Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia awards $50,000 in additional grants
The Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia is pleased to announce $50,000 in special grants to area musicians and music organizations, in recognition of the financially challenging climate for the arts right now. Musicians and music organizations are experiencing a serious loss of performance income while – paradoxically –the stock market continues to rise. In light of this situation, the Society has awarded general operating grants to the 12 most recent MFS grantee organizations, as well as grants to four prior MFS Career Advancement Award-winning artists.
MFS Grantee Organizations:
Chamber Orchestra First Editions
Curtis Institute of Music
Dolce Suono Ensemble
Network for New Music
Piffaro, The Renaissance Band
Temple University Music Preparatory Division
MFS Career Advancement Award Winners:
Xavier Foley, double bass
James Reese, tenor
Chrystal E. Williams, mezzo-soprano
Amy Yang, piano
The awarding of these special grants to musicians and music groups reflects the mission of the Musical Fund Society, an organization which “invests in the cultural life and musical legacy of the Philadelphia region by supporting local music institutions, advancing the careers of exceptional young artists, and building community around classical music.” For more information about the Society, visit www.musicalfundsociety.org.