GMF2020: Our Friends and Colleagues

Gateways Music Festival is grateful to our friends and colleagues from around the world who support and promote, specifically, the artistry of Black classical composers and musicians. We honor your efforts and, in solidarity, commit to supporting you in every way we can.

Thankfully, there is a growing list of organizations and programs, including libraries, performing arts organizations, new non-profits and others, who are realizing the urgent necessity of supporting Black classical musicians. We look forward to the exponential growth of this list in the coming months and years.

Certainly not exhaustive, but below are a few of the organizations and programs whose efforts support Black classical composers and musicians. Clicking on their logos will take you directly to their websites.

We encourage you to learn about and support their good work.

Lee Koonce
President & Artistic Director
Gateways Music Festival


Gateways Music Festival is grateful to the following foundations, corporations and governmental agencies for their support and contributions made between November 1, 2018 and October 31, 2020.