Established in 2008

Dr. Marvin J. Rosenblum established this Fund in honor of his parents, Ernest and Selma Rosenblum, who always valued music and the performing arts. Born in Chausy, Russia, in the late 1800s, Ernest and Selma immigrated to Nashville, Tennessee, in the early 1900s. They had eight children together and often filled their house with music, song and dance. Ernest was an accomplished violinist and Selma played the piano. Ernest and Selma supported music and the performing arts and considered them to be a vital part of life and of every person’s education. This Fund will carry on their tradition of support for nonprofits providing operatic and symphonic performances of the highest quality so that others may be enriched as they were.