Center for the Performing Arts announces $1 million gift


Here, Feinstein performs during a post-announcement reception at the Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport on Nov. 15. (Photo by Robyn Ferguson)

The Center for the Performing Arts announced today that it will receive a $1 million gift from private donors. The gift is a pledge in support of the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative. The Center said the donors will be introduced on Thursday, Nov. 15 at a 3:30 p.m. press briefing. The briefing is in the Shiel Sexton Songbook Lounge, located on the Gallery level of the Palladium.

“We are delighted to announce this major gift,” said Tania Castroverde Moskalenko, President/CEO of the Center for the Performing Arts. “Today’s gift makes it possible for us to continue growing our mission.”

The gift announcement comes on the 90 day mark for Castroverde Moskalenko. The new President/CEO started at the Center on August 13, 2012. She has a 14-year history of leading strong, financially viable arts centers. Prior to joining the Center for the Performing Arts, she served as Executive Director of the Germantown Performing Arts Centre (GPAC), located in Tennessee.

The Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative is located in the Palladium at the Center for Performing Arts. The Initiative was founded in 2007 to preserve and promote the music of the Great American Songbook. The two-fold mission of the Initiative is to bring the music of the Great American Songbook to young people today and to preserve it for future generations.

The work of the Feinstein Initiative includes:

  • High School Vocal Competition
  • Educational programming
  • Library, Archive and Gallery
  • Great American Songbook Hall of Fame

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