Awards and Grants

Since 1993, Melody of China has commissioned and premiered over 40 new works by 20 contemporary composers across the San Francisco Bay Area. Melody of China been a proud recipient of numerous awards and grants, which has provided proper fundings to our educational program, newly commissioned projects and performances.

Proud Members

Melody of China is a proud member of the Western Arts Alliance and Chamber Music America

Grant Acknowledgement

The Melody of China gratefully acknowledges the generous support of all our grant organizations and sponsors that has allowed us to continue our artistic mission in our education program and performance activities.

National Endowment of the Arts (2006)
Aaron Copland Fund for Music Recording Grant (2010)
California Arts Council Multi-Cultural Entry (1998-2002)
California Arts Council Artists in Schools (2006-2014)
San Francisco Arts Commission Organizational Project Grant (2001-2003)
San Francisco Arts Commission Cultural Equities Grant (1) (2006, 2008, 2012)
Zellerbach Family Foundation Community Arts (2001-2003, 2008-2013)
Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Fund (1998-2014)
San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music Musical Grant Program (2013)
American Composers Forum Commissioning Program (2013)
Silicon Valley Community Foundation (2007)
Artist Fee Support Program of City of San Jose, California (1998-1999)
Chamber Music America’s Music Performance Program (1998-2000)
Chamber Music America’s Classical Commissioning Grant (2006, 2013)
California Arts Council’s Multi-Arts Residence Program (2003)
California Arts Council Roster of Performing Arts Touring Program (2000-2004)
Creative Work Fund (2004-2005)
The James Irvine Foundation Arts Program (2005-2006)
Meet the Composer 2005 Commissioning Music/USA
Meet the Composer’s Met-Life Creative Connections (2008-2011)

Support Us Today

You can support Melody of China’s education and performance programs by making a tax-deductible* donation. Your donation directly supports our latest concert program of traditional Chinese music, or newly commissioned works and collaborations with world-class artists. Your donation makes a huge difference and impact in keeping Chinese traditional music alive in the Bay Area communities and the world.

*Melody of China is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Tax ID: 94-3307683

Yangqin Zhao
Executive and Artistic Director
(415) 215-7581

Mailing Address:
Yangqin Zhao
450A 2nd Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118

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