The nonprofit Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) provides admission-free, live, quality music, performed by professional musicians, to people of all ages and backgrounds across North America.
For the fourth year for Make Music Day, the MPTF is generously supporting innovative programs across eleven cities in 2018. Each program gives established professionals the chance to mentor amateur and up-and-coming musicians, while providing a high-quality concert for the public.
In a tradition started in 2011 by Make Music Chicago, the MPTF is supporting “Sousapaloozas” in Cleveland, Chicago, and Minneapolis, where wind band musicians, at every level, are invited to gather to play classic works by The March King himself, John Philip Sousa, led by professional bandleaders and soloists.
The MPTF is also supporting a selection of participatory events for accordions in the Twin Cities, percussionists in Nashville, saxophonists in Chattanooga, and more. Each one brings amateurs together with professionals, to learn and to make joyful music together.