Organized Labor and Construction Industry

The school has a long history of both in-kind and monetary support from organized construction trade unions and contractors. In particular, Laborers Local 499 and the Laborers Local 499 Labor Management Fund and UA Local 190 Plumbers/Pipefitters/ Services Technicians/ Gas Distribution and the UA Local 190 Labor Management Fund provided major support in 2012, recognizing the difference music can make in developing our community.

Cooperative Outreach Music Program (COMP) Sponsors:

Mardi Gras Fund,  

2013 Night for the Rising Stars Sponsors:


Michigan Commerce Bank

Sensors Inc.
Limno-Tech INC
Retirement Income Solutions

Silent Auction Supporters:


Ann Arbor Art Center
Ann Arbor Brewing Company
Ann Arbor City
Austin Warburton Jewelers
Balance Massage Therapy
Center for Yoga
Chartruese Tea
Cherry Republic
Cafe Felix
Grandma's Books
Michigan Theater
Phoenix Center
Roos Roast
Tammy's Tastings
Ten Thousand Villages
University of Michigan's Interpretive Center
Winspire Me

20th Year Anniversary Gala and Concert Sponsors:



Brookwood Studio 
Marie Deveney and Marty Pernick
South Main Square Associates






Foundation contributions provide significant support for AA-SPA music programs. Every year AA-SPA receives grants from new and established foundations to continue our vision of accessibility for all ages, skill levels, and economic situations. The grants help us make a difference in the lives of many individuals every year:

  • Financial aid 
  • COMP Tutor Program
  • Lessons, classes, camps and workshops in music
  • Free concerts and special music events
  • Collaborations/partnerships with local organizations

As a non-profit organization, AA-SPA relies on grants from foundations as well as individuals, corporations, and government agencies.  We would love to hear from you to discuss current and emerging program funding opportunities with all foundations that support the arts and arts-in-education programs.

To discuss foundation grant opportunities, please contact Anne Berquist at 734.213.2000.