Sound Understanding - DAAD Alumni Association Annual Concert

Sound Understanding is DAAD and the DAAD Alumni Association's annual concert showcasing the young, talented DAAD music fellows from Germany who have spent the past year studying at music schools in the US and Canada. The music fellows are selected in a national competition among the best students of Germany's renowned music colleges.

On Thursday, April 7, 2016, the 2015/16 DAAD music fellows and alumni will take the stage of Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall for the a concert of classical and jazz music, to help raise awareness of the work of DAAD and the DAAD Alumni Association in promoting transatlantic exchange.

View the photo gallery from 2015 year's concert below.
The 2015/2016 DAAD Music Fellows
Jan Bastel, vocals
Eva-Julia Ehninger, vocals
Eva Klesse, drums
Maren Rothfritz, viola
Janning Trumann, trombone
Please note that DAAD alumni will be performing with this year's fellows in the Sound Understanding music concert.
Sponsorship Opportunities

Attractive sponsorship packages will help you associate your brand name with an enjoyable cultural evening highlighting the next generation of German musicians and meet leaders of the German-American business community. Previous sponsors and attendees included, among others, the Robert Bosch Corporation, Deutsche Bank, DHL, Lufthansa, Mercedes-Benz USA, Schering/Berlex Laboratories, and others.

Please see the Sponsorship Opportunities for details.

The DAAD Alumni Association is a 501(c)(3) organization, and all contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowable by the law.
Other Ways to Support this Event

The DAAD Alumni Association continues to welcome support from generous DAAD alumni, friends and partners.
Photos from Past Concerts

Friends and guests of DAAD and the DAAD Alumni Association enjoyed a delightful evening of musical entertainment at previous years' concerts. Here you can view photos from past concerts.

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Sound Understanding 2016
Sound Understanding - Sponsors 2016

The DAAD Alumni Association of the US and DAAD would like to gratefully acknowledge all of the sponsors of this year’s event and all of our members and donors across the country. Their support will help us to ensure that the important work of international academic and cultural exchange between the US and Germany continues to address the needs of the modern transatlantic relationship.

Gold Sponsor ($ 5000)

Wolfgang A. Knapp

Silver Sponsors ($ 2000)

Ben Waldau

Bronze Sponsors ($1,000)

Greuer Family (im memory of Dr.-Ing. Rudolf Erimar Adalbert Greuer)

Chi-Chien Huang

Manfred Phillip

Helene Zimmer-Loew

Supporters ($500)

Erika Berroth

Erich Haratsch

Brian Mitchell

Rosmarie Morewedge

Mechthild Schmidt Feist

We’d also like to thank: Guy Bacigalupi, Sigrid Berka, Thomas Bischof, Ursula B. Day, Frederick Gable, Renny Harrigan, James Hurley, Robert Meyerson, Herbert Ogden, Ian Pate, Walter Rowland, Lia Schwartz Lerner (in memory of Bertha and Gregorio Schwartz, Thomas Skinner, Otto Sonntag, Nancy Stuhlmuller, Irmgard and Anthony Taylor, Rick White, Qincheng Zhang.