News Release: The Presser Foundation Announces Advancement of Music Grants

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 in the Greater Philadelphia Area.

Michael Stairs, Chair of the Advancement of Music Committee, provides comment, “Having received a record number of proposals for consideration, we are pleased to announce the selection of this year’s Advancement of Music grantees.  These high-quality organizations represent the best in the field of orchestral and choral music programming providing both students and audiences with meaningful experiences.  It is an honor to provide critical general operating support to these successful organizations in the Greater Philadelphia Area.” 

 2016-17 Advancement of Music Grantees (in alphabetical order)

Academy of Vocal Arts

Allentown Symphony Association

Ars Nova Workshop

Artistas y Musicos Latino Americanos

Astral Artistic Services, Inc.

Bucks County Choral Society

Bucks County Symphony 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 Boys Choir & Chorale

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts

Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra

Piffaro, The Renaissance Band

Play On, Philly!

Princeton Symphony Orchestra

PRISM Quartet, Inc.

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 Community Music School

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