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

(929) 350-1017
With Pianist Robert Taub in Rehearsal

Our Mission

Save The Music, Inc. was founded in 1991 and granted tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service in January 1993. Officers of the Board of Trustees are:

  • Thomas Herman, President
  • Joel Eric Suben, Vice President and Artistic Director
  • W. Emerson Parker, Jr., Secretary
  • Linda M. Rodgers, Treasurer
  • Deborah Schwenk, Legal Counsel

The following statement of goals is excerpted from our corporation by-laws, the full text of which is filed with the New Jersey Department of State in Trenton and with the Internal Revenue Service.


The purposes for which this corporation is organized and formed are:

To bring about the public appreciation and understanding of works by composers of the present and the past, with emphasis on compositions which have never yet been performed, or which have received only one or two performances;

To achieve the above-stated purpose by:

  • Presenting live musical performances in concert halls;
  • Presenting lecture-performances, workshops, and special demonstrations primarily educational in nature;
  • Presenting reading-sessions of new musical works;
  • Supporting commercial recordings of musical works;
  • Commissioning new works by composers;
  • To engage in any activity within the purposes for which not-for-profit corporations may be organized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.
Karol Rathaus by Al Hirschfeld
Leslie Bassett Composer William Grant Still Stefania De Kenessey

Save the Music, Inc. has been particularly effective in organizing and generating commercial recordings of music by Twentieth-Century American composers. We have played a role in realizing CD releases by raising and disbursing funds, and by negotiating directly with performing organizations to produce commercial recordings.

  • Anthony Louis Scarmolin Symphonies (complete), New World Records CD 80502-2
  • Brian Fennelly Orchestral Music, New World Records CD 80448-2
  • Richard Brooks Orchestral Music, Capstone CD CPS-8779
  • Eleanor Cory Orchestral Music, Soundspells CD 116
  • Michael Dellaira, Stefania de Kenessey, Frank Retzel Orchestral Works,
      Opus One Records CD 156
  • Beth Anderson, Leslie Bassett, Allan Blank, John Sichel, Marilyn Shrude Orchestral Works,
      Opus One Records CD 170
  • Allan Blank Orchestral Music, MMC CD 2053
  • Max Schubel Orchestral Works, Opus One Records CD 171
  • Leo Kraft Orchestral Music, Centaur Records CD CRC-799
  • Brian Fennelly Orchestral Works, CRI CD 759
  • Roger Sessions Piano Concerto (pending release)
  • Karol Rathaus Orchestral Works, Centaur Records CD CRC-2402
  • A. L. Scarmoln Orchestral Works,
      Naxos CD 8.559012 / Marco Polo CD 8.225031
  • Joelle Wallach Orchestral Works, Capstone CD CPS-8689
  • F. diArta Angeli opera scenes, Capstone CD CPS-8634
  • Robert Savage Orchestral Music, CRI CD 790
  • A. L. Scarmolin opera The Caliph, Centaur Records CD CRC-2504
  • Katherine Hoover Orchestral Works, Parnassus CD PACD 96019
  • William Grant Still opera arias, privately held by Wm Grant Still Music
  • A. L. Scarmolin shorter Orchestral Works, Centaur Records CD CRC-2620
  • Kile Smith Orchestral Music (pending release)
  • F. diArta Angeli opera scenes, Capstone CD CPS-8662
  • David Kowalski, Elias Tanenbaum, Rolv Yttrehus Orchestral Works, MMC CD 2104
  • Rolv Yttrehus Orchestral Music, CRI CD 843
  • Michael Dellaira scenes from Cheri (opera), Albany Troy CD 487
  • Brian Fennelly Orchestral Works, Albany Troy CD 491
  • A. L. Scarmolin Italian operas, Centaur Records CD CPS-2650
  • Judith Shatin Orchestral Works, Capstone CD CPS-8727
  • Elizabeth Austin Orchestral Works, Capstone CD CPS-8779
  • Mark Zuckerman Orchestral Works, JRJoseph
  • Bertolozzi Orchestral Works, MRS CD MS1223, Blue Wings Press CD BWP8806
  • Peter Blauvelt symphonies, Zimbel Records CD ZR106
  • Jon Bauman Orchestral Works, Diskant Records CD DK-0078-2
  • Emma Lou Diemer Orchestral Music, Navona CD 5898
  • Jon Bauman symphonies 3–6, Capstone Records CD 5637353169
  • Walter Ross Orchestral Music (pending release)
  • Steve Heitzeg Orchestral Music, Stone Circle CD SC003
  • Charles Berry Orchestral Music, Centaur Records CD CRC28982
  • Vittorio Furgeri Orchestral Music, CRS records CD___
  • Leo Kraft Orchestral Works, Centaur Records CD CRC 2756
  • Martin Kennedy Piano Concerto, Andardy Records via cdbaby.com
  • David Kechley orchestral works, Innova CD 932
Brian Fennelly
Donnie Rae Albert
Elliot Carter
Larry Thomas Bell
Leo Kraft