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Thurnauer School of Music: Gift of Music Benefit Concert 

This inspiring event features students and guest artists in a musical celebration that underscores the importance of music in our lives with performances and words.

The Gift of Music  Benefit Concert each year features performances and tributes by preeminent musicians, as well as performances by Thurnauer’s Ensembles. Some of the outstanding artists from our past galas include Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Bell, Steven Isserlis, Sharon Isbin, Colin Davin and Francisco Núñez.

Each year, the Gift of Music Benefit Concert raises critically important scholarship funds for children who wish to study music but whose families lack the financial resources. Since its inception, Thurnauer has awarded over $3 million in need-based scholarships.

At Thurnauer, we see our students grow socially, musically and academically, and become successful members of a global community. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, over 400+ students are immersing themselves in the love and study of music, mentored by an extraordinary faculty.   

On Sunday, May 1, the 2022 Gift of Music Benefit Concert will be a celebration of music, learning and creativity. Our students are proud to perform alongside a renowned group of artists, including violinist Philippe Quint, pianist Jun Cho, and composer and bassist Pedro Giraudo.

Join us on May 1 for this inspiring event as our students and guest artists share with us the powerful impact of musical excellence. Your support will provide opportunities for our students to reach their full potential as we strive, through our music, to improve life for everyone in our world.

Founding Director, Dorothy Roffman

For more details please contact Alyssa Schiffman  at 201.408.1429 or aschiffman@jccotp.org

This year’s Gift of Music event takes place during the counting of the Omer on the Hebrew Calendar, which is traditionally a period of time when some members of the Jewish community do not participate in celebratory activities, including live music concerts. However, May 1st happens to be Rosh Chodesh, a date that many consider to be an exception to this period’s prohibitions; thus permitting live music. We’re looking forward to gathering our community for this meaningful musical event!