Greetings from Israel!
April 27, 2018
Students returned home after our Israel Residency with stronger skills, open minds, and lifetime memories.
It was a resounding success, but is still yet to be fully funded and we need your help!
Our lead sponsors, Jennifer Myerberg and the Alvin & Louise Myerberg Family Foundation, have announced a challenge grant to match up to $10,000 in new gifts!
As you review the highlights below, please consider doubling your impact with a gift of any amount...
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Our mission is to educate young musicians. While we're at it, we're expanding their view of the world, creating invaluable experiences, and breaking down cultural barriers.
316,960 MILES TRAVELED
13 students traveled far and wide (from Australia, Boston, Burlington, Chicago, Cleveland, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Seattle) to study with 23 of their peers from Israel.
At $3,500 per student, we have funded nearly 45% of our $125,000 goal.
This is just a guess, but we're pretty sure it's in the ballpark...per student!
204 CLASSES, COACHINGS, LESSONS, AND REHEARSALS
Our students made incredible progress over the course of just 15 days, under the guidance of Toby and Itzhak Perlman, Merry Peckham, Patrick Romano, and 17 more stellar faculty and fellows.
86 LOCAL STUDENTS
PMP students explored collaborative and teaching opportunities as ambassadors to young musicians of the Arab-Jewish Orchestra of Israel, the Perlman-Genesis Project, and a Tel Aviv based youth orchestra.
19 DONORS...AND COUNTING!
We are grateful to: Leonard I. Ackerman, Arlene and Alan Alda, Lynn and Jeffrey Blau, Valerie and Charles Diker, The Goldie Anna Charitable Trust, Nancy and Joel Hart, The Joel Foundation, Ari Rifkin and the Len-Ari Foundation, Shuly Leviant and Alon Kaplun, Lisa Lourie, Jennifer Myerberg and the Alvin & Louise Myerberg Family Foundation, Nancy and Ellis J. Parker, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Pazer, Riva Ariella Ritvo-Slifka and The Alan B. Slifka Foundation, Lisa and Gregg Schenker, The Lawrence and Carol Saper Foundation, Jan Willinger and Robert Spiegel, and one Anonymous donor.
Special thanks to our partners at the Lin and Ted Arison Israel Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv.
14 NEW VOICES
Many students joined the PMP family for the very first time in Israel, adding fresh voices to our chorus. No matter where we go, everyone sings!
7 HOST FAMILIES
Our international students visited homes of their local peers in Camon, Givatayim, Jerusalem, Kfar Saba, Nazareth, Savyon, and Tel Aviv.
3 DAYS OF EXCURSIONS
Our students ran relays in Caesarea, swam in the Dead Sea, climbed to Masada, strolled the boardwalk at the Port of Tel Aviv, and rode camels in the Judaean Desert. They also visited Jaffa, Mount of Olives, and Zikhron Ya'akov. These trips highlight the importance of time beyond the music, and set the tone for a full, happy life.
As Toby always says, "We're not just educating wonderful musicians, we're shaping wonderful people".