Music for Life NYC is a non-profit organization dedicated to humanitarian relief and cultural outreach through the musical arts. Music for Life NYC believes in the strength of philanthropic organizations joining forces and, therefore, collaborates with other established charities to effectively raise awareness and charitable contributions for their respective missions through music.

New York Women’s Philharmonic is the musical arm of Music for Life NYC and is comprised of a community of extraordinary female virtuoso soloists and orchestral members who want to utilize their musical talents for philanthropic causes.

The initial programs to execute Music for Life NYC's mission are via charitable benefit concerts. A percentage of the net profits from these performances will be donated to a specific charity or charities that have clearly demonstrated a devotion to helping under-served individuals and communities.

Embracing Children of the Night for its first benefit collaboration. Since 1979, Children of the Night has been rescuing hundreds of children each year from the ravages of child prostitution. Music for Life NYC is proud to support Children of the Night's honorable mission. Please visit for more information about Children of the Night's life-saving work. 

Music for Life NYC gratefully recognizes the generous support from The Tom James Gallery (  in donating 30% of its proceeds from the sale of all artwork purchased and earmarked for Music for Life NYC to Music for Life NYC.


Support Music for Life, NYC & The New York Women's Philharmonic

Contributions in support of Music for Life NYC and New York Women's Philharmonic and their work are greatly appreciated and may be payable to Fractured Atlas, earmarked for Music for Life NYC. Click here to Support Music for Life, NYC. Thank you.


Music for Life is fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas, a non-profit, tax exempt organization that legally services not-for-profit artists and organizations such as Music for Life NYC. Fractured Atlas will collect donations on Music for Life NYC's behalf in accordance with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidelines. All donations are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information about Fractured Atlas, click here.

To make a tax deductible donation to Music for Life NYC, click here. (Note: A new window to Fractured Atlas' web site will appear.) Open, print or save the FRACTURED ATLAS MAJOR GIFT LETTER.


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Sponsorships Available

Sponsorships for various programs and performances are available! Contact us and submit your information so we can get in touch with you!

Board of Directors

Virginia Luque: President
Sean Kemether: Secretary/Treasurer
Peter Chaffetz: Director
Chris Arkin: Director
Dr. Eileen Kemether: Director

Advisory Council Members

Dr. Jason Kovacic
Dr. Kim Kramer

Honorary Advisory Council Members

Sonia Braga
Fabiano Canosa
Russell Cleveland
Stuart Deutsch
Ricky Gordon
Hermann Hauser III
Gilbert Hetherwick
Naomi Judd
Cheryl Keagan
Dr. Lois Lee
Remigio Morales-Bermudez
Paul Polycarpou
Iñigo Ramirez de Haro
P.J. Robowsky
Dr. Linda Stillman
Larry Strickland
Rick Vito
Maestro Hector Zaraspe

The Directory

Chaffetz & Lindsey LLC Chaffetz & Lindsey LLC
Consulate General of Spain Consulate General of Spain - New York
Spain Arts and Culture Spain Arts and Culture
The Guitar Salon The Guitar Salon

Benefit Collaboration

Children of the Night Benefit Concert Children of the Night


Virginia Luque
President & Founder
New York Women's Philharmonic and Music for Life NYC
Music Director & Director of Operations
New York Womens' Philharmonic