Giving Music: A Music Charity

Healing, through live music performances. Giving Music is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.

Benefactors and Grants


Los Angeles Breakfast Club Foundation
Ms. Ellen Abels
Mr. David Allan
Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council (details below)
Mr. Doug Bossi
Ms. Joy Boyajian
Canoga Park Neighborhood Council (details below)
John and Leslie Cashin
Ms. Sharon Marie Cline
Ms. Rosemary D’Allaird
Ms. Kira Davis
Ms. Sandy DeLollo
Ms. Adriana Dulic
Glassell Park Neighborhood Council (details below)
Mr. Perry Goldberg
Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council (details below)
Mr. Carmen Grillo
Mr. Scott Harber
Ms. Silvia Hernandes
Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council (details below)
Ms. June W. Jorgensen
Ms. Barbara Kelly-Yerdon
Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (details below)
Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (details below)
Los Feliz Neighborhood Council (details below)
Ms. Mary Jo Marino
Mr. Tim McCabe
Guy Moon and Family
Ms. Marcia Oliveira
Mr. Christian Orr
The Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (details below)
The Perillats
Ms. Susan Phifer
Ms. Carmela Rappazzo
Ms. Mary Deacy Rembach
Reseda Neighborhood Council (details below)
Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council (details below)
Ms. Genna Rosenberg
Rotary Club of Los Angeles
Mr. Art Shappy
Ms. Paris Silva
Ms. Lisa Strickler
Ms. Linda Troiano
Ms. Pat Winters
Mr. Joe Zumbo



Highland Park Neighborhood Council



Neighborhood Purpose Grants

Along with regular performances at the roughly 25 nursing homes we serve, Giving Music has held a series of public dances and performances for the senior citizens of Los Angeles, thanks to the Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, and Los Angeles’ Neighborhood Councils. Neighborhood Purpose Grants from the Arroyo Seco, Canoga Park, Glassell Park, Greater Griffith Park, Historic Highland Park, and Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Councils enable Giving Music to provide concerts and dances at Canoga Park, Highland Park, Glassell Park, Griffith Park, Lincoln Heights Senior Center, Montecito Heights, and Sunland Senior Citizen Centers.

Additionally, the Reseda Neighborhood Council has helped fund performances for area senior citizens through a Neighborhood Purpose Grant.  Giving Music has coordinated with the One Generation Senior Enrichment Center in Reseda to present concerts to residents of area nursing homes, and performers visited care facility residents who are unable to travel.

Thanks to the Neighborhood Councils and the City of Los Angeles for helping us provide music and dance therapy to our seniors: drawing them into our senior centers makes them aware of services, programs and offerings that keep seniors healthy and engaged in our communities!

We All Sing Hallelujah!

Through generous funding from the California Arts Council’s Local Impact program, the Los Angeles’ Department of Cultural Affairs, the Los Angeles Breakfast Club, and private sponsors, Giving Music annually produces a performance project about diversity, unity and public services based on Handel’s “Messiah”. “We All Sing Hallelujah!” uses contemporary music to interpret the oratorio, and reimagines the sacred text as a secular message of peace and unity. Community-based choirs from Leimert Park, Ingelwood, LAUSD, and Watts rehearse and perform community concerts each December since 2017. The California Arts Council’s Local Impact program fosters equity, access, and opportunity by providing project and partnership support for small arts organizations reaching underserved communities. Projects must extend the reach of the arts to populations that have limited access to the arts. On behalf of the Los Angeles communities served, thank you to everyone who helps make these performances a success!

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The Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts

Ensemble music performances for the elderly at St. Vincent’s Convalescent Hospital, and Brighton Convalescent Home have been funded in part by a grant from the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts.  Since its inception in 1965, Showcase has grown into one of the oldest, largest and most successful home and garden tour in the United States, visited by over 30,000 people annually. Proceeds benefit PSHA’s youth music programs and its Gifts & Grants program.

Each year, PSHA awards gifts and grants to a diverse list of non-profit organizations to support their efforts in the community.  Concerts are underwritten to ensure that the joy of live music is available to a broad range of audiences.  Support of choirs, musical theater, school marching bands, dance programs, opera, jazz bands and orchestras enriches the community and provides opportunities for a variety of groups, from students to seniors, to learn, enjoy and grow from their experiences in these programs.  Over the years, gifts and grants have included music education at all levels, music therapy for at-risk children, the underwriting of concerts, the purchase of instruments and uniforms, as well as other art programs.

Tickets to the annual Pasadena Showcase House of Design can be purchased at:

Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs’ Emerging Organizations Grant

Giving Music has been awarded an Emerging Organizations Grant from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs to fund musical performances to city senior citizen centers located in Council Districts 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12.  Our ensembles give holiday concerts at the Mt. Carmel, Slauson, Mid-Valley and Betty Hill Senior Centers.

Giving Music vocalist Clarence Witherspoon serenades the seniors at Mid Valley

Giving Music vocalist, Clarence Witherspoon, serenades the seniors at Mid-Valley

Singer Cat Herzon gets the audience involved

Singer Cat Herzon gets the audience involved

Rotary Club Community Service Grant

Thanks to a generous Community Service Grant from the Rotary Club of Los Angeles, Giving Music gave holiday performances to four nursing homes in East Hollywood and Koreatown in 2013. Serrano North Convalescent, Fountainview Subacute Care, Serrano South Convalescent and Burlington Convalescent, all located in low-income areas of Los Angeles, were visited by Giving Music ensembles during the 2013 holiday season. Thank you, Rotary Club of Los Angeles, for helping us make the season a little brighter for an underserved Los Angeles community!




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