Kaufman Relief Fund

The Day of Musical Action may be over, but our Kaufman Relief Fund drive will continue through the summer. Our goal is to raise $500,000 by August 31st, 2020 to ensure that the Center can continue to offer music education to the inspiring students who made yesterday’s event so special. We are off to a great start, and I know that with your support we can reach our goal!

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About the Day of Musical Action

On June 1, 2020, the entire Kaufman Music Center community came together for a special online event, the Day of Musical Action. Over 130 performers – including students, ensembles, families, staff, faculty, and world-famous artists – came together and shared twelve hours of music to celebrate Kaufman Music Center. The Day of Musical Action raised critical funds to support the Center, ensuring our education and performance programs can continue to thrive.

More than 610 generous members of our community contributed over $261,000 to the Day of Musical Action.

Celebrity Guests

The Day of Musical Action featured performances and special appearances by celebrity guests including Misha AmoryKristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert LopezEmanuel AxJoshua BellDesmond Child, Erika Ender, Ailyn Pérez, Brian Jagde, Broadway stars Nikki Renée Daniels and Jeff KreadySir James Galway & Lady Jeanne GalwayHsin-Yun Huang, Alexa Ray Joel, Missy MazzoliTerrance McKnight, Alan MenkenEllen ReidDavid RobertsonJohn SchaeferOrli ShahamCaroline ShawCarol Wincenc, Shai WosnerBéla Fleck, Kamal Khan, legendary songwriter Paul Williams and more TBA, as well as Kaufman Music Center Artists-in-Residence JACK QuartetNathalie Joachim and Rob Kapilow.

Community Engagement

The event inspired a record-breaking week of community engagement, and we were proud to share the beautiful artistry of our community with the world:

  • On average, our social media channels saw a 600% increase in engagement, and almost a 1400% increase on Facebook.
  • On Monday, the Day of Musical Action helped set a new website record with a 600% increase in daily page views.
  • In the week leading up to the event, engagement across our social media channels more than doubled.
  • Throughout the course of the day, over 4,000 people watched the Day of Musical Action on YouTube and Facebook.

Music Lives Forever

The marathon event ended with a moving compilation of Music Lives Forever, as performed by students, parents, faculty, staff, and special guests.



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