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 2020-2021 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 Amphion Foundation
The Brookby Foundation
The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
The Alice M. Ditson Fund
of Columbia University
The Aaron Copland Fund for Ensembles
The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.
The Howard Gilman Foundation

Support for COVID-19 response was provided by the NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund, administered by the New York Community Trust.

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 in partnership with 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.

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

New Music USA Impact Fund

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 Adam Sliwinski at adam@sopercussion.com.

Updated as of 6.24.20

$5,000 – $10,000

  • Astrid and John Baumgardner 
  • Jonathan Greeney
  • Russell Makowsky and Melanie Katzman 
  • Steve Mackey and Sarah Kirkland Snider
  • Hank McNeil
  • Michelle and Richard Preston
  • David Oswald 
  • Andrew W. Siegel

$1,000 – $4,999

  • Neil Beck
  • Rachel Elson
  • Charles Fournier 
  • Carol and Joel Levy
  • Chris Ahearn and Marla Mayer 
  • Peter Rawlings, on behalf of Origin UK
  • Larry and Cyndee Snider 
  • John and Jackie Treuting

Friends of So Percussion

$500 – $999

  • Bradley and Elizabeth Beach 
  • Brigid Doherty 
  • David Lang and Suzanne Bocanegra
  • Khuent Rosen
  • Grace Row

$250 – $499

  • Robyn and Paul Buxton
  • Katy Clark
  • Shana and Adam Elga
  • Edward G. Freitag and Martha B. Haley
  • William and Jacqueline Meyers 
  • David Robertson and Orli Shaham 
  • Lorca Shepperd
  • Jon Szanto
  • James and Linda Wood

$100 – $249

  • Mark Applebaum
  • Victoria Aschheim
  • Mark and Sandy Auburn
  • John Beck
  • Mimi Chew La
  • Jennifer Chung
  • Hollis Clark
  • Janet Cowperthwaite
  • Andy and Sheila Fox
  • Caroyn and Peter Graham
  • Ngozi Inyama
  • Alicia Kershaw
  • Paul Lansky
  • Alexandra Mackay
  • Cynthia Mayeda
  • Andrea Mazzariello
  • Linda and Josh Millstein
  • Emily Motherwell
  • Roger Phillips
  • David and Kim Phipps
  • Michael Rosen
  • Tom and Eve Sliwinski
  • Ivano Trevino
  • Tara and Jim Wildszewski

$50 – $99

  • Michael Bump
  • William Cahn
  • Andrew Daniel
  • Russell Fisher
  • James Frazier
  • Ain Gordon
  • Carol Haas
  • Karen Rae Leishman
  • Jeffrey Neitzke
  • Tari Pantaleo
  • Tristan Perich and Lesley Flanigan
  • Nicole Serratore
  • Howard Shih
  • Jon Singer
  • Jason Treuting
  • Kathleen Van Dyke
  • Kernika Williams
  • Mike Zdeb

$5 – $49

  • JR Alberto
  • Yuko Asada
  • Jeffrey Barudin
  • John Branning
  • Aaron Butler
  • Matthew Carey
  • Caitlin Cawley
  • Alvin Chan
  • Elliot Cole
  • Kim Cole
  • Indigo Cook
  • Grant Dalton
  • Taylor Davis
  • Terry and Peggy Davis
  • James Doyle
  • Matthew Dudack
  • Nolan Ehlers
  • Adam Goren
  • Erica Gorycki
  • Adam Groh
  • Zach Gutierrez
  • Carol Haas
  • Jeremy Harmon
  • Molly Herron
  • Lucy Hollier
  • Robert Honstein
  • Anna Hughes-Deluca
  • Lane Hunter
  • John Impink
  • JiHye Jung
  • John Kelley
  • Christina Kershner
  • Carla Lackey
  • Nina LeBlanc
  • Mason Lynass
  • Nick Martinez
  • Daniel Matei
  • Rebecca McDaniel
  • Anna Meadors
  • Paulina Michels
  • James Moore
  • Mollie Murphy
  • Clela Neale
  • Kerry O’Brien
  • Tanner Porter
  • Tricia and Foster Reed
  • Nicholas Shaheed
  • Joanna Stelnicki
  • Jeff Stern
  • Tracy Thornton
  • Margaret Travers
  • Lindsay Vasko
  • Jackson Vickery
  • Mary Jo Wenzel
  • Debby Wertz
  • Tracy Wiggins
  • Glen Wilcox
  • Euphina Yap