The Adolf Busch Award application is closed for the 2022 season.

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We seek to recognize and support organizations that use music to promote a more civil and just society.

2021 Recipients

The David’s Harp Foundation
San Diego, California

Trading grades for studio time helps incarcerated, foster and disadvantaged youth stay motivated.

Music Haven
New Haven, Connecticut

Free after-school music programming for eight years with a 100% college attendance rate.

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  • 2022 ABA Recipients
    The Adolf Busch Award is pleased to announce this year’s recipients: Musicambia and Beyond the Bars. Musicambia has received the $10,000 award, and […]
  • 2021 Adolf Busch Award Recipients
    We are delighted to announce that the  David’s Harp Foundation has been named the recipient of the 2021 Adolf Busch Award. The award […]
  • 2021 Adolf Busch Award Finalists
    We are proud to announce this year’s finalists for the 2021 Adolf Busch Award: Beyond the Bars,  The David’s Harp Foundation,  Music Haven,  Music on the Inside and Upbeat […]

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