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 to name our 2017 Outstanding Young Artist in January. 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 Due: Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Audition: Saturday, January 21, 2017, 9am to Noon
Recital: Sunday, April 30, 2017, 3pm
OYA Application  

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

School Grants
Application Due: TBA
School Grants Application