Advisory Council

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 will ensure that the Musicians Foundation not only continues but strengthens our ability to change lives.


 

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Joshua Bell

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.

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Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Bobby Lopez

Lopez is an Oscar, Tony®, Emmy®, Grammy® winning songwriter and co-creator of the Broadway musicals “Avenue Q” and “The Book of Mormon.” Anderson-Lopez is an Oscar-winning songwriter for film and television, who along with her husband, co-wrote songs for “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.

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Wynton Marsalis

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.