If our site is inspiring you to make your own contribution to foster New York piano culture, please consider supporting any of the nonprofit organizations listed here. Know of other worthy piano-related New York nonprofits? Please contact us!
Carnegie Hall's mission is to present extraordinary music and musicians on the three stages of this legendary hall, to bring the transformative power of music to the widest possible audience, to provide visionary education programs, and to foster the future of music through the cultivation of new works, artists, and audiences. As a nonprofit organization, Carnegie Hall relies on donations to connect to audiences worldwide.
Center for Musical Excellence
The Center for Musical Excellence (CME) provides high-caliber training and individually tailored assistance - financial support and professional opportunities - to gifted young musicians who wish to pursue their advanced education and life in music in the United States. CME aims to inspire, guide, and mentor aspiring young artists toward a meaningful and successful career in music, one that enriches both the artist and the community through the gift of music.
Chamber Music Center of New York
The mission at The Chamber Music Center of New York is to connect the world through chamber music. They believe that everyone can experience the power of chamber music through their free public concerts, their outreach concerts, their educational programs, or through participation in one of their adult workshops. CMC is proud to host a faculty of experienced and passionate chamber music professionals. Through their decades of teaching and performing experience, through their understanding of both the music and the collaborative process, they will guide, challenge, and inspire each participant to achieve the shared goal of excellent concert performances.
DiMenna Center for Classical Music
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music opened in 2011 and is New York City’s only acoustically optimized rehearsal and recording space dedicated to classical music. Owned and operated by Orchestra of St. Luke’s (OSL), it welcomes thousands of musicians and hundreds of ensembles each year. The DiMenna Center hosts hundreds of neighbors, families, and school children each year for free community events.
French-American Piano Society
French-American Piano Society is a non-profit organization designed to promote cultural exchange, education, and networking between France and the United States through French pianists and music. Founded in 2014 by Mathieu M. Petitjean, the Society provides scholarships for aspiring young French pianists to attend competitions and festivals in the United States, presents world-renowned artists in recital, and endeavors to promote the activities of French pianists in America and American pianists dedicated to French piano music.
Founded in 1902 as a settlement house to help New York’s increasing immigrant population adjust to life in a new country, today Greenwich House offers programs in social services, arts and education that provide thousands of New Yorkers with personal enrichment and cultural experiences. Since 1905, Greenwich House Music School has been providing high-quality, affordable music education to the people of New York City. The school has occupied its current location at 46 Barrow Street in historic Greenwich Village since 1914 and has played an important part in the careers and lives of tens of thousands of students.
International Keyboard Institute & Festival
The International Keyboard Institute and Festival is a summer piano festival that offers two weeks of concerts, masterclasses and lectures, and is open to participant students as well as the public. Since 1999, the Festival has attracted students from around the world who have the opportunity to attend the Festival to study with international faculty and artists, participate in masterclasses, and attend nightly concerts and special weekend lectures and events given by some of the world’s best-known pianists and scholars. Contact the IKIF for information on supporting.
The Juilliard School
Your tax-deductible contribution to The Juilliard School will help educate the next generation of the world’s leading dancers, actors, and musicians. Juilliard depends upon the financial support of alumni, friends, foundations, and corporations to maintain its position as a leading educational institution in the performing arts. Juilliard is a public charity exempt from income, gift, and estate taxes under the 501(c)(3) section of the Internal Revenue Code.
Manhattan School of Music
"Manhattan School of Music is deeply committed to excellence in education, performance, and creative activity; to the humanity of the School’s environment; to preparing all our students to find their success; and to the cultural enrichment of the larger community. A premier international conservatory, MSM inspires and empowers highly talented individuals to realize their potential. We take full advantage of New York’s abundant learning and performance opportunities, preparing our students to be accomplished and passionate performers, composers and teachers, and imaginative, effective contributors to the arts and society."
New York Piano Festival
New York Piano Festival hosts an annual series of piano concerts and an international piano competition.
New York Piano Society
Founded in 2005 by pianist Elena Leonova, the New York Piano Society is dedicated to discovering and developing talented non-professionals pianists whose primary professions or fields of study are in non-musical areas. NYPS provides its members with opportunities to perform in major NYC concert venues and alongside distinguished guest artists and NYPS Artists-in-Residence. NYPS is committed to bringing high-quality classical music programs to our community.
New York Public Library
The New York Public Library hosts many piano-related events. There is even one branch dedicated to the performing arts. From the library website: "Without your loyalty and support, the Library simply would not survive as a free and accessible public service. Help keep our libraries centers of knowledge, culture, and communication. Give today, and you'll not only help buy new, much-needed books, but you'll also fund our collections, job search resources, and so much more."
Piano Teachers Congress of New York
The Piano Teachers Congress of New York provides piano teachers in the New York metropolitan area with mutual support, professional development and exciting opportunities for students. Membership to PTCNY permits members to participate fully in both the professional meetings and our students programs. Full time student aged 25 or younger and have private students who may benefit from our student programs can take advantage of our discounted student membership.
Third Street Music School Settlement
Third Street Music School Settlement is the nation's longest-running community music school, offering students of all ages and abilities the opportunity to become the best musicians, dancers, singers and composers that they can be.
Young Concert Artists, Inc.
Young Concert Artists is a non-profit organization founded by Susan Wadsworth in 1961, dedicated to discovering and launching the careers of exceptional, but unknown, young musicians from all over the world.