News Release: Advancement of Music Grants Announced by The Presser Foundation

March 2, 2018 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – The Presser Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of multi- and single year grantees for Advancement of Music. These grants, totaling $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 honor 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.


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