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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 16, 2022 we awarded another $16,000 in music scholarships to the following outstanding young musicians bringing our grand total to $151,000 in 61 music scholarships. 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. Click the green icon to donate now.

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

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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Announcing Our New Songwriter Contest

MFH is happy to announce a new way to express yourself through music and be acknowledged for it. Each entry is only $25. We’ll award $1,000 for the best song and $500 for the runner-up at our free monthly concert series at Noble Coffee Roasters in Campbell Hall NY.

Get full details and  enter the song writing contest here.

In case You Missed it, the Winners of the 9th Annual Raffle

The Winners of the 9th Annual MFH Raffle are William Lomeli of Washingtonville NY ($5000), Kevin Faith of Rock Tavern NY ($3000), Christine Westfall of Glen Spey NY ($1000). 4th Prize, a $225 Gift Certificate to Exposures Gallery went to Jack Miller of Ossining NY.

Thanks to everyone who bought a ticket. We’ll do it again in 2023. All winners, except for Kevin Faith bought their tickets at Outdoors of Chester. Kevin bought his at the Annual Christmas Concert by the Jimmy Sturr Orchestra at the Paramount Theater in Middletown NY.

Click here to see the video of the drawing.

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On June 15th, 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

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 & 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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