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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.

Outstanding Young Artist Competition

The Friends of Music of Bethlehem are holding auditions via video to name our 2020 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.

$800 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 1 to February 29, 2020

Recital: Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 3:00 PM, Old Chapel, Central Moravian Church

To enter the competition, please complete the online application.

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

School Grants

School Grants: request up to $1500. Grant applications due by February 17, 2020. Use application form provided on this website. Decision will be announced in April 2020.

Grants support student music programs, grades K–12, for schools located in Lehigh and Northampton Counties, Pennsylvania. Awards distributed August 2020 for 20–21 School Year.

School Grants Application