Our Donors

Our Donors

nienteForte would like to thank our donors for joining us in our mission to champion contemporary music in New Orleans.

Season 12 Donors

  • Hannah Banghart
  • Bert and Joyce Lee
  • Liang Family Foundation
  • Alice Piau
  • Kari Bersharse


  • Virginia McDowell

Past Donors

  • Amanda Daboer Bartlett
  • Hannah Banghart
  • Lyn Davis Banghart
  • John Banghart
  • Christina Borne
  • Kari Besharse
  • Eric Cheung
  • Laura Cocks
  • Nicole Fraser
  • Jeffrey Gavett
  • Kim Gilman
  • Evan Johnson
  • Steven Layton
  • Shaya Lyon
  • Bert and Joyce Lee
  • Liang Family Charity Foundation
  • Elizabeth McCaughey
  • Alice Piau
  • Kyle Pearcy
  • Vicky Sadin
  • Philip Schuessler
  • Seven Takasugi
  • Anna-Louise Walton

Your donation can truly impact how contemporary music can inspire our community! For more information, go to our Donate Page!

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Our Sponsors

Our Sponsors

nienteForte is thankful for the invaluable support and contributions given to us by our organizational sponsors:

Season 10:


  • FOCI Arts
  • New Music New Orleans
  • Tulane University Marching Band
  • Kappa Kappa Psi – Rho Chapter
  • Newcomb College Institute

nF Participants

nF Participants

nienteForte would be nothing without the talented group of performers, composers, and presenters that have joined our community over the years. We are thankful and humbled to have hosted such an esteemed set of artists.

Season 11: Megan Ihnen, Roberta Michel, Carlos Cordeiro, Ensemble Linea

Season 10: Byrne:Kozar:Duo, Portland Percussion Group, Duo Crema

Season 9: Bent Duo, Ogni Suono, The Rhythm Method, Andy Kozar

Season 8: TALEA Ensemble, Alfonso Noreiga

Season 7: TAK Ensemble, Versipel New Music, Ray Evanoff

Season 6: ECCE Ensemble, Erin Gee, Yu-Hui Chang, Jane Cassidy, Joe Shriner

Season 5: Ensemble Pamplemoose

Season 4: Liminal Space

Season 3: Jenni Brandon

Season 2: Steven Brown

Season 1: David Constantine

Special Thanks

Special Thanks

nienteForte would like to give special thanks to the people and organizations who have supported us with their time and/or resources throughout the years:

  • Jim Atwood
  • Michael Batt
  • Kari Bersharse
  • Yotam Haber
  • Lisa Hooper
  • Mark Lighthiser
  • Zak Line
  • John Reeks
  • Leonard Reybon
  • Daniel Sharp
  • Joe Shriner
  • Barry Spanier
  • Andrew Szypula
  • Chuck Taylor
  • Doug Walsh
  • Kappa Kappa Psi Rho Chapter
  • Tulane University Newcomb Department of Music
  • University of New Orleans School of Music