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the primavera fund


 

Envisioning a world in which every young musician is given the opportunity to succeed

 

 

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the primavera fund


 

Envisioning a world in which every young musician is given the opportunity to succeed

 

 

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our people


our people


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our mission


our mission


The Primavera Fund's mission is to promote diversity in classical music through mentoring and financially sustaining the musical ambitions of young promising Philadelphians

In 2014, Rachel Segal, David Segal, and Kenny Bean came together to solve a problem. All three had spent their lives in and around music, and all three had come to the same conclusion: talent should never be lost because of financial circumstances. Becoming a professional musician is not easy. it takes talent, drive, and persistence. It also takes having the right tools and the right guidance. For too many young musicians, these essentials are out of reach. The Primavera Fund removes these barriers and ensures access to the superior music education that Philadelphia provides.  

Music is a powerful vehicle for finding one’s own voice in the world, and profound change can happen when the tools for success are given to young, deserving people. We at the Primavera Fund believe deeply in the talent that lives within our city, and that investing in our city's youth is an investment in the future of Philadelphia.

 

Watch our video to learn more:

Inspiring Excellence: The Primavera Fund Dream

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News and Events


News and Events


MELLON FOUNDATION AWARDS $2.532M TO FUND INSTRUMENTAL CLASSICAL MUSIC EDUCATION IN PHILADELPHIA

GOAL: REMOVE BARRIERS TO MUSIC MASTERY FOR YOUNG INSTRUMENTAL MUSICIANS FROM UNDERREPRESENTED COMMUNITIES

 

Philadelphia, PA (February 1, 2017) The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has made an unprecedented grant to a cohort of ten music education organizations in Philadelphia, with the end goal of increasing diversity in the professional classical music field. This multi-year, $2.532 million grant will identify and support the region’s most committed young musicians to ensure they are college ready and that they have the skills necessary to excel in conservatory, college, or university as music majors. The investment, granted to organizations within the Philadelphia Music Alliance for Youth (PMAY), builds upon Philadelphia’s robust music education ecosystem, enhancing opportunities for collaboration to ensure that promising students can access the teaching and learning opportunities necessary to remove barriers to achieving the highest level of mastery.

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