Brett UmlaufThe Musicians Foundation is focused on solving problems. Less than two years after a fire and Hurricane Sandy turned Brett Umlauf’s life upside down, she is making headlines with her cutting-edge opera performances. The Musicians Foundation was proud and pleased to see these rave reviews in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times:

Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/articles/opera-review-here-be-sirens-and-as-one-1410215142
New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/08/arts/music/here-be-sirens-a-little-philosophy-included.html?_r=0

Musicians Foundation’s commitment to transparency in its operations and practices has been awarded with a Gold level certification by Guidestar, the world’s largest source for information about non-profit organizations.

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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.

Jim Petro (left) and Jaci d’Ulisse (right) present Executive Director B.C. Vermeersch (center) with Rooftop Theatre’s generous donation

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 cordially invites you to attend our upcoming spring benefit concert on March 30, 2017 featuring the talents of pianists Vivian Choi and Spencer Myer!  Call (212) 239 9137 or email info@musiciansfoundation.org to RSVP by March 24.  Details below:

 

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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!

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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:

BRSO UPDATE

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BRSO THANK YOU:

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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!

 

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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!

 

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The Musicians Foundation is honored to be awarded and chosen by AMP, the Association of Music Producers, to be recipients of a portion of proceeds from their annual creative competition! See the press release below for more details:

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