Founders Patti Compton and Anthony Small teamed up to create a music foundation to inspire a deeper level of appreciation for American music and the musicians who created America's art forms.
Patti Compton has an extensive background in entertainment marketing and public relations, working with major entertainment clients such as CBS Television, Universal, and Paramount. As the Public Relations Director for the Doheny Blues Festival, Patti has worked closely with artists, artist managers, festival producers, media and tourism entities. Passionate about music and music history, Patti has built a reputation for deeply caring about the preservation of original American musical art forms, creating educational content and live radio segments on KX FM. She develops impactful educational music programs that benefit the community.
Anthony Small is a member of the City of Dana Point Arts and Culture Commission, Dana Point Times columnist, and local musician. For years, Anthony has encouraged and promoted artists and created programs for the cultural enrichment of the community. Anthony is a member of the Orange County chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and holds a Certificate of Arts Management from UC Irvine (Merage School of Business and Trevor School of the Arts.)
Anthony and Patti both hold Certificates of Arts Management from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Nonprofit Management Institute.
Our mission is to inspire and educate our community through the preservation and presentation of music.
Music Preserves Foundation is a
fiscally-sponsored project of OneOC,
a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Contributions to Music Preserves Foundation
are tax-deductible. The tax-exempt number is 95-2021700.
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