News Release: The Presser Foundation Announces Special Project Grants

The Presser Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of eleven Special Projects totaling $290,700 in both single year and multiple year grants. These grants are in addition to multi-year commitments to Astral Artistic Services, Inc., Rider University – Westminster Choir College, and Project 440 totaling $49,000. Lucinda S. Landreth, President of the Board of Trustees, commented, “We are proud to support so many worthy music presenting, music performing and music education organizations in the Greater Philadelphia area whose projects are innovative, compelling and fill a clearly defined community need.”


Special Project Grants: (in alphabetical order)


  • Allentown Symphony Association: Organ Festival
  • Bowerbird: Julius Eastman: That Which Is Fundamental
  • Bucks County Choral Society: Voices of the Future
  • Cathedral Choir School of Delaware: Wilmington Bach Festival
  • Lyric Fest: Recording Project
  • Network for New Music: ArtMusic 2018
  • Philadelphia Chamber Music Society: Four Quartets – The Premiere Project
  • Piffaro, The Renaissance Band: Hammer Blows that Changed the World: Music of the German Reformation
  • Tempesta di Mare, Inc.: Reclaiming Telemann
  • The Mann Center for the Performing Arts: New Frontiers: Launch, Explore, Discover
  • The Philadelphia Orchestra: Bernstein Centennial Celebration


More information on the Foundation’s grant making activity can be found on it’s website


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