For 44 years, the Richard Tucker Music Foundation has been devoted to the advancement of opera in America through grants, advocacy, and education.
[caption id="attachment_1741" align="alignright" width="713"] 2014 Richard Tucker Day Concert Celebrating the 101th Birthday of Richard Tucker. Thursday August 28, 2014. New York Society for Ethical Culture. Photo: Erin Baiano[/caption] The Richard Tucker Music Foundation, founded in 1975, is a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to perpetuating the artistic legacy of the great American tenor through the support and advancement of the careers of talented American opera singers by bringing opera into the community. The Foundation seeks to heighten appreciation for opera by offering free performances in New York Metropolitan area and by supporting music education enrichment programs. Through awards, grants for study, performance opportunities and other career-enhancing activities the Foundation provides professional development for singers at several levels of career-readiness.
[caption id="attachment_1731" align="alignleft" width="684"] Richard Tucker Day Concert at Bowling Green, New York City. Thursday August 28, 2014. Photo: Erin Baiano[/caption] • The Sara Tucker Study Grant provides grants to singers, selected through a vocal competition, who are recently out of the university or conservatory and considered to be at the beginning of promising careers. • The Richard Tucker Career Grant provides grants to singers, selected through a vocal competition, who have begun professional careers and who have already performed roles with opera companies nationally or internationally. • The Richard Tucker Award is conferred annually upon a single artist who has reached a high level of artistic accomplishment and who, in the opinion of a conferral panel, is on the threshold of a major international career.
Anything you give to a young person who is trying to start their career is nothing but help.
Anthony Clark Evans, baritone (Sara Tucker Study Grant and Richard Tucker Career Grant awardee)
We hope you will help us to continue Richard Tucker’s legacy of helping young American singers, by becoming a supporter of the Foundation.Donate now