The Performathon for Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia (performathonCHOP) is a non-profit organization from the private piano studios of Professor Ingrid Clarfield and Todd Simmons. Jacqueline Chen and Alyssa Xu, piano students of Professor Clarfield, are the lead organizers of the event. Liz Nielsen, piano student of Mr. Simmons, is the representative from the Simmons Studio.
We are dedicated in helping the Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia (CHOP) through music. It is not only about the competitions, it is about the joy and happiness that music brings to people. We want to raise money to help children who are sick at the same time. What could be done to achieve all of that? A performathon!
The performathon is a piano benefit concert that will be hosted every spring. We picked it up from the Ronald McDonald performathon that was held annually in previous years to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House. Our goal is to raise $3,000 this year! While we planned the original performathon to be held on April 11, 2020 at Jacob's Music in Lawrence Township, NJ, this year's performathon has turned virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pianists from the Clarfield and Simmons studios will be featured, performing a collection of classical works.
All funds raised will go to The Children's Fund, which provides essential resources that allows CHOP to act quickly to seize new opportunities and meet unexpected needs of children as they arise. For more information about The Children's Fund please click here.
For more information on our organization, please click here.
Thanks to the hardwork and support of the students and their families and friends, before matching, a total of $3350 has been raised, and after matching, a total of $7550 has been raised for CHOP!! All the money has been specifically donated to the Children's Fund. We're so glad that we could still make the performathon happen and fundraise for the children this year (albeit a little differently)!
The wonderful students that played in this year’s performathon are: Averie Wu, Parth Gupta, Mackenzie Leung, Arielle Chen, Rachel Herway, Sarah Chen, Mary Nielsen, Taksh Gupta, Gracelynne Hao, Kenneth Fan, Effie Li, Liz Nielsen, Alyssa Xu, Talia Black, Amber Wang, Jennifer Liu, Jacqueline Chen, Sammi Li, and Effie Li.