Investing in the musical life and legacy of Philadelphia

Welcome

The Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia, established in 1820, is the oldest continuing musical organization in the United States.

About the Society

The Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia, established in 1820, is the oldest continuing musical organization in the United States. The Society’s membership represents an unusual cross-section of the Philadelphia community that includes professional and amateur musicians.

Our Purpose

Like other organizations founded on its model in Boston and elsewhere, the Musical Fund Society was organized to promote music performance and to aid needy musicians. It continues to play an active role in the career advancement of exceptional performing musicians and composers, and sponsors the Musical Fund Society Career Advancement Award.

Recent News

  • March 23, 2020

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Musical Fund Society sponsored concerts and events have been postponed for the remainder of the 2019/20 Season. This decision was made after much consultation with our board, grantees, and colleagues, and in response to CDC recommendations. Many of these events will be rescheduled if possible. Please visit the respective […]

  • February 13, 2020

    PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Musical Fund Society will celebrate its 200th  anniversary in 2020 by doing what it does best: supporting the creation and dissemination of important music by eminent artists.  The Society is commissioning four new works by significant American composers and presenting their world premieres with leading Philadelphia ensembles.  The Society’s Edwin G. McCollin […]

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