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Grand Scholarship Winners
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More music means a better world for all of us because Music builds the invisible roads & bridges that connect our hearts, our souls. We need those connections now, more than ever.

Music for Humanity Grand Scholarship Winners

On Saturday July 15, 2023 we awarded another $16,000 in music scholarships bringing our grand total to $167,000 and 66 music scholarships. We were forced, because of limited funding, to select 5 scholarship winners out of 24 deserving applicants. Thanks to all the people who have donated time, talent & money to make these scholarships possible. “More Music Means a Better World for All of Us”. Our scholarship winners are more than just excellent musicians. They are “Music Ambassadors” who are building the invisible roads & bridges that connect our hearts & souls via music. Let’s work together to give everyone who applies in 2024 a scholarship. 

Simon Buerki, a pianist, originally from St. Gallen, Switzerland. Grand Scholarship Winner.

Raquel Nisi, harpist from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Grand Scholarship Winner.



Lucas Rotman, Brooklyn NY; Song: We

Maxfield Panish is a Grand Scholarship winner.

Tania Mesa. Violinist, Singer, Arranger, Song Writer and Grand Scholarship winner.

Shavon Lloyd, Composer, Conductor, Baritone, Music Educator and Grand Scholarship winner.

Ryan Soeyadi, Pianist and Grand Scholarship winner.

Christina Grohowski, Mezzo-Soprano is a Grand Scholarship Winner.

Arthur Wang, Pianist is a Grand Scholarship Winner.

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Mark Edwards and Sanjai Leitch

Second Annual Music Teacher Appreciation Award Winner Announced

Mark Edwards was selected at random to receive the Second Annual Music Teacher Appreciation Award, a $1000 Grant. Mark is a full-time music
teacher at Success Academy Flatbush in Brooklyn NY. He is pictured with
one of his students Sanjai Leitch.

If you are a part-time or full-time music teacher at an accredited institution (grammar school thru college) you are eligible to apply for the grant in 2024. Please apply here.

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We sold 2148 tickets at $10 each. Thanks to all who bought tickets & thanks to Nick Zungoli of Exposures Gallery for donating the 4th Prize.

We raised over $10,000 to support music education.

We’ll start the same money raffle again in a few months plus a guitar raffle with an $8000 classical guitar handmade in Germany by Adrian Heinzelmann as first prize and a ukulele donated by Main Street Music in Beacon as the second prize.

Watch the video and see the names of the winners here.

Music for Humanity Announced $16,000 in Music Scholarships Bringing Their Grand Total to $167,000

To date Music for Humanity has given 66 scholarships totaling $167,000. On July 15 at Noble Coffee Roasters in Campbell Hall NY they announced 5 scholarships for $16,000 as follows: $7,500 Grand Scholarship, $4,000 Runner-Up, $2,500 MFH David Crystal Scholarship, Two Honorable Mentions of $1,000 each.

Click here to see the press release.

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Final Photo at Altos

On June 14, 2023, at Alto Music in Middletown NY, we presented $2500 in
new instruments to the Valley Central School District. Left to right in
the photo are: Astrid Larson, Berea Elementary School music & chorus
teacher, Barry Adelman, Music for Humanity Co-Founder and Jennifer
Budryk, Valley Central High School, Instrumental Music Teacher and
Department Chairperson

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On June 15, 2022 at Alto Music, Music For Humanity purchased and presented $3000 worth of music instruments (including 4 Casio keyboards/stands/benches & 2 Taylor Baby Mahogany Guitars with Gigbag) to the Beacon School District.

Left to right are James Walton: Beacon High School Band Director, Barry Adelman, Co-Founder of Music for Humanity and
Susan Wright: Beacon High School Chorus Director, Beacon City School District Music Coordinator. Unable to attend were MFH Board Members John Karas and Charles Mokotoff.

Thanks to everyone who has donated time, money & talent and bought a raffle ticket to make this possible. We’ll pick another school district to help in 2023. Why? Because “More Music Means a Better World for All of Us”

You can donate here and/or buy a raffle ticket (you must be 18 or older to buy a ticket) or send a tax-deductible donation to Music for Humanity, PO Box 359, Chester, NY 10918. Together we support Music, and that’s a good thing to do. Thanks again!! Purchases of raffle tickets are not tax-deductible.

Music is an International Language that Transcends All Boundaries and Builds the Invisible Roads & Bridges that Connect Our Hearts & Souls.

More music means more connections and more connections means a better world for all of us. Music for Humanity’s mission is to spread more music throughout the world by “planting” music seeds. Locally we do that by presenting the monthly Music for Humanity Free Performance Night. Nationally and globally we do it by offering scholarships to young aspiring musicians who need financial help to

 continue their formal education, as a music major, at any accredited college or university in the United States. Those musicians become, in essence, ambassadors for Music for Humanity. Our current mission is offering music education scholarships. We raise money for our scholarships through Concerts,  Free Performance Nights and Tax-Deductible Donations.

Our current mission is offering music education scholarships. We raise money for our scholarships through Concerts, Free Performance Nights and Tax-Deductible Donations.

The Story of Music for Humanity

In 2005, Co-Founder Barry Adelman heard a whisper like in the movie Field of Dreams.

This whisper didn’t say “Build it and he will come”. It simply said “Music for Humanity”.

Barry turned around to see who had said it, but no one was there. A few minutes later he heard it again. Still, no one was there.

Barry thought that maybe this whisper came because of some recent spiritual songs he had written; he knew he had to act on it. After a little research he discovered that someone had reserved the name “Music for Humanity” on the web, but there was no website.

A little more research led him to his future Co-Founder Kurt Irmiter who had reserved the name in 2001. Kurt also had an idea to use music to benefit Humanity.

To tap the power of the listener enjoying music and the musicians creating and performing music to benefit and improve the world. As soon as Barry contacted Kurt they struck a chord and teamed up to form MusicForHumanity.org.

After doing fund raisers for the Red Cross and for Big Brothers Big Sisters it dawned on them that Music itself was worthy of being supported. They realized that despite our political, religious, ethnic & financial differences, Music brought us together.

They began spreading more music with a monthly Free Performance Night and by giving music scholarships to young aspiring musicians. These scholarship recipients became “Music Ambassadors” and helped spread more music.

Music builds the invisible roads & bridges to connect our hearts, our souls. In today’s divisive world we need those connections more than ever. More Music means more connections, which means a better world for all of us. Help us spread more music throughout the world.

To volunteer, email info@MusicForHumanity.org & put “Volunteer” in the subject line. You can make a tax-deductible donation at the links provided on this site or send a check to Music for Humanity, PO Box 359, Chester, NY 10918. Thanks for your generosity!!

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