The Nelly Berman School Classical Music Institute (NBSCMI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit created by Nelly Berman to support gifted and hardworking students through a merit-based scholarship program and provide support for student chamber groups and music ensembles. Additionally, the Institute presents high-level classical concerts, masterclasses, and workshops to the greater Philadelphia community.
Scholarship recipients have won top prizes in local, national, and international competitions, performed as soloists with numerous orchestras including the Philadelphia Orchestra, and appeared in music festivals in the USA, Italy, France, Russia, including the Tanglewood Music Festival and the Van Cliburn Institute. They have performed at Carnegie Hall and the Kimmel Center, as well as on NPR’s “From the TOP”. You can see recent student awards here.
While our scholarship students are extraordinarily gifted and hard-working they would not be able to afford such a serious level of study without support from the NBSCMI. In the spirit of American philanthropy, which has kept musical institutions vibrant, we are calling on the greater community to keep Nelly’s vision and legacy alive for future generations of music students.
Please consider a tax-deductible donation to help us reach our campaign goal of $15,000.
Scholarship student, Ethan Lee performing with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age 12.
1. Mail a check to:
NBS Classical Music Institute
461 W. Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA 19041
2. Donations can now be made electronically through PayPal! Please click the button below to donate. Please notate whether or not you wish to remain anonymous.
3. Call our office at 610-896-5105.
NBSCMI donors are recognized in our program books in the following categories. Your gift may be listed anonymously if you choose.
Music Visionary $25,000 +
Concert Angel $10,000-$24,999
Friend up to $299
Please consider purchasing an advertisement to be printed in one or more of our concert booklets. To purchase an advertisement:
1. Call the Nelly Berman School Office at 610-896-5105 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The NBSCMI welcomes corporate sponsorships for many of our exciting events. Packages are designed with opportunities that range from event naming opportunities to key note speeches to advertisements on our website and joint PR. To find out more about partnering with NBS as a sponsor please call the Nelly Berman School Office at 610-896-5105.