Important news, events, press and media entries relating to Musicians Foundation can all be found below.
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This fall, the Musicians Foundation was honored by the support of Rooftop Theatre Collaborative, who generously donated 20% of the proceeds from their October production of the musical “Tick, Tick… BOOM!” to the Foundation. Rooftop, a non-profit theatre group from Trenton, NJ, donates a fifth of the revenue from every show they produce to charity, and chose the Musicians Foundation for “Tick, Tick… BOOM!” because of its work supporting musicians who struggle through financial hardship. Jonathan Larson, the writer/composer of “Tick, Tick… BOOM!”, famously lived for years in poverty, waiting tables in New York City as he toiled on his magnum opus, the semi-autobiographical musical “Rent.” Larson tragically passed away on the evening before the first public performance of “Rent,” at the age of just 35.
On November 9, Jim Petro and Jaci d’Ulisse presented the Musicians Foundation with a check for $410.00. Thanks so much to Jim and Jaci for helping us keep American musicians from suffering the types of financial hardships that plagued Jonathan Larson!
The Musicians Foundation recently sent out its 2016 end of year appeals letter written by our long-standing President and dedicated Board Member Hans Tausig. Please see letter below. We are grateful for your continued support!
In response to the massive flooding that took place this past August in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the Musicians Foundation provided financial aid to local musicians effected by this terrible event. A joint effort by the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and multiple charities nationwide resulted in some much needed relief, see below:
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The Musicians Foundation cordially invites you to How The Piano Conquered The World, a benefit event hosted by renowned pianist, author, composer, and critic Stuart Isacoff. Event details are below, please RSVP to the Musicians Foundation by October 15th (212 239 9137) or BC@musiciansfoundation.org. Thank you!
The Musicians Foundation had a busy few months welcoming new Board members and being honored at an event hosted by the Association of Music Producers (AMP) in May. This marks the beginning of a charitable partnership that raises awareness of our mission. Advisory Council Board Member Bobby Lopez was able to thank AMP via video for its recognition of the Musicians Foundation service to musicians (see video above). More on the event and our new Board members below!