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The Mission of The Friends of Music:

  • To encourage and inspire young musicians who live or study in the Lehigh Valley, by giving them opportunities for public performances, 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.

Outstanding Young Artist Competition

The Friends of Music of Bethlehem are holding auditions via video to name our 2021 Outstanding Young Artist. We invite you to inform your talented students about our Competition and encourage them to enter. The winners will be featured in a virtual Spring Recital.

$800 for the Outstanding Young Artist

$400 for Second Place (if awarded)

The winners MUST perform in the Spring Recital in order to receive the monetary award.

Application Period: February 1 to February 28, 2021

Recital: Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 3:00 PM, New: To be streamed on the Friends of Music Facebook page

To enter the competition, please complete the online application.

Additional information may be found on the Outstanding Young Artist Competition page.

School Grants

School teachers may request up to $1500. Grant applications are due by February 15, 2021. Please use the application form provided on this website on the "Grants" page . Decision will be announced in April 2021.

Grants support student music programs, grades K–12, for schools located in Lehigh and Northampton Counties, Pennsylvania. Awards distributed August 2021 for 21–22 School Year.

School Grants Application