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The Presser Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of multi and single year grantees for Advancement of Music.


The Presser Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of multi and single year grantees for Advancement of Music. These grants, totalling $828,000, provide general operating support to music presenting, music performing and music education organizations in the Greater Philadelphia Area.

Michael Stairs, Chair of the Advancement of Music Committee, commented, 

“We have the greatest of confidence in these grantee organizations doing work that not only advances our own goals and strategies but provides the best in orchestral and choral music programming.  It is an honour to provide critical general operating support to the leadership and management of so many music organizations in the Greater Philadelphia Area.”

2017-18 Advancement of Music Grantees (in alphabetical order)

Academy of Vocal Arts
Allentown Symphony Association
Anna Crusis Women’s Choir
Ars Nova Workshop
Artistas y Musicos Latino Americanos
Astral Artistic Services, Inc.
Bucks County Choral Society
Bucks County Symphony Society
Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem
Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
Chester Children’s Chorus
Choir School of Delaware
Choral Arts Philadelphia
Commonwealth Youthchoirs
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
Friends of Wanamaker Organ
Kimmel Center, Inc.
Lancaster Symphony Orchestra
Lyric Fest
Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia
Network for New Music
Opera Philadelphia
Orchestra 2001
Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale
Philadelphia Chamber Music Society
Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts
Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus
Philadelphia Music Teachers Association
Philadelphia Youth Orchestra
Piffaro, The Renaissance Band
Play On, Philly!
Princeton Symphony Orchestra
PRISM Quartet, Inc.
Project 440
Reading Symphony Orchestra
Riverside Symphonia
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 Friends of Chamber Music of Reading, Inc.
The Mann Center of the Performing Arts
The Music School of Delaware
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Trenton Children’s Chorus, Inc.
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 a broad range of classical symphonic, chamber, choral and vocal music performance and education through general operating and program grants to music organizations; capital grants for music building projects; undergraduate and graduate student awards; and assistance to retired music teachers.  Much of the grant-making focus of the Foundation is on organizations and institutions in the 75-mile radius surrounding Center City Philadelphia.  More information on the Foundation’s grantmaking activity can be found on its website www.presserfoundation.org.

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