The National Philharmonic ( offers music education programs that serve more than 14,000 children from every age and income level, including students in the Free and Reduced-Price Meals (FARMS) system. Programs include student concerts, school music curricula, summer camps, youth competition, world-renowned musician mentorships and free tickets to National Philharmonic concerts.

Headquartered: North Bethesda

Serves: Metro region

What a donation buys:

  • $75 covers the cost for a family of four to attend any National Philharmonic concert.
  • $250 covers a full scholarship for a student in the Summer Choral Institute.
  • $500 covers a full scholarship for a student in a Summer String Institute.

Volunteer opportunities:

  • One day: Help with special events of the National Philharmonic.
  • Weekly: Provide support with data entry administration information.
  • Internships