News Release: The Presser Foundation Announces Advancement of Music Grants

February 24, 2016 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 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.


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