Our Supporters

As a 501c3 nonprofit, Sō Percussion is deeply committed to redefining the scope and role of contemporary chamber music through collaboration, community, and creativity. Whether we’re premiering a brand-new percussion quartet at Carnegie Hall, training students at our Summer Institute in Princeton, or performing alongside emerging artists at our Brooklyn studio, our work is driven by an ethos of both playfulness and thoughtfulness, and we seek to infuse this mindset into the classical music field more broadly. 

Our work is supported by a range of generous foundations, government organizations, and corporations, who we gratefully acknowledge below. We also work extensively with individual donors through our Producing Circle, which supports both our Summer Institute and our New Work Development Program.

Foundations and Sponsors

Sō Percussion’s 2019-2020 Season is Generously Supported by:

The National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works
The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
The New York State Council on the Arts 
with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature
The Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University
The Aaron Copland Fund for Ensembles
The Amphion Foundation
The Brookby Foundation
The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.
The Howard Gilman Foundation

New Music USA Impact Fund

Sō Percussion’s performance at Cité de la Musique/Philharmonie de Paris Steve Reich Festival was supported by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, USArtists International program. USArtists International is made possible through support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional support for artists in New York City is provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation.

Support through New Music USA’s NYC New Music Impact Fund is made possible with funding from The Scherman Foundation’s Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund.

Sō Percussion’s performances in Vilnius, Lithuania were supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Recordings of the projects ‘Shara Nova: Timeline’ and ‘From Out a Darker Sea’ have both been funded by project grants from New Music USA.  Recording of ‘Tristan Perich: Sequential’ has been funded by a grant from the Aaron Copland Fund Recording Program

Sō Percussion has also recently received support from:

Materials for the Arts
The Trust for Mutual Understanding
National Performance Network
The American Music Project
Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation
The ASCAP Foundation
The Composers Guild of New Jersey
The New York State Regional Economic Development Council


And Sō Percussion performs on instruments from:

Zildjian Cymbals
Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets
Pearl Drums / Adams Musical Instruments
Black Swamp Accessories
Remo Drumheads
Estey Organs
Kyle Dunleavy Steel Drums

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Individual Donors

So Percussion Producing Circle

To learn more about joining the Producing Circle, please contact Development Director Julia Bumke at julia@sopercussion.com.

$5,000 – $10,000:

  • Astrid and John Baumgardner
  • Russell Makowsky and Melanie Katzman
  • David Oswald
  • Andrew W. Siegel
  • Sara Coffey and Dave Snyder

$1,000 – $4,999:

  • Charles Fournier
  • Chris Ahearn and Marla Mayer
  • Hank McNeil
  • Michelle and Richard Preston
  • Peter Rawlings, on behalf of Origin UK
  • Steve Mackey and Sarah Kirkland Snider
  • Larry and Cyndee Snider
  • Susan and Charles Snyder
  • John and Jackie Treuting

Friends of So Percussion

$500 – $999:

  • Bradley and Elizabeth Beach
  • Annette McEvoy-Bronheim and Harold Bronheim
  • Brigid Doherty
  • Jeremy Geffen
  • Khuent Rose
  • Peter Rose and Alicia Kershaw
  • Steve Reich
  • Rob Robbins

$250 – $499:

  • Daniel Baldini
  • Nathaniel Beck and Karen Hackett
  • Robyn and Paul Buxton
  • Shana and Adam Elga
  • Edward G. Freitag and Martha B. Haley
  • Lisa Goldberg
  • William and Jacqueline Meyers
  • Sughra Raza
  • David Robertson and Orli Shaham
  • Jon Szanto
  • Tom and Eve Sliwinski
  • Jane and Richard Stewart

$100 – $249:

  • Mark Applebaum
  • Daniel Baldini
  • Mike and Becky Bennett
  • Carol Ann Cheung
  • Jennifer Chung
  • Matt and Lara Dudack
  • Rachel and Eric Elson
  • Eliot Feld
  • Paul and Rochelle Gertner
  • Ain Gordon
  • David and Jennifer Gordon
  • Inez Gutman
  • Carolyn and Peter Graham
  • Carol Haas
  • Clark Hollis
  • Ngozi Inyama
  • Paul and Hannah Lansky
  • Jon Lambert
  • Andrea Mazzariello
  • Roger Phillips
  • David and Kim Phipps
  • Michael Rosen
  • Lorca Shepperd
  • Howard Shih
  • Margaret Travers
  • Ivan Trevino
  • Henry M. Valoris
  • Jim Wood
  • Laurie Widder
  • Kim and Tara Wildszewski

$50 – $99:

  • Mark & Sandy Auburn
  • John Beck
  • Cindy Berry
  • Jamie Broumas
  • Michael Bump
  • Bill and Ruth Cahn
  • Nicholas Chapman
  • Andrew Daniel
  • Mark DeChiazza
  • Russell Fisher
  • James Frazier
  • Jennifer Fry
  • Michael Herring
  • John Leppman
  • Patrick O’Malley
  • Emily Motherwell
  • Terry Pantaleo
  • Jeffrey Neitzke
  • Jon Singer
  • Kernika Williams
  • Zack Winokur

$5 – $49:

  • JR Alberto
  • Jeffrey Barudin
  • Neil Beckmann
  • John Branning
  • Matthew Carey
  • Evan and Sarah Chapman
  • Taylor Davis
  • Matt and Lara Dudack
  • Alexandros Fragiskatos
  • Adam and Melissa Groh
  • Carol Haas
  • Robert Honstein
  • Molly Herron
  • John Kelley
  • Christina Kershner
  • Carla Lackey
  • Karen Rae Leishman
  • Mason Lynass
  • John Impink
  • Rich O’Meara
  • Paulina Michels
  • James Moore
  • Clela Neale
  • Mary Joan Wenzel
  • Glen Wilcox
  • Tricia and Foster Reed
  • Jonathan Russ
  • Nicholas Shaheed
  • Joanna Stelnicki
  • Liam Teague
  • Tracy Thornton
  • Jackson Vickery
  • Adam Vidiksis