December 2022

Feature of Note

#Giving Tuesday: We're almost there!

Thank you for all you support!! We've raised over $9000!

Our fund raiser is still going on!  All gifts through December 31 are eligible for the match, doubling your support. Every contribution, no matter what size, is significant to our continued outreach and growth.  Please consider making a donation today!


Membership Happenings

December Membership Happenings -

A Message from Bill Garlette

G’day Everyone – I’m happy to report that the Membership and Program Committee is finally an actual committee with many Grainger enthusiasts and experts at the ready. We have many endeavors to pursue, but we’re starting out sensibly with just a few.

Dana Paul Perna, a long time Society member, Recording Secretary Emeritus, and Grainger expert, has begun a project he has long wanted to explore – Oral Histories. He is contacting the longstanding members who are at the foundation of the original Society. Folks like President Emeritus Rolf Stang, President Emeritus Barry Peter Ould, and former board members and Grainger expert Keith Brion, to name just a few. The goal? Glean their insights into the Society from its founding to the present.

Above: Dana Paul Perna, Percy Grainger Society Recording Secretary Emeritus. Listen to his radio show, the Dana Paul Perna Power Hour here.

Above: Jennifer Martin, Professor of Music at Cuesta College and Conductor of the San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra and Central Coast Gilbert & Sullivan

Another very important endeavor is being investigated by Jennifer Martin. One of the greatest hurdles in any Grainger research is locating references and materials. So many Grainger documents and files are scattered throughout the world. Jenn’s daunting task is to identify both the location and a list of what is out there and where (follow this link to view her work on the Grainger website). Many remarkable scholars have collected much of this information but there is still work to be done. 

Most importantly, we seek to both inform and attract new members to the Society. Folks in all the various genres that were Grainger endeavors are not aware of our renewed organization and all the offerings we have now. We need your help. We need to identify the many publications, journals, and organizations that would be potentially interested in what we have to offer. In addition to letting your colleagues and students know of the Society, could you please drop us a line letting us know who and where we can contact folks to spread the word of the amazing genius and legacy of Percy Grainger.

Here's wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday.

Yours in the Democracy of Music,

Bill Garlette


Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteering with the Grainger Society.  A Great Experience. 

What does a volunteer at the Grainger Home and Studio do?  Click here to meet Volunteer Stewart Lee and hear about her experience with working with us at the Percy Grainger Home and Studio.  

Learn More about Volunteering

Save the Date

Volunteer Orientation: January 21, 2023 

Interested in sharing the living history and educational mission of the Percy Grainger Home with Studio with local and global visitors? Join our Volunteer Program! Learn more at our Volunteer Orientation on Saturday, January 21, 2023 from 1 pm - 2 pm, followed by a tour, at the Grainger Home at 7 Cromwell Place. Follow this link to view the orientation schedule, and let us know you are coming by sending an RSVP to Susan Colson at We look forward to seeing you on January 21st!

The Percy Grainger Society

7 Cromwell Place | White Plains, New York 10601




Our mission is to promote the work and legacy of Percy Grainger with a membership community that preserves his historic house, encourages appreciation performance of his music, and promotes a deeper understanding of the cultural, social, and economic context of his life and work.

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