The Advisory Council is made up of leaders in the world of music and the arts. Known for their thoughtfulness, social engagement and philanthropy, the Advisory Council ensures that Musicians Foundation will continue to strengthen its ability to change lives.
A National Medal of Arts recipient, Meredith Monk is a composer, singer, director/choreographer and creator of new opera, music-theater works, films and installations. Recognized as one of the most unique and influential artists of our time, she is a pioneer in what is now called “extended vocal technique” and “interdisciplinary performance.”
Spencer Myer is an internationally renowned concert pianist who is a frequent guest artist with numerous orchestras, recital and chamber music series, and music festivals throughout the world. He has collaborated with dozens of celebrated artists, and currently serves on the Piano and Collaborative Piano faculty at the Longy School of Music of Bard College.
I am humbled and thrilled to serve on the Advisory Council of the Musicians Foundation. As a musician who owes a great deal to mentors and colleagues who have aided, inspired, and uplifted me along the journey of my career of nearly two decades, it is an honor to be a part of an organization with such a noble mission of aiding musicians in need. The ability of artists to continue pursuing their craft is essential for the continuation of good in today’s world.
American Grammy Award-winning violinist and conductor, Bell has recorded more than 40 CDS on the Decca Label and was named the Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in 2011.
As musicians, we realize that spending our lives making music is more than our profession. No matter what the style, or place, or context, the act of bringing music into being is a special calling. We are all linked. I am proud to stand with the Musicians’ Foundation, whose sole mission it has been for more than a century to take care of our fellow musicians and colleagues.
Internationally renowned pianists Misha and Cipa Dichter have performed in recital and with symphonies in the major cities of the United States and Canada. Abroad, they have been presented in the music capitals of Europe. They are frequent guest artists at prominent summer music festivals both here and internationally.
My wife Cipa and I are honored to be a small part of the great history of the Musicians Foundation, whose work for over a century has helped our colleagues in their time of need. The foundation will continue to provide the essential support that is so necessary to those who have devoted their all to our cherished art.
Robert Lopez is an Oscar, Tony®, Emmy®, Grammy® winning songwriter and co-creator of the Broadway musicals “Avenue Q” and “The Book of Mormon.” Kristen Anderson-Lopez Anderson-Lopez is an Oscar-winning songwriter for film and television, who along with her husband, co-wrote songs for “Coco,” “Frozen,” and “Winnie the Pooh.”
We are so pleased to be joining the Musicians Foundation family. For 100 years they have been helping musicians in times of tragedy, crisis and severe adversity. This mission is dear to our hearts. There can be no music without musicians, and we recognize that any one of us could need help at some time. We feel honored to lend support to other artists through this compassionate and honorable organization.
Internationally acclaimed trumpeter, composer, teacher, music educator, and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, Marsalis is the world’s first jazz artist to perform and compose across the full jazz spectrum from its New Orleans roots to bebop to modern jazz.
For more than 100 years, The Musicians Foundation has been a vital resource for musicians around the country. The Foundation’s efforts to provide financial support are not only crucial for the musicians, but for anyone who listens to the music they create. I am proud to participate in this institution that provides life-changing support to musicians across the country and across genres.