The Adolf Busch Award was founded with one sole purpose: to recognize and reward individuals and organizations that use music for social good.
Our mission is to recognize and support organizations that use music to promote a more civil and just society.
Though many of us on the Board are active in diverse fields, we are united in our passion for music as both a form of art and communication. We believe music is a potent tool for effectively countering cultural bias, confronting educational disadvantages, and teaching diverse skills that enable individuals to successfully surmount economic and/or cultural challenges.
We have been inspired by so many organizations, and last year’s recipients are but a small sampling of the efforts being made in this area. Play On, Philly!, The Playing for Change Foundation, specifically the Tintale Village Mother’s Society project, and Rock to the Future have made significant impact with their work, often with limited resources and in hostile environments.