"Every day is a good day"

Dr. Dale J Lonis Scholarship Fund

Help us continue Dale’s legacy by making a donation in his honor

Dr. Dale J. Lonis passed away on March 20, 2022.  Dale spent a lifetime leading others by conducting, coaching and teaching.  He used humor, high energy and passion to share his values and knowledge in the pursuit of beauty and excellence.  He had a profound impact on the field of music education and his thousands of students and colleagues will be forever grateful for his mentoring and leadership.

Anyone who knew Dale was touched by his positive outlook, kindness and spirit.  He lived every day by his words, “Every day is a good day.”  Many will continue to use these words as strength for the future.

Dale’s work with the Jerusalem Music Center (JMC) began in 1980 and continued until his last trip in December 2019.  Dale found particular joy returning to Israel to work with these talented young musicians. 

It was among Dale’s last wishes to start a foundation which will continue the work of great musicians with Israel’s top talents.

We will dedicate the Young Israel Philharmonic’s winter concert to Dale’s memory.

This concert will mark the launch of the Foundation in Dale’s memory and we hope that with your help – friends, students, colleagues, teachers and all who had the chance to work with him – to reach the foundation’s fundraising goal of 50,000$ a year.

$33,000 has already been raised.