Center City Philadelphia.

Michael Stairs, Chair of the Advancement of Music Committee, provides comment, "On behalf of The Presser Foundation, we are gratified to support such a vibrant and high-quality group of musical organizations.  These grantees create exciting, rewarding and meaningful experiences for both students and audiences of serious music.  It is an honor to provide critical general operating support to these thriving organizations in the Greater Philadelphia Area." 

2015-16 Advancement of Music Grantees (in alphabetical order)

Academy of Vocal Arts
Allentown Symphony Association
Ars Nova Workshop
Astral Artistic Services, Inc.
Bucks County Choral Society
Cathedral Choir School of Delaware
Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
Chester Children's Chorus
Choral Arts Philadelphia
Commonwealth Youth Choirs
Community Conservatory
Community Music School Lehigh Valley
Community Music School of Collegeville
Darlington Arts Center
Delaware County Youth Orchestra
Delaware Symphony Orchestra
Dolce Suono Ensemble
Kimmel Center, Inc.
Lancaster Symphony Orchestra
Lyric Fest
Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia
Network for New Music
Opera Philadelphia
Orchestra 2001
Philadelphia Chamber Music Society
Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus
Philadelphia Youth Orchestra
Piffaro, The Renaissance Band
Play On, Philly!
PRISM Quartet, Inc.
Reading Symphony Orchestra
Settlement Music School
Singing City
State Theatre Regional Arts Center at New Brunswick, Inc.
Symphony in C
Tempesta di Mare, Inc.
Temple University Music Preparatory Division
The Allentown Band
The Bach Choir of Bethlehem
The Crossing
The Mann Center of the Performing Arts
The Music School of Delaware
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Trenton Community Music School
Tri-County Concerts Association, Inc.

About The Presser Foundation

The Presser Foundation was established in 1939 under the Deeds of Trust and Will of the late Theodore Presser. It is one of the few private foundations in the United States dedicated solely to music education and music philanthropy. The Presser Foundation supports music performance and education through undergraduate and graduate scholar awards, operating and program support for music organizations, capital grants for music building projects, and assistance to retired music teachers.  More information on the Foundation's grant making activity can be found on it's website

Contact: Teresa Araco Rodgers


SOURCE The Presser Foundation