Rachel Barton Pine Foundation (RBPF)

Expanding Awareness of and Appreciation for Classical Music

The Rachel Barton Pine Foundation is a charitable organization providing services and funding for classical music education, research, performances, and artists, to benefit listeners and learners alike.

Current projects include an instrument loan program, grants for education and career, support of classical music programs in developing nations, and creation of a supplemental curriculum of music for strings by composers of African descent.

The important work of the Rachel Barton Pine Foundation is only possible with your help! Please consider making a generous, tax-deductible donation to the RBP Foundation or to any of our programs. Gifts of any amount are helpful and welcome, and we would be happy to discuss creating a giving opportunity to fit your interests.

We Appreciate Your Support!

Instrument Loans

Instrument Loan Program

The Instrument Loan Program provides young artists with high-quality stringed instruments. Instruments range from fine student-level stringed instruments to antique bows and rare vintage concert instruments.

Global Heartstrings

Global Heartstrings

Global Heartstrings supports aspiring classical musicians in developing countries with basic supplies such as rosin, strings, reeds, and sheet music.


Grants for Education & Career

The Grants for Education and Career helps with expenses such as piano accompanist fees, sheet music purchase, travel expenses to competitions, and audition recording sessions.

Music by Black Composers

Music by Black Composers

Music by Black Composers (MBC) will supplement current instrumental training methods by publishing books of music by Black composers from around the world.