Each year the plan is to select up to three recipients, with preference for Pro Musicis artists, to receive a $4,000 grant in support of their project.
Award #1, presented May 10, 2016
MUSIC FOR FOOD—founded by Pro Musicis artist Kim Kashkashian in 2010—is a musician-led initiative to fight hunger in local communities, with ten chapters in the U.S. Musicians volunteer so that 100% of donations benefit local pantries and shelters.
“My memories of Father Merlet are strong. Perhaps his biggest success is that we as a Pro Musicis family are all drawn to follow his path.” —Kim Kashkashian
Award #2, presented May 10, 2016
CMI: CLASSICAL MUSIC INSTITUTE—inspired by Pro Musicis artist Francisco Fullana in 2015—is the education program of the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio, providing classical music education to Bexar County’s youth.
“CMI keeps growing every year, 100 kids and 23 artists next summer. We will announce a year round program shortly.” —Francisco Fullana
Award #3, presented May 10, 2016
DANIEL’S MUSIC—founded in 2006 by the Trush Family in New York City—empowers individuals with developmental and physical disabilities by combining music programs with community and socialization.
“Your award helps us to continue our mission to make a difference in the lives of children and adults with disabilities.” —The Trush Family