Theodore Presser

Theodore Presser (1848 – 1925)

The Presser Foundation was established in 1939 under the Deeds of Trust and Will of the late Theodore Presser, an educator, publisher and philanthropist.  It is one of the few private foundations in the United States dedicated solely to music education and music philanthropy.

Please note that The Presser Foundation has new contact information and staff as of July 1, 2014.

The Presser Foundation requires potential grantees to submit proposals by the following deadlines and will notify grantees accordingly.

Grant Making Area Proposal Deadline Decision Notification
Advancement of Music November 15th March 1st
Assistance To Music Teachers Ongoing Ongoing
Capital Support March 1st May 1st
Special Projects October 15th January 1st
Undergraduate Scholar Award September 1st November 15th

Request for Proposal:  Full-Length Research Article On The Life & Work Of Theodore Presser

The Trustees put forth a request for proposals for a full-length research article on the life and work of Mr. Presser.  The goal of the project is to produce a document that will provide a better understanding of Mr. Presser’s background and influences as well as his accomplishments, in relation to the events and ideas of his time and place.  The Foundation will provide a grant to the chosen applicant.  Proposals should be submitted via The Foundation’s Online Application Process by October 1, 2014.  More information may be found here.

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