Patron: James Judd, Music Director Emeritus, NZSO
"I am honoured and delighted to be involved in Music Futures. All over the world, not least with the inspiring and successful El Sistema programmes in Venezuela, the power of music education to transform lives is clearly proven.
At all levels and in countless ways, bringing music into young lives by encouraging instrumental study and absorbed listening will always have a positive impact not only on the individual but also the family and wider community."
Ambassador: Gareth Farr, NZ composer and percussionist
"In recent years, I've realised that my career is not only dependent on the support I get from the music community, but also the support I give to future generations.
Young musicians will decide what the future of music is, and our job is to ensure that their artistic environment is supportive, accessible, and well funded.
Music Futures is a wonderful new initiative to ensure a vibrant musical future for New Zealand, and I whole-heartedly support it. Bravo!!"
Bob and Nancy Klepper - Inaugural donors
Bob and Nancy Klepper with Valerie and Alan Rhodes.
The Kleppers made a generous donation as a birthday gift to Valerie.
What a great idea!
Howard & Rebecca Livingston
Mokoia Masonic Trust
Valerie & Alan Rhodes
Diana Duff Staniland
Mokoia Perpetual Trust
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