The Nelly Berman School Classical Music Institute (NBSCMI) Announces:

Donation Information

Advertisement Opportunities

Corporate Sponsorship

The Nelly Berman School Classical Music Institute is a 501 (c) (3) non profit, which was created by Nelly Berman to support gifted and hardworking students through a merit based scholarship program. Additionally the institute presents high level classical music concerts to the greater Philadelphia Community. The institute also provides support for chamber groups to provide rich program of music study. Scholarship recipients have won top prizes in local and national competitions, performed as soloists with numerous orchestras including the Philadelphia Orchestra, and appeared in music festivals in the USA, Italy, France, Monaco, Israel, Russia, Germany, Tanglewood, and the Van Cliburn Institute, among others. They have performed at Carnegie Hall and the Kimmel Center, as well as on NPR’s “From the TOP”. This school year alone, 12 scholarship students have performed as soloists in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall! While these students are extraordinarily gifted and hard working, some practicing up to eight hours a day, they would not be able to afford the amount of lessons they receive without support from the NBSCMI. You can see recent student awards here:

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 to come.

Please consider a tax-deductible donation to help us reach our campaign goal of $1.5 million. 

Ethan Lee with the Philadelphia Orchestra

Scholarship student, Ethan Lee performing with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age 12.

Support Levels

NBSCMI donors are recognized in our program books in the following categories. Your gift may be listed anonymously if you choose.

Music Visionary $50,000 +
Concert Angel $25,000-$49,999
Music Lover $10,000-$24,999
Maestro $5,000-$9,999
Virtuoso $1,000-$4,999
Romantic $500-$999
Supporter $300-$499
Friend $20-$299

How to Donate

1. Download this Young Classical Virtuosos of Tomorrow Advertisement , Sponsorship and Donation Form., fill it out, and return it 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, and that your donation is part of the “Celebrating Nelly” Endowment Campaign.

3. Call our Administrative Director, Alexander Serio at 610-896-5105.




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Advertisement Opportunities

Please consider purchasing an advertisement to be printed in our “Celebrating Nelly: a Tribute to a Life in Music” Gala Concert program books.  To purchase an advertisement:

1. Download this Young Classical Virtuosos of Tomorrow Advertisement , Sponsorship an Donation Form., fill it out, and return it to:

NBS Classical Music Institute
461 W. Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA 19041

2. Call Alexander Serio, Administrative Director at 610-896-5105 or E-mail: nbsmusic@comcast.net

Corporate Sponsorship

The NBSCMI welcomes corporate sponsorships for the “Young Classical Virtuosos of Tomorrow” competition in memory of Nelly Berman.  Many exciting packages are designed with opportunities that range from a possible event naming and key note speech to advertisement on our website and joint PR.  To find out more about partnering with NBS  as a sponsor please call Alexander Serio, Administrative Director at 610-896-5105.

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