2010 Grant Awards: Access to Artistic Excellence
[ August 13, 2009 deadline ]
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Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
ALIAS Chamber Ensemble
To support Mestiza Music in Music City, an educational and outreach project with composer Gabriela Lena Frank. Plans include lecture/demonstrations, free concerts, a master class, and the premiere performance of a new work by Frank.
Amarillo Symphony, Inc.
To support Concert in the Canyon: American Musical Landscapes. Community concerts, recitals, master classes, and educational performances will be held in towns across the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles to celebrate American music inspired by the landscape of the region.
American Composers Orchestra, Inc. (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support the Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute. In partnership with the Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University and through a series of seminars, workshops, concerts, and new music reading sessions, the institute will be designed to add jazz compositions to the symphony orchestra's repertoire.
American Public Media Group (on behalf of Classical South Florida-WKCP)
St. Paul, MN
To support the recording and radio broadcast of live regional performances of classical music and a program providing information on local artists and ensembles by Classical South Florida-WKCP. Programming will include concerts by the New World Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, and Symphony of the Americas; and On the Town, a weekly arts feature program.
Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
To support Young People's Concerts. With the goal of inspiring students to participate in the school district's instrumental music program in sixth grade, the concerts are for fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade students.
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Inc. (aka Baltimore Symphony Orchestra or BSO)
To support concerts and related educational activities. Two series of concerts, Celebrating Youth and Illuminating the Life of Gustav Mahler, will take place at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore and the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, Maryland.
Bang on a Can, Inc. (Consortium)
To support the Summer Institute of Music, an experimental music residency for composers and performers. In partnership with the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, the program will include free concerts and outreach activities in low-income communities and at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams.
Bellingham Festival of Music
To support the Bellingham Festival of Music. The two-week summer festival will feature orchestral and chamber music concerts at venues throughout the community.
Blues Alley Jazz Society
To support a big band jazz music program for youth. Students from the Blues Alley Youth Orchestra and others at the Blues Alley Summer Jazz Camp will benefit from the expertise of guest artists NEA Jazz Masters Quincy Jones (2008), Wayne Shorter (1998), and McCoy Tyner (2002).
Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Inc.
To support recordings of works by American composers. The world premiere releases of orchestral works by composers Lewis Spratlan, Steven Stucky, and Wayne Peterson will be recorded on three separate discs.
Bowdoin International Music Festival
To support Bowdoin Plays Out!, a community outreach and education program. Chamber music performances will take place in locations accessible to traditionally underserved groups such as low-income shipyard and Naval Air Station workers, seniors, underprivileged children, and others throughout mid-coast Maine.
Bread and Roses Benefit Agency
Corte Madera, CA
To support the presentation of free, live music performances to underserved audiences. Approximately 1,000 volunteer professional or skilled amateur musicians will perform in more than 500 performances for disadvantaged and isolated children, teens, adults, and seniors.
California Polytechnic State University Foundation (on behalf of Cal Poly Arts)
San Luis Obispo, CA
To support NEA Jazz Masters and More, a series of concerts and associated outreach activities presented by Cal Poly Arts. NEA Jazz Masters Nancy Wilson (2004) and Chick Corea (2006) will be among the renowned jazz artists performing at the San Luis Obispo Performing Arts Center on the Cal Poly campus.
To support touring activities in rural communities in several Midwest cities. Male vocal ensemble concerts, educational workshops, and school performances are planned.
Carnegie Hall Society, Inc. (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support performances and educational activities by Ensemble ACJW. In partnership with the Juilliard School, performances by the ensemble will take place at Carnegie Hall, Juilliard, and Skidmore College and in other school and community venues.
Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra Association, Inc.
Cedar Rapids, IA
To support Pied Piper, an interactive chamber music concert series for children. Performed at the Cedar Rapids Public Library, 32 concerts will be performed by ensembles of strings, brass, woodwinds, and percussion for pre-school children and their caregivers.
Chamber Music Society of Detroit
Farmington Hills, MI
To support an ensemble residency program. The Romero Guitar Quartet will present a concert, school performances, lecture-demonstrations, and master classes for elementary through high school students and at community organizations.
Charleston Academy of Music
To support the Children's Orchestra Program. Inspired by Venezuela's El Sistema education program, the after-school strings education program will involve inner-city students ages five to eight.
To support outreach activities and training for pre-professional musicians during the Castleton Festival. The three-week summer chamber opera festival will offer young opera singers and instrumentalists training and mentoring opportunities by professional artists through coaching and public performances.
Chatter - A Chamber Ensemble
To support community engagement concerts. Plans include concerts with ensemble musicians performing side by side with members of the Albuquerque Youth Symphony and concerts of music by living African American composers with one work featuring the Albuquerque Boy Choir.
Chicago Jazz Orchestra Association
To support A Big Band Tribute to Jaco Pastorius. The Chicago Jazz Orchestra will transcribe original Pastorius big band recordings and present them in two concerts with jazz bassist Victor Wooten and keyboardist/harmonica player Howard Levy.
Los Angeles, CA
To support the Musical Encounter Program. The peer-to-peer program will introduce the musical arts including classical, music, jazz and voice to underserved elementary school students through concerts by honor students at the Colburn School of Performing Arts.
College of Charleston (on behalf of Charleston Jazz Initiative)
To support Legends Band's recording of jazz standards and new works, under the auspices of the Charleston Jazz Initiative. South Carolina native musicians and artists with ties to the state will compose, arrange, and perform the works on the recording.
Colorado Music Festival
To support education and outreach programs. Plans include a Young People's Concert, workshops for children, pre-concert lectures, open rehearsals, and master classes.
Columbia College Chicago (on behalf of Center for Black Music Research)
To support the performance and recording of works by composer Florence Price (1887-1953) at the Center for Black Music Research. The works will be recorded by the resident New Black Music Repertory Ensemble and produced and distributed by Albany Records.
To support free music education and performance programs targeted to reach at-risk children and youth. The Providence String Quartet will be in residence to teach and mentor students as well as perform in its downtown storefront facility and in other community venues.
To support the recording of African American spirituals. The recording will take place while the chorus is in residence at California State University at Fullerton and will be released on the Harmonia Mundi record label.
To support the recording of choral works based on poetry by Romanian/German poet Paul Celan (1920-1970). Included on the recording will be new works by American composers Kile Smith, Kirsten Broberg, and David Shapiro as well as German composer Erhard Karkoschka's 1997 work Celan Variations.
Cygnus Ensemble, Inc.
Mount Vernon, NY
To support the recording of works by composer Frank Brickle. Works for solo piano or chamber ensemble will be included on the compact disc that will be produced by Furious Artisans Records.
Da Camera Society of Texas (Consortium)
To support a recording of works by Asian American composers. In collaboration with the performing ensemble Music From China, the compact disc will include works by composers Zhou Long and Shih-Hui Chen.
Da Capo Chamber Players, Inc.
New York, NY
To support a chamber ensemble performance tour and residency activities. The multiple-state tour will involve concerts, public school performances, open rehearsals, and programs for retirement communities.
Dallas Wind Symphony, Inc.
To support a recording of American wind band music. The compact disc will feature new compositions previously commissioned and will commemorate the symphony's 25th anniversary season.
Delaware Symphony Association
To support outreach performances and educational activities. In an effort to serve a broader population throughout the state of Delaware, concerts will take place in Selbyville, Georgetown, Rehoboth Beach, and Dover.
Denver Brass, Inc.
To support Colorado Fusion, a series of concerts including commissioned works. Six sets of concerts are planned which will focus on developing more multi-generational and multi-cultural audiences.
Des Moines Symphony Association
Des Moines, IA
To support a series of tour concerts. Four performances will take place at the Waukee High School Performing Arts Auditorium in neighboring Dallas County, Iowa.
Detroit Chamber Winds
To support the Pontiac Schools Project. Plans include multiple visits to every elementary, middle, and high school in the district.
Early Music Guild of Seattle (Consortium)
To support performances of Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610, including associated educational activities. In celebration of the choral work's 400th anniversary and in partnership with the Seattle Baroque Orchestra, performances using period instruments are planned in Seattle, Boston, and Chicago.
EastSide Arts Alliance
To support the Jazz in Communities Program. Activities will include a jazz history performance series, music jam sessions that bring together hip-hop and jazz musicians, and a free outdoor jazz festival.
El Camino Youth Symphony
Palo Alto, CA
To support an orchestral performances by young musicians. Middle and high school students will perform a concert at the Flint Center at De Anza College in Cupertino, California.
Ethel's Foundation for the Arts
New York, NY
To support a compact disc recording and online documentation of TruckStop: The Beginning, collaborations with artists from indigenous cultures. The recording, tentatively titled Ethel's New York, will be released on Innova Records and online documentation of TruckStop will take the form of audio tracks, scores, and other digital material.
Festivals DC, Ltd. (aka Duke Ellington Jazz Festival) (Consortium)
To support the 2010-11 Duke Ellington Jazz Festival's education program in Washington, DC. A series of five concerts and recitals is designed to empower young people to experience music as a source of personal enrichment and to promote a greater appreciation for jazz.
Fifth Stream Music
San Francisco, CA
To support India & Africa: A Birthday Celebration for John Coltrane, a touring project of the Asian American Orchestra, directed by Dr. Anthony Brown. The twin themes of India & Africa reference two seminal extended works composed and recorded by Coltrane.
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Ltd. (on behalf of Burlington Discover Jazz Festival)
To support the 27th Annual Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, a community-wide event designed to discover the many facets of jazz. Highlights of the June 2010 10-day festival will include a tribute to the bossa nova with performances by Elaine Elias and the "Brazilian Duos" combo of Luciana Souza and Romero Lubambo.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Association, Inc.
Fort Worth, TX
To support a touring program. Concerts and educational programs will take place in rural communities in Texas.
Friends of the Minnesota Sinfonia
To support Music in the Schools. The curriculum-based program will involve classroom visits and concerts in as many as 30 Minneapolis and Saint Paul inner-city public elementary schools.
Gregg Smith Singers, Inc.
To support the Gregg Smith Singers Stravinsky Chronicles: 1960-1971. Online materials will document the ensemble's participation in the last years of the composer's life.
Houston Symphony Society (Consortium)
To support the Kaddish Project. In collaboration with Holocaust Museum Houston, an orchestrated version of composer Lawrence Siegel's Kaddish will be created and performed.
Interarts, Inc. (aka Hot Springs Music Festival)
Hot Springs, AR
To support the 2010 Hot Springs Music Festival Mentorship Program. The program pairs a group of highly skilled musicians and educators with an international pool of competitively selected apprentices to provide experience through open rehearsals and performances before live and radio broadcast audiences.
Jazz Arts Group of Columbus
To support the Jazz Academy components: Jazz in the Community and Jazz in the Schools. Programming includes music theory classes, workshops, performance ensembles, a mentorship program, and music business sessions.
Jazz Institute of Chicago
To support JazzCity, a free concert series. Thematic programming of concerts in Chicago neighborhoods emphasizes underserved areas on the city's south and west sides.
JazzReach Performing Art & Education Association
To support a national tour of jazz education programs by resident ensemble Metta Quintet. Focused curriculum activities include master classes for student musicians, workshops, clinics, and concerts for general audiences.
Jazzschool, Inc. (Consortium)
To support the Oda Africana residency and concert. The project encompasses an educational residency by two renowned Afro-Cuban music performers: percussionist John Santos and pianist/composer Omar Sosa; and the commission and presentation of Oda Africana, a new work by Omar Sosa for chamber orchestra and world music ensemble.
Knoxville Symphony Society, Inc.
To support KSO On-the-Road. Plans include a tour of concerts and educational programming to communities in Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia.
Longy School of Music, Inc.
To support Music by Design, an outreach program for youth and seniors. Activities will include an in-school enrichment program for public schools, an after-school music program, a singing program for seniors, and a family concert series.
Louisville Orchestra, Inc.
To support MetroMUSIC, an educational outreach program. Plans include after-school residencies for youth and adults with special needs, a chamber concert series, and community concerts.
Madison Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
To support HeartStrings, a community outreach project. An ensemble of the orchestra's professional string musicians will perform interactive recitals for underserved and special-needs communities.
Melodious Accord, Inc.
New York, NY
To support a performance and recording project. The chorus will perform and record excerpts of Alice Parker's comic opera The Ponder Heart, based on the story by author Eudora Welty.
Memphis Orchestral Society, Inc.
To support Harmony, an educational outreach program for schoolchildren. The project will include in-school ensemble performances and youth concerts at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools (Consortium)
To support the educational outreach program Passport to Music: The Composer is Dead, by author Lemoney Snicket and composer Nathaniel Stookey. In partnership with the Musical Arts Association (aka The Cleveland Orchestra), the project will comprise activities for teachers and students from elementary grade levels to high school.
Milwaukee School of Engineering, WMSE Radio 91.7
To support The Local/Live Project, a weekly radio broadcast of live interviews and performances with Milwaukee musicians via WMSE Radio. The locally produced program will feature classical, jazz, and and other diverse musical genres.
To support the annual BRIDGES outreach program. The chorus will be joined by community members in performances at the MacPhail Center for Music.
Minnesota Orchestral Association (Consortium)
To support free outdoor community concerts. In partnership with the Plymouth Civic League, the performances will be take place in Plymouth, Excelsior, and Winona, Minnesota; and in Hudson, Wisconsin.
Mobile Symphony, Inc. (Consortium)
To support outreach concerts of symphonic repertoire. In partnership with the City of Monroeville, the orchestra will perform in Alabama's rural Monroe County.
Murray Dranoff Foundation, Inc.
To support PIANO SLAM - The Music Speaks. The project will present inner city middle and high school students in a musical performance and arts education collaboration at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.
Music For All Seasons, Inc.
Scotch Plains, NJ
To support music programs targeted for at-risk children living in shelters. Between two and four instrumentalists will be engaged to lead activities in various venues in New Jersey, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, and California.
To support the educational outreach programs Around the World with Musiqa and Music Transformed. The chamber ensemble will perform concerts for Houston-area youth and their families at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.
Nashville Public Radio
To support Live in Studio C, a weekly live radio broadcast of performances and interviews with Nashville-area musicians. The locally produced program will feature a mix of classical, jazz, and other musical genres.
Nashville Symphony Association
To support a performance and recording project of American composer Richard Danielpour's Songs of Solitude. The concert and recording, featuring recently-appointed Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero and baritone Thomas Hampson, will take place in Schermerhorn Symphony Center's Laura Turner Concert Hall.
National Repertory Orchestra, Inc.
To support guest conductor and alumni soloist residencies. The artists-in-residence will conduct seminars and rehearsals and provide coaching as part of the orchestra's summer season.
Newark Public Radio, Inc. (aka WBGO Jazz 88)
To support the WBGO Living Archive, a project to convert past radio shows onto the new website www.wbgo.org. Celebrating its 30th year in 2009, WBGO will create new programs of audio treasures from its archive, making them accessible to a wider audience.
Northern Virginia Youth Symphony Association (aka American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras)
To support the Music Buddies Mentorship Program of the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras. Participating advanced high school musicians will provide free private instruction for underserved middle school students from the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
Oakland Youth Orchestra
To support a composer residency and educational outreach project. Mexican American composer Hector Armienta will participate in school visits and workshops, and orchestra musicians will perform his commissioned work in a public concert in Oakland.
Omaha Symphony Association
To support a statewide educational outreach program. The orchestra will present workshops and performances in communities across Nebraska.
Opus 118 Music Center (aka Harlem Center for Strings)
New York, NY
To support the After-School Music Program of the Harlem Center for Strings. Through private and group lessons, performance opportunities, and community outreach activities, young people from one of New York's economically challenged neighborhoods are able to develop their creative, scholastic, and personal strengths.
Other Minds (Consortium)
San Francisco, CA
To support a project to convert archival recordings for free public access via the Internet. In partnership with Internet Archive, Other Minds will select and prepare the materials featuring performances, interviews, and conversations recorded live by leading composers and artists of 20th-century American music.
Outpost Productions, Inc. (Consortium)
To support the Fifth Annual New Mexico Jazz Festival. In partnership with the Santa Fe-based Lensic Performing Arts Center, the festival will feature NEA Jazz Master Toshiko Akiyoshi (2007) with her quartet, and she will lead the Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra in a program dedicated to her works.
Santa Ana, CA
To support an expanded education program. The project will include the Pacific Festival Chorale, a high school summer choral camp, a youth choir, and an online preview and educational website for the community of Orange County.
Philadelphia Orchestra Association (Consortium)
To support Neighborhood Concerts. In partnership with the Upper Darby Educational and Cultural Foundation, Inc., the orchestra will perform free concerts and ancillary activities in several Philadelphia locations.
Pittsburgh Symphony Society (Consortium)
To support a community outreach concert. The orchestra will perform at Heinz Hall.
Planet Arts, Inc. (Consortium)
To support the second phase of The Creative Music Studio Archive Project to preserve, digitize, and disseminate the Creative Music Studio tapes archive. In partnership with the Creative Music Foundation, the archive features ground-breaking composers/performers of jazz, world, and new music such as Anthony Braxton, Abdullah Ibrahim, and NEA Jazz Master Lee Konitz (2009).
Post-Classical Ensemble, Inc.
To support Sublime Confluence: Lou Harrison and Gamelan, a festival focused on the life and works of composer Lou Harrison (1917-2003). The partnerships with Georgetown, George Washington, and Wesleyan Universities will include linked courses, a free conference, a student concert, and film screenings of a Harrison documentary, A World of Music by filmmaker Eva Soltes.
Ravinia Festival Association
Highland Park, IL
To support community outreach and education programs. The festival will continue its partnership with the Lawndale community to bring music performances and education to Westside Chicago.
To support the Jazz Education Outreach Concert Series in Detroit public elementary, middle, and high schools. From October 2010 to March 2011, a total of 18 live concerts will take place in five schools, providing three hour-long presentations that also will showcase early jazz.
Recorded Anthology of American Music, Inc. (on behalf of New World Records)
New York, NY
To support the recording and release by New World Records of a compact disc of the opera Treemonisha (1911) by American composer Scott Joplin. The recording will feature a new, historically informed production based on research by conductor Rick Benjamin.
Red Cedar Chamber Music
To support After the Flood: Rural Outreach Concerts. The project will include a series of chamber music concerts and educational events in small rural Iowa communities affected by the floods of June 2008.
To support Come and Play, a community outreach and engagement project. Musicians of every skill level will join the orchestra for a day of rehearsal and performance.
Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center, Inc. (on behalf of Atlanta Symphony Orchestra)
To support ASO Around Georgia, a community partnership initiative of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The tour will include performances and outreach activities as a means to cultivate meaningful partnerships between the orchestra and communities across the state.
Rush Hour Concerts at St. James Cathedral
To support a free chamber music festival. The summer concert performances will be held at the historic Saint James Cathedral in downtown Chicago.
San Diego Chamber Orchestra (aka Orchestra Nova San Diego)
San Diego, CA
To support an Internet webcast recording project by Orchestra Nova San Diego. Concert performances will be held at the Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall and recorded and broadcast for free viewing on the Internet.
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
To support a national concert tour and residency program. Activities will include choral coaching, youth choral festivals, and advanced choral training for adult singers.
San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music
San Francisco, CA
To support Chamber Music Day, a free chamber music festival. Chamber ensembles from the San Francisco Bay Area will perform all day long at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in Civic Center.
Santa Cecilia Opera and Orchestra Association
Los Angeles, CA
To support Discovering Music, an educational outreach program in underserved communities of Los Angeles. The project, led by Artistic Director Sonia Marie De Leon, will provide orchestral performances and education programs in venues ranging from elementary schools to community centers.
Santa Monica Symphony Association
Santa Monica, CA
To support the SMSO Community Music Project. Plans include ethnically diverse programming for symphonic concerts, a concert for students featuring young artists, community and school chamber concerts, and an Adopt-a-School program.
Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Inc. (Consortium)
To support ACCESS, an outreach performance and education program for underserved communities. In partnership with Seattle School District #1, the orchestra will engage children and families in diverse neighborhoods of Seattle.
Silk Road Project, Inc. (Consortium)
To support Silk Road Connect, an educational initiative in New York City public middle schools. In partnership with Music Forward, Inc., the program will culminate in the creation and presentation of Indigo: An Imaginary Journey, a free public performance with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble.
Sitka Summer Music Festival, Inc.
To support concert tours of chamber music in cities and rural towns of Alaska. The concerts will serve audiences in Anchorage, Bethal, Chevak, Kenai, Sitka, and Tenakee Springs.
Slowik Music Institute (aka Credo)
To support Credo's community outreach activities for underserved audiences. In association with the Credo Chamber Music Festival, the program will comprise concerts featuring festival students as well as two professional ensembles —the Credo Trio and Jasper Quartet.
Society of the Third Street Music School Settlement, Inc. (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support an adult music education initiative. In partnership with Hamilton-Madison House, the project will offer band and chamber ensemble participation to adult residents throughout the five boroughs of New York City.
Sonny Boy Blues Society (on behalf of Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival)
Helena-West Hele, AR
To support the Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival. Since 1986, the festival has served to promote and preserve the understanding and appreciation of the heritage and history of the Delta blues through live music events, education programs, and cultural exhibits.
Stanford University (on behalf of Stanford Lively Arts)
To support the Stanford Lively Arts' presentation of contemporary music and associated outreach activities. Featuring the St. Lawrence String Quartet, eighth blackbird, and Bang on a Can All-Stars, the project will focus on links between contemporary concert music and other art forms.
Strathmore Hall Foundation, Inc.
North Bethesda, MD
To support Interpreting Stravinsky. The project will comprise a multi-faceted re-examination of the musical identity of Russian composer Igor Stravinsky.
Summer of the Arts, Inc.
Iowa City, IA
To support the 20th Anniversary Iowa City Jazz Festival. In thematic programming, these world renowned musicians with ties to Iowa will be invited to celebrate the state's jazz roots: pianist and NEA Jazz Master Herbie Hancock (2004), bassist Charlie Haden, and alto saxophonist David Sanborn.
Sweet Bird Classics, Inc. (Consortium)
To support the 30th annual American Handel Festival. In partnership with the Tudor Choir, as well as other collaborating organizations, the month-long festival will feature performances, symposia, and workshops at Benaroya Hall.
Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
To support a concert tour to New York's North Country. The orchestra, under the direction of Music Director Daniel Hege, will perform concerts in rural and underserved communities.
Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz
To support the New Orleans Community Outreach Program for public school students and adults. Noted local and internationally renowned jazz musicians will conduct free master classes and participate in public performances as part of the institute's commitment to revitalize the city post-Hurricane Katrina.
Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz (Consortium)
To support the Peer-to-Peer Jazz Education Tour. In partnership with Los Angeles County School for the Arts Foundation, the project will join gifted students from leading performing arts high schools with renowned jazz musicians for a week-long tour of performances at underserved public high schools in Atlanta, Annapolis/Baltimore, Omaha, and Denver.
Tucson Symphony Society (Consortium)
To support the Southern Arizona Residency. In collaboration with the Bisbee Community Chorus, the project will consist of an educational component and a public concert in rural communities in southern Arizona.
University of Wyoming (on behalf of UW Cultural Programs)
To support a regional tour by pianist Barry Douglas. Concerts will be presented by UW Cultural Programs in towns and communities of Colorado and Wyoming.
Vermont Symphony Orchestra Association, Inc.
To support the Made in Vermont Music Festival Tour of performances in underserved rural communities. The project will present orchestral programs and educational outreach activities and include a premiere of a commissioned work by native Vermont composer Don Jamison.
To support a recording project featuring the works of American composer Adolphus Hailstork. Titled Americana: An American Port of Call, the compact disc recording will be released on the Naxos label.
To support ¡Cantaré!, a community engagement and music commissioning program in partnership with the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota. New works by Mexican composers Guillermo Alvarez, Javier Diaz, and Graciela Agundelo will be premiered on the ¡Cantaré! Community Concert at Orchestra Hall, conducted by Gerardo Rabago, and will be complemented by in-school residency activities.
Washington Bach Consort
To support free noontime concerts. Performances of Johann Sebastian Bach's cantatas will be presented monthly at the Church of the Epiphany in downtown Washington, DC.
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester, PA
To support a commissioning, performance, and recording project. The compact disc recording will include a new work by American composer Joseph Turrin, as well as works by Eric Ewazen and Anthony Plog, for multiple instruments and wind ensemble, and will be released on the MSR label.
West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
To support a statewide tour to underserved rural communities. The orchestra, under the leadership of Artistic Director and conductor Grant Cooper, will introduce orchestral music to new audiences throughout West Virginia.
Williamsport Symphony Orchestra
To support free community concerts. The outdoor concerts will be held at Williamsport's Brandon Park.
Young Audiences of Virginia, Inc
To support Curriculum Plus: Getting the Blues, a music education outreach program. The project will reach children and youth in rural, agricultural, and underserved regions of Virginia.
Young Musicians Foundation
Beverly Hills, CA
To support a concert by the foundation's Debut Orchestra.
Young People's Chorus of New York City, Inc. (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support Radio Radiance, an educational outreach project. In partnership with Kronos Performing Arts Association (aka Kronos Quartet), the chorus will bring new choral music by living composers to young people and general audiences through radio and other media sources.
Saint Paul, MN
To support Decade Three, a recording project featuring works by Minnesota composers written for the ensemble. The ensemble will release the two-compact disc set recording on Innova Recordings as a celebration of its 30th anniversary.
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