Causes: Arts and Culture, Children and Youth, Education
EPSMF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts and music organization, founded in 2005, working to provide El Pasoans and the border community a variety of classical musical events, youth dedicated programs, and community outreach.
Our name, the El Paso Society for Musicians of the Future (EPSMF) is a dba, established in the Spring of 2014 as a way to launch EPSMF in it’s 10th anniversary into a clear and identifiable direction with its work in the community.
Originally founded as the El Paso Summer Music Festival, EPSMF has its origins in June 2005. The first concert grew out of a similar event the year before, a birthday memorial concert for Michael Salzman, and the inauguration of a piano scholarship in his name for the University of Texas at El Paso Music Department. The aim was to have an annual summer festival series featuring guest artists along with recognizing a prominent El Pasoan integral to the Arts.
Today, the El Paso Society for Musicians of the Future is a non-profit organization working to give El Pasoans and the border community a variety of youth programs and musical events. Programs include the Competition for Young Musicians, the Instruments for Young Lives Program, the Ambassador Leadership Program for young musicians, and the OM/NI Competition (Original Music/New Ideas) for young composers.The annual summer series has evolved into competition performances and the presentation of new musical scores through the OM/NI program. EPSMF fills a niche in the world of music and in the border community that adds value to lives through the power of music.