Athena Music Foundation's Young Performers Program gives talented young singers and instrumentalists the opportunity to work with and perform alongside professional artists in an array of culturally and artistically responsive musical performances. Athena Music Foundation honors the capacity of each child to create meaning and engender artistic imagination rooted in collaborative, respectful, and inclusive practices inspiring a lifelong love of music.
Above, the Port Jervis Children's Choir in their Carnegie Hall debut with world-renowned soprano Alyson Cambridge, Music Director and pianist, Dr. Michael Fennelly, and special guest, Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis.
Athena Music Foundation supports the next generation of rising young opera singers by sponsoring top prizes in national and international opera competitions. Our recent sponsorships include The Premiere Opera Foundation International Vocal Competition and Opera Index Competition.
Impressive young baritone Yeongtaek Yang won the First Place Prize sponsored by Athena Music Foundation in the 2022 Premiere Opera Foundation International Competition.
Athena sponsored the first place prize in the 2021 Premiere Opera Foundation International Competition. Pictured above are music director AMF and competition pianist, Dr. Michael Fennelly, winner Meigui Zhang, jury member and general director AMF, Megan Weston, and jury member and president POF, Eric Margiore.