“This past June 21, for the 9th year in a row, the MPTF supported dozens of special initiatives for Make Music Day across the U.S. These events, ranging from songwriting workshops to West African drumming sessions, gave professional musicians the chance to mentor up-and-coming players while providing a high-quality concert to the public. The MPTF contributed to an astonishing 51 Make Music programs in 2023, more than double the number in 2022! Our deepest thanks go to the MPTF for supporting so much music.”

Aaron Friedman,

Executive Director, Make Music Alliance

“The AJW is winding up a great season. When we finish up on May 30th, we will have completed a record 130 school performances along with 20 public events. Many thanks to all of you at MPTF for being a part of that.”

Michael Melinger

Austin Jazz Workshop , Austin, Texas

“Thank you! …These contributions enrich the lives of almost one million people by improving the quality of life and by recapturing the vitality of the greater Hartford area. …This festival successfully highlighted the talents of the growing Latino population in the Greater Hartford region.”

Joseph R. Marfuggi

President and CEO , Riverfront Recapture

“With the Fund’s generous support, LA Opera presented a free dress rehearsal of Lucia di Lammeroor… for nearly 500 senior citizens from 14 senior centers, over 600 high school students (grades 9-12) from 9 schools, and other community members.”

Marlinda Menashe

Director Institutional Giving & Govt. Relations , Los Angeles Opera

“Thank you and your organization for making possible for us to enjoy a concert by Saturday Night Bath. …Ours is an at-risk population of students who are from low-income families and who are behind in credits toward graduation. Many are involved in gangs or “tagging crews.” Several are parenting teens and many have experienced violence in their homes and communities. These young people have had very few opportunities to experience live music or to learn about music history and musical instruments.”

Monica Fiello Ed.D

Principal, Avalon High School Wilmington, CA

“I want to express our heartfelt appreciation to the Music Performance Trust Fund for your support. We are very grateful for your generous gift… in support of the Oakland Bay Symphony’s free Young People’s Concert, a component of our 2013-14 Music for Excellence (MUSE) Program. We are deeply grateful for your willingness to share your resources with the community of school children, some from the East Bay’s poorest neighborhoods, whose lives were touched and enriched by our Young People’s Concerts. Almost 5,000 local school children were able to attend the six performances…”

Steven Payne, Executive Director

Oakland East Bay Symphony, Oakland, CA

“St. Luke’s is committed to the belief that music is an essential part of every child’s education. Made possible by your support, St. Luke’s will engage thousands of New York City school children in the 2013-14 season through free, multidisciplinary concerts and ongoing school partnerships. Among our community highlights this season is the recent launch of Youth Orchestra of St. Luke’s, an intensive string-instruction program for neighborhood students designed to promote community and social development through collective music-making.”

Katy Clark, President & Exec. Director

Orchestra of St. Luke's, Orchestra of St. Luke's

“In appreciation of your significant contributions toward the success of the 2013 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival.”

Elizabeth Mackey, Director

National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, Reno, Nevada

“On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of Intersection for the Arts, I wish to thank Music Performance Trust Fund for … support of Jazz in the Neighborhood. …Intersection for the Arts began as a merger of several faith-based experiments that utilized art to reach disenfranchised neighborhood youth…”

Randy Rollison, Program Director

Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

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