Nov 9, 2021

The Discovery Orchestra Receives Investors Foundation Grant

Investors Foundation

Grant Will Support the Orchestra’s Local & Digital Music Education Programs

SUMMIT, New Jersey – The Discovery Orchestra (“the Orchestra”) recently received a $2,500 grant from Investors Foundation. The grant will help further The Discovery Orchestra’s mission of teaching music listening skills by providing interactive and accessible programs virtually and in-person for audiences in North Central New Jersey and beyond.

The Orchestra applied for the grant from the Investors Foundation, which supports non-profit organizations that enrich the diverse communities served by Investors Bank.

“By exploring the different artists and styles within classical repertoire and linking the classical tradition to other genres of music, The Discovery Orchestra brings music’s powerful sense of connection and well-being to people all over the world. Through an increasing array of online distribution channels and partnerships, The Discovery Orchestra makes rich music experiences available to people who might not otherwise be able to enjoy them due to geographic, financial, or other barriers,” said Virginia Johnston, Executive Director of the Orchestra. “We are thrilled to have community partners like the Investors Foundation who continue to support our mission and work.”

The Investors Foundation grant will help underwrite the Orchestra’s 2021-22 programs for the public, which include a live Discovery Concert broadcast on radio station WWFM, The Classical Network, as well as Inside Music, a bi-monthly educational radio program also on WWFM. Additionally, the grant will support music listening programs for our local outreach partner organizations, which serve music students in Newark, Morristown, Paterson and Trenton. We also offer monthly blogs, free online materials, video/podcast content and five public television programs featuring Artistic Director George Marriner Maull and Orchestra members.

About The Discovery Orchestra

The Discovery Orchestra is a nonprofit music education organization based in Summit, New Jersey, teaching the attentive listening skills that help people of all backgrounds better comprehend, experience and emotionally connect with classical music. Under the direction of Artistic Director, George Marriner Maull, the Orchestra uses a welcoming approach to classical music appreciation for the general public. Founded in 1987, the Orchestra engages audiences through live interactive concerts, intimate gatherings, community outreach events and television and digital content. The Orchestra’s award-winning media programs are available for purchase on Amazon Prime Video, and its most recent program for public television, Discover The Firebird, is being broadcast nationwide. For more information on the Orchestra, visit, or connect with the Orchestra on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About Investors Bank

Investors Bank, headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, is a full-service community bank that has been serving customers since 1926. With over $25 billion in assets and a network of more than 150 retail branches, Investors Bank delivers personalized services and products tailored to the needs of its customers. Investors Bank’s services include complete deposit, loan and cash management products for consumers and businesses. Investors Bank. Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.

About the Investors Foundation

Investors Bank created the Investors Foundation in 2005 to support the communities Investors Bank serves. Investors Foundation supports initiatives in the arts, youth development, health and human services, education and affordable housing.  The Investors Foundation works to improve the lives of its neighbors and communities across the bank’s footprint. 

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