Youth Education

Matthew Howe and students from Cathedral City High school music program with Maestro Carl St.Clair, Pacific Symphony Photo by Marc Glassman ©

The Palm Springs Friends of Philharmonic is proud to sponsor a robust youth education program. In addition to summer music camp scholarships, the Philharmonic provides financial support to the arts education program at the McCallum Theatre, offers grants to local area music organizations, provides free student tickets to concerts and masterclasses by visiting artists.  


The Board of Directors has set aside one time grant funds of $50,000 for music nonprofits and schools in the Coachella Valley.  We understand there are unique needs during these extraordinary times and it is our honor to support our mission to bring the joy of classical music to the Coachella Valley. Click below to download application and email to   

Summer Music Camps .

A major component of our youth education program is our summer
scholarship program. This program helps the most dedicated and
serious music students attend summer music camps. A majority of
these students attend the renowned Idyllwild Summer Music program
but other camps located across the country are eligible.

It is our pleasure to offer this scholarship opportunity to our talented
Coachella Valley music students. If you are interested in applying for
a scholarship, please submit the application form located
here. For
any questions, please call the PSFP office at

Left to right: board director Dean Kauffman, Kajsa Thuresson-Frary, McCallum Theatre, Matthew Howe, Cathedral  City High School, board director Gary Schahet and Phyllis Schahet..

Photo by Marc Glassman ©

Musical Instrument Donations

Our local music students need your help!  Local band directors are working with an inventory of musical instruments that in many cases are up to 30 years old and in need of constant repair.  If you have a musical instrument in good condition that you might consider donating,  please contact us.   

Contact us

Palm Springs Friends Of Philharmonic
PO Box 12770
Palm Desert, CA 92255-2770


Phone: 760-341-1013

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