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The Music Foundation of Greater Naples honors Suzan Bergland

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Scholarship Competition

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Fernando Piano Program


Middle School Band and Orchestra Master Classes

Haegg Program

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our Vision

Our vision is a musically connected community where individuals can fulfill their artistic dreams.


our Mission

The Mission of The Music Foundation of Greater Naples is to support music education and performance, to provide scholarships, and to engage in collaborative outreach efforts


our History

Since 1965 the efforts of the Foundation have not changed, and we continue to make a different in the lives of children and adults throughout Greater Naples. 

Our Scholarships & Programs

  • Music Scores

    established in 2010 Mission Statement: To cost-effectively increase learning potential that enhances literacy and focus, left-right brain development, self-regulation and focus...
  • Fernando Elementary Piano Classes

    established in 2012 Current participants are students in four elementary Title 1 schools. Small after school group lessons twice a week...

    The $3,000 Hammes Musician Scholar Award is presented to a 12th grader, based upon competition score, music achievement, scholastic grade point...

    The purpose of this special scholarship is to encourage Collier County, Bonita Springs, and Estero students who are in middle school...

    The purpose of this Award is “To enable gifted and motivated students from low income families to achieve the intellectual and social...

    We invite your participation. Please visit the Support page of our Website.

The Foundation lives through you

When you give, you receive

When you give of your time, talents or donations to the Foundation, you are a part of great things in Naples Florida. Introducing music to children, enjoying top tier performances, and building a strong community. 


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News & Updates

Naples guitar student’s hope for ‘good experience’ wins her an international prize

  Paloma Chaprnka is a Music Foundation of Greater Naples Scholarship winner. Read the article below taken from...
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2021 HAMMES Musician Scholar Award Video — May, 2021

2021 Winner Percussion 1st Place – $3000 Lucas Bradshaw    
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2021 Scholarship winners announced — April, 2021

2021 Winners Congratulations to all of the entrants and winners. Note: • This is the final list of...
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In Memoriam – Suzan Bergland

  NAPLES, FL, 19, May, 2021 Suzan Holobaugh Bergland, 70, of Naples, died May 19, 2021, after a...
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2021 Annual Scholarship Program applications open through February 22

—– Annual Scholarship Program, 2021 The deadline for submission of the Scholarship Application was February 22, 2021. No...
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Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Scholarship Program

    In celebration of five decades of music education scholarships, supporters and music lovers filled Bower Chapel...
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What people say about the Music Foundation of Greater Naples
  • “…The foundation gives so many opportunities to children in need that they might not have otherwise. It’s remarkable to see the difference music can make in the lives of people of all ages and the opportunity to hear the music is truly a gift.”

    Jaclyn Bevis
    Board Member
  • “…The Foundation offers camaraderie and support to musical education programs and scholarship. Being on the Board of Directors allowed me to share this passion with other professionals.. and has been time well spent. As much as I may have helped in the mission, the Foundation has given me an ongoing amount of satisfaction and fun with music, which I enjoy.”

    Marty Cohn
    Former Treasurer

Music Foundation of Greater Naples

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