Since its creation, the Classical Artists Development Foundation (CADF) has recognized gifted young musicians with CADF Artist Fellow Grants, financial and professional support, and nationwide venues where they can launch their careers. CADF, with the Butler School of Music as its co-sponsor, recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of the nation’s greatest classical music teachers through the sponsorship of community recitals where the teachers can share the accomplishments of their gifted students with their community. CADF also helps promote public school and university programs that seek to identify and nurture promising, emerging young artists in the tonal arts.
CADF has organized these efforts into the following three programs:
- Artist Fellows in Residence: Only the most gifted young artists between the ages of 21 and 30 years are selected as CADF Artist Fellows in Residence.. Each Fellow is awarded a grant which includes financial and professional support as well as the opportunity to perform in nationwide venues.
- World Class Studio Performance Series (WCSPS): In this program, only the nation’s greatest classical music teachers are recognized and celebrated. It sponsors community recitals in which the selected teachers can share the extraordinary accomplishments of their most gifted student with their community. The WCSPS is co-sponsored by the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music and the Classical Artists Development Foundation.
- Emerging Classics (EC): This program seeks to support and promote community, public school and university programs that identify and nurture emerging artists in the tonal arts.
CADF, a Texas foundation endowing Talent.