Mission Statement


The Mission of The Friends of Music is:

  • To encourage and stimulate students of music from the Lehigh Valley, or who study in the Lehigh Valley, by giving them opportunities for public appearances, thus fostering growth and confidence;
  • To promote a mutually beneficial association among music teachers, music lovers, and music students; and
  • To promote the study and enjoyment of music.

Important Dates

Outstanding Young Artists Competition

The Friends of Music of Bethlehem are holding auditions via video to name our 2018 Outstanding Young Artist. We invite you to inform your talented students about our Competition and encourage them to enter. The winner will be featured in a Spring Recital where the monetary award will be presented

$600 for the Outstanding Young Artist

(Judges for the Friends of Music reserve the right to withhold any or all prizes. The winner MUST perform in order to receive the monetary award.)

Application Period: February 4, 2019 to March 15, 2019

Recital: Sunday, April 28, 2019, 3pm

Promising Young Artist
Application Due: Fall October 15th to Spring March 15th
PYA Application

School Grants
Application Due: September 2018 through March 2019
School Grants Application