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The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund


The ASCAP Foundation is dedicated to nurturing the music talent of tomorrow, preserving the legacy of the past and sustaining the creative incentive for today’s creators through a variety of educational, professional, and humanitarian programs and activities which serve the entire music community.

We’re proud to be supported by the ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund for our project titled, Composer to Composer: Professional Mentoring Young Composers.


Vermont Arts Council


Music-COMP received a 2012- 2013 Operating Support Grant from the Vermont Arts Council. We’re proud to be supported by the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. This award will strengthen resources for musical composition and arranging programs for youth within a community of professional composers and teachers.

The Vermont Arts Council was founded in 1964 on a simple and powerful premise: that the arts enrich lives, expand minds, and form a vital thread in the fabric of Vermont community life. The Council fosters classical, traditional, and emerging forms of artistic expression. It finds enduring ways to make the arts a part of all Vermont communities, bringing inspiration to Vermont citizens and visitors in every corner of the state. It advocates for and supports the arts as a central part of education for all people.


National Endowment for the Arts


The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector.

We’re proud to be supported by the National Endowment for the Arts through our state organization, Vermont Arts Council.


Program Sponsors


Grant Funding Provided By: ASCAP Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Vermont Arts Council

In-Kind/Business Sponsors: Advance Music, Ballad Hobart America Legion Post 36, Black River Boosters Club, Castleton State College Department of Music, Colchester-Milton Rotary Club, Community National Bank, Counseling Connection, Ellis Music Company, Frederick Johnson Pianos Inc., Gilt Edge, The Grammar School, H.F. Grabenstein BowmakerGravel & Shea Attourneys at LawGreen River, Inside Music, Ithaca College School of Music, Jay Peak Music and Art Series, Johnson State College, J.W. Pepper, Lake Champlain Access Television, The Law Offices of Fred V. Peet, Merchants Bank, North Country Hospital, Paul Perley Cellos, Rotary Club of Ludlow, Rotary Club of Newport, SoundTree, UVM Music Department, Wicks & Maddocks Attorneys at Law

Advance Music

We offer a full line of musical equipment from professional sound and recording equipment to drums, keyboards, guitars, amps, band instrument accessories and sheet music. Providing exceptional service is truly our core belief at Advance Music Center. We want to first earn your business, and then keep your business. We are very proud to be a locally owned and operated full line store that offers all things musical.