Founded in 1920, The Diller-Quaile School of Music is a non-profit 501(c)(3) community music school that relies on voluntary contributions to its Annual Fund each year to help bridge the gap between tuition revenue and fees, and annual operating expenses. We invite you to join us today—as well as other current and past parents, alumni, friends, foundations, and government agencies—in our mission to provide music for all, music for a lifetime. Together, your valuable support will help to ensure that artistry, creativity, musicianship, and the joy of learning continue to thrive at Diller-Quaile.

Your support...
  • Sustains the School's credentialed, experienced, and dedicated faculty;
  • Provides valuable support for the School's artistic and academic programs;
  • Maintains the School's inspiring, well-equipped music studios and Performance Space;
  • Underwrites the need-based Scholarship Fund, ensuring that quality music education is accessible to all who seek it;
  • Funds the School's Community Music Programs that serve approximately 1,000 children and adults in New York City.
  • Annual Fund contributions may also be mailed to the following address:

    The Diller-Quaile School of Music
    Attention: Annual Fund
    24 East 95th Street
    New York, NY 10128

    Donations can be made with a check, credit card, or appreciated securities. Contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law. (Diller-Quaile's EIN number is 13-1843420.) For stock/securities transfer information, please contact Paul Devany at or Kirsten Morgan at

    Leadership Circle donors ($1,500+) are invited to attend the Annual Leadership Circle Party.

    For further information or questions about giving opportunities, including designating Diller-Quaile as a beneficiary of your estate plan through a bequest, please contact the Development Office, at 212-369-1484, ext. 22 or

    Leadership Circle
    Sustainer $50,000 and above
    Guarantor $25,000 - $49,999
    Maestro $10,000 - $24,999
    Impresario $5,000 - $9,999
    Benefactor $2,500 - $4,999
    Sponsor $1,500 - $2,499
    Patron $500 - $1,499
    Supporter $250 - $499
    Friend up to $249

    $375 Offers two sessions of Early Childhood Teacher Training courses at Diller-Quaile to day care and Head Start center teachers.
    $650 Sends faculty members to perform one concert for the patients, staff, and visitors at Mount Sinai Hospital.
    $750 Presents one free-of-charge group faculty concert and “meet the artists” reception for Diller-Quaile families and friends.
    $1,700 Allows the Diller-Quaile String Quartet to lead one Classical Access chamber music presentation at a public school, day care center, and/or public library.
    $2,850 Grants the average tuition assistance award to a financial aid recipient.
    $5,000 Provides lifelong learners with a faculty vocalist and pianist for a weekly singing group throughout the year as part of the Senior Centers Partnership.
    $8,000 Offers classroom music sessions, on-site mentoring, and staff workshops throughout the school year to one Harlem-based day care center and one Bronx-based day care center in the Preschool Partnership Program.
    $11,000 Provides bus transportation for 120 children from day care centers, Head Starts, or social service agencies to and from Diller-Quaile for singing, movement, visual art classes, and concert experiences throughout the duration of the Summer Music Partnership Program.


    • The Diller-Quaile School of Music is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Precollegiate Arts Schools and is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.
    • Diller-Quaile faculty members are graduates of exemplary conservatories, colleges, and universities: 75% hold master's degrees, including ten (10) with doctorates.
    • Tuition revenue and fees only cover approximately 70% of the School's cost to provide an exceptional music education, promote cultural vibrancy, and foster lifelong engagement in music.


    Corporate matching gifts are a great way for Diller-Quaile alumni, parents, and friends to maximize personal contributions to the School and increase the impact of their gift. By taking advantage of your company's matching gift benefit, you may be able to double or even triple the total amount of your contribution.