The American Ideals Foundation was founded by Composer/Pianist Robert A. Moffa and Mercedes A. Moffa to recognize and promote the Arts and to give back to the community without charge. His inspiration came in the early "60's" from former President, John F. Kennedy, when he wrote to Moffa, the following:
"You are to be congratulated for your contribution to the American ideals worldwide, through your music."
President John F. Kennedy
The Foundation has been creating legacies for many years, and has been endorsed and awarded numerous times throughout the years. Performers and artists have been commissioned, recognized and placed, and founder Robert Moffa and the American Ideals Foundation, Inc. non profit has been awarded the Keys to many U.S. cities and given proclamations from Mayors, Governors, State officials, Congress, U.S. Presidents and Leaders of Foreign Countries.
The NATIONAL FARMERS' MEMORIAL, INCLUDING MOFFA'S MUSIC WAS PRESENTED TO CONGRESS AND IS IN THE 99TH CONGRESSIONAL RECORD OF THE U.S.A.
Proclamations were received from every State and Governor for this Project!
The National Farmers' Memorial Project: The Orchestra Suite, The American Farmer Oratorio,I am a Farmer was dedicated at the National Agricultural Hall of Fame in Bonner Springs, Kansas. A unique memorial , is open to the public and took five years of constant organization and work by the American Ideals Foundation to achieve, along with its personal presentation to Congress.
The American Ideals Foundation, is famed for its original projects in the Arts and for Military heroes. Every project below took years of dedication, hard work and funds to conclude - all for the love of the Arts! Visit www.robertmoffa.webs.com
National Farmers' Memorial Project: The Orchestra Suite, The American Farmer Oratorio, I am a Farmer was dedicated at the National Agricultural Hall of Fame in Bonner Springs, Kansas. A unique memorial , it is open to the public and took five years of constant organization and work to achieve.
Artists in Unity: This project was started in order to join the Arts together for recognition of the Artists, Artwork and public enjoyment. This project consists of several artists and musicians who have performed and presented their arts at several venues in the past few years. Moffa is the project's principle composer/ pianist, and the original other renowned artists involved are: Greg Crumbly, the Foundation's Principle Artist, Olympia Zuchinni, Vickie Chelf, and Paul Profopulous. All artists offer completely different styles and unique artistic talents.
Military Heroes Project: This special project offers families of fallen military personnel a lifetime legacy of a "Portrait of Life", Original musical composition and performance, Original poetry, and a "heartfelt" Butterfly Release for the fallen Hero, Family and Friends. Its mission is to keep memories alive of our fallen heroes through the Arts. Visit www.militaryheroesproject.webs.com for more information.
Composers' Concert: At Rowen University (Glassboro State College), this project consisted of the original music of three college students: Pasquale Spino, Thomas Gambino, and Robert Moffa. Their music was Performed by the Concert Band and Glassboro State Orchestra, the composers also conducted. Moffa performed his original Concerto on the grand piano while Gambino conducted the orchestra. An Impressive Composition was, "THE BERLIN SUITE" which caught recognition by PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY. This premiere event is described in Thomas Gambino's book, THE VAGABONDS, SOLD THROUGH AMAZON.COM. NOW AVAILABLE! ! !
American Symphony Orchestra of Florida: The Orchestra, conducted by Moffa, offered several performances to the public at no charge. An example of these programs was Halloween Concert, in Tampa area, an outside-staged orchestra concert with lots of fun and surprises! Another program from this project was a Fourth of July concert on a barge over the water at Harbour Island, Florida. Several pieces of the music were composed and/or arranged by Moffa for these events.
Live Composer Concerts: These include performances of Moffa's romantic/ contemporary piano works such as Romance for Piano, La Nova Vita and Nova Romantica plus piano renditions of Moffa's most famous symphonic orchestra works. The programs are performed at conventions, fine art series, elementary and middle schools, and universities. Moffa also presented Youth Musicals, which was very well-received.