Recording For Composers & Soloists: Save the Music, Inc.

(929) 350-1017
Recording Session with Czech Orchestra

Classical Music Support

Free Assessments/Consultations for Music Projects

Cost-Saving Classical Music Support for Composers and Soloists

Making it in the classical music business is like swimming in shark-infested waters. Making it as a composer in today’s classical music business can be like swimming in a dried-out sea-bed. You need smart preparation and execution to avoid the many pitfalls lurking at every turn in the recording roadway.

We are nonprofit and devoted to helping you promote your music.

What We Do

  • We match your material with orchestras or chamber musicians in the USA and abroad;
  • We find the most economical venues for recording and performance;
  • We carefully examine all material to make an informed price quote for your project;
  • We have a quarter-century of proud collaboration with distinguished musicians worldwide;
  • We make price quotes only when we can guarantee them.
Rehearsal with Cellist Alvin McCall


(929) 350-1017

About Save the Music

During his first dozen years of conducting orchestras and choruses professionally in the US and abroad, founder Joel Eric Suben took every opportunity to include recent and neglected older works in his performances. In 1991, he oversaw the creation of Save the Music, Inc. and lost no time in obtaining grant support for the performance of new concert music.

In 1992, Suben oversaw the transformation of Save the Music, Inc. into a tax-exempt, not-for-profit corporation. By late 1993, STM undertook the first of a long series of studio recording projects stretching up to the present time.

Along the way, STM has added to its activities by including in-school symphony orchestra concerts, live concert performances of opera, and recordings of the standard repertoire for the career enhancement of singers and instrumental soloists. STM frequently organizes studio recordings of chamber music.

With Virgil Thomson at the MacDowell Colony

Throughout a quarter-century of activity, STM's work has been guided by an obsessive concern for thorough preparation with the aim of providing to composers and soloists an enduring legacy in the form of faithfully rendered and highly professional recordings designed to enlighten generations of listeners to come.

Rehearsal with Rose Mary Harbison

Among the organizations from whom STM has received grants are:

  • American Academy & Institute of Arts and Letters
  • Ernst & Young LLP Shared Services
  • The Argosy Foundation Contemporary Music Fund
  • The Austin Community Foundation
  • The Henry Cowell Foundation
  • The Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University
  • The Mona Haber Trust
  • The McKenzie Family Trust
  • City University of New York Faculty Research Trust
  • Princeton University
  • The A. L. Scarmolin Trust
  • Sears Workplace Giving Campaign
  • The Siegle Foundation
  • The Virgil Thomson Foundation
  • Target Foundation
  • Public Service Electric & Gas Community Foundation


Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

(929) 350-1017

W. Emerson Parker, Jr.
c/o Save The Music, Inc.
PO Box 6268 West Side Station
Hoboken, NJ 07030

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