Music: FY 2010 Grants
Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior Endowment approval.
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American Masterpieces: Chamber Music
American Masterpieces: Chamber Music
American Brass Chamber Music Association, Inc. (aka American Brass Quintet)
New York, NY
To support a multi-state performance tour by the American Brass Quintet, and related residency activities. Each two- to three-day residency will include as many as seven performance and/or educational events, based on the repertoire of American composers such as Stephen Foster, Trevor Gureckis, Shafer Mahoney, David Sampson, and Joan Tower.
Apollo's Fire, The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra
Cleveland Height, OH
To support Come to the River: An Early American Gathering. Plans include national tour performances, educational workshops, radio broadcasts, and local outreach programs.
Ashmont Hill Chamber Music, Inc.
To support Music, Poetry, and American Identity, a concert and associated educational activities. The performance will feature songs with texts by poet Carl Sandburg and instrumental works by composers Ruth Crawford Seeger, Leon Kirchner, Samuel Barber, Alec Wilder, and Charles Ives.
Atlanta Chamber Players, Inc.
To support performances of American chamber repertoire, radio broadcasts, and related educational activities. Repertoire will include works by composers Aaron Copland, Ned Rorem, Adam Schoenberg, Anne LeBaron, and John Harbison.
Austin Chamber Music Center
To support a residency with composer Michael Torke. Plans include performances of Torke's works with related educational activities during one week of the three-week Austin Chamber Music Festival and Workshop.
Ball State University
To support performances, educational activities, a tour, and a recording of American chamber repertoire by the Musical Arts Quintet. The faculty wind quintet will perform works by composers Bruce Adolphe, Samuel Barber, Amy Beach, Jenni Brandon, John Cage, Cynthia Folio, Jennifer Higdon, David Maslanka, George Rochberg, and Steven Stucky.
To support American Masterpieces on the Road. Chamber music by American composers will be performed by ensembles comprising students and faculty, along with related residency activities at Bard College Conservatory of Music and in venues around the region.
Boston Musica Viva, Inc.
To support concerts of chamber works by American composers with related educational activities. Repertoire will include works by composers Martin Brody, Stephen Hartke, Lee Hyla, and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.
Bowdoin International Music Festival
To support composer residencies and performances of American chamber works, with related educational activities. Composers Samuel Adler and Claude Baker will be in residence during the summer festival and the Ying Quartet will perform works by composers Richard Danielpour and John Novacek.
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
To support jazz concerts and related educational activities. NEA Jazz Master drummer Jimmy Cobb and multi-instrumentalist Howard Johnson with their bands will perform the music of jazz legends.
California Summer Music, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
To support a concert of works by American composers, a composer residency, and educational activities during the California Summer Music Festival. Concert repertoire will include works by faculty composer David Tcimpidis and guest composer Judith Shatin.
To support in-school residencies focused on American vocal chamber repertoire. Works by composers William Billings, Dominick Argento, Samuel Barber, and Stephen Foster as well as Native American and traditional songs will be included in performances or used in coaching.
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Inc.
To support Pursuing the Pulitzer, a series of American chamber music concerts and educational activities. Two programs of Pulitzer Prize-winning composers juxtaposed with those who have heretofore not won the prize will take place during the Caramoor Festival.
Chamber Music America, Inc. (aka CMA)
New York, NY
To support the development and dissemination of information for the NEA's American Masterpieces Chamber Music initiative. Through a variety of promotional showcases, including Chamber Music magazine and Chamber Music America's website, materials will be developed to generate interest in the initiative, serve as a resource on repertoire to be performed, and document the success of individual projects funded.
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Inc.
New York City, NY
To support performances of American chamber music, radio broadcasts, and educational activities. Eight programs will feature American repertoire in concerts at Alice Tully Hall and at the Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio at Lincoln Center.
Chamber Music Society of St. Cloud, Inc.
St. Cloud, MN
To support a concert of American chamber music and residency activities. The Miro String Quartet will perform a concert of works by American composers including George Crumb's Black Angels and provide educational activities in schools, a university, community centers, and senior facilities.
Chicago Chamber Musicians
To support performances and a radio broadcast of Peter Lieberson's The Coming of Light and related educational activities. The work, created in celebration of the 2009 centennial of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois, consists of six songs on the themes of home, impermanence, and love.
City of Charleston, South Carolina
To support performances of American chamber music as part of the Piccolo Spoleto Festival with related educational activities. Ensembles to perform will comprise musicians from the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Music Charleston, and New Music Collective in Charleston.
Classical Recording Foundation, Inc.
To support performances and a recording of string quartets by composer Fred Lerdahl. The Daedalus String Quartet will present and discuss the three string quartets by Lerdahl at area public schools and record the works to be released on Bridge Records.
Colorado Music Festival
To support performances of American chamber music with related educational activities. Six programs are planned featuring music written in the early 19th century to the present.
Columbia University in the City of New York (on behalf of Miller Theatre)
New York, NY
To support performances of American chamber music at Miller Theater with related educational activities. Six concerts will take place during the free Lunchtime Concert Series in Philosophy Hall on the university campus.
To support performances of American chamber music by the Providence String Quartet, with related educational activities. Repertoire to be featured includes String Quartet No. 2 by Charles Ives, String Quartet Opus 11 by Samuel Barber, Different Trains by Steve Reich, and Physical Property by Steve Mackey.
Da Camera Society of Texas
To support a jazz series and related educational activities. The series will include performances by drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts with Terence Blanchard, Branford Marsalis, and Christian McBride; the SFJazz Collective with a tribute to Stevie Wonder; pianist Brad Mehldau's Trio; the Ellis Marsalis Quartet; Anat Cohen Quartet with a tribute to Benny Goodman; and Lionel Loueke Trio.
Dal Niente New Music, NFP (aka Ensemble Dal Niente)
To support UNBOUND, a festival of American chamber music by Ensemble Dal Niente, with related educational activities. Plans include four concerts of works by composers Steve Reich, Elliott Carter, Lee Hyla, Roger Sessions, George Crumb, Augusta Read Thomas, Jacob Druckman, Frank Zappa, and John Zorn, among others.
Dallas Chamber Music Society, Inc.
To support the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio's performance of American chamber music and related educational activities. The concert will include performances of works by composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.
Detroit Chamber Winds
To support a residency with composer William Bolcom. Each of the concerts will feature a work by the composer who will be in attendance at each performance.
Dolce Suono Chamber Music Concert Series
To support performances, a recording of American chamber works, and educational activities. Repertoire will include works for flute and piano by composers Mason Bates, Benjamin C. S. Boyle, Katherine Hoover, Daniel Kellogg, David Ludwig, Andrew Rudin, and David Bennett Thomas.
Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival Operating Corporation
To support performances of American chamber music and related educational activities during the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival. The focus for the festival will be the works of composer Samuel Barber including his String Quartet Op. 11, Summer Music, Dover Beach, and the Cello Sonata.
Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival
To support performances of American chamber music, a residency with composer William Bolcom, and outreach performances by festival student musicians. Performances will take place at the Southwick Music Complex Recital Hall of the University of Vermont.
Issue Project Room, Inc.
To support a concert version of composer Robert Ashley's opera Perfect Lives, with related educational activities. Plans include two composer-led performances; two lectures: one by composer/musicologist Alex Waterman and one by Ashley; and live online streaming video for both performances and lectures.
New York, NY
To support A Touch of Taylor: A Life in Music, a performance and symposium program. Highlighting the music of NEA Jazz Master pianist, composer, educator, and humanitarian Dr. Billy Taylor, the program will feature performances by established and emerging artists and educational activities.
Kronos Performing Arts Association (aka Kronos Quartet)
San Francisco, CA
To support performances of American chamber works by composer Terry Riley performed by the Kronos Quartet, including related educational activities. In honor of the composer's 75th birthday, two of the five quartets that make up Salome Dances for Peace will be revived in venues throughout the country.
Let My Children Hear Music, Inc. (Charles Mingus Institute)
New York, NY
To support a tour by the Mingus Orchestra, a radio broadcast, and educational activities by the Charles Mingus Institute. The 10-piece ensemble will perform works by jazz composer and bassist Charles Mingus.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. (on behalf of Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education)
New York, NY
To support Stories (Past & Present): American Experiences through Art Song, a performance and educational program by the Lincoln Center Institute. School performances of American art songs will be followed by classroom lessons co-planned by Institute teaching artists and classroom teachers.
Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music
To support performances of American chamber music and related educational activities. The Cassatt Quartet will perform a concert featuring music by Nebraska-native composer Howard Hanson, Samuel Barber, Daniel Godfrey, and Gabriela Frank.
Boca Raton, FL
To support the American Chamber Masterworks Celebration. Plans include performances of American chamber music by guest artists, faculty, and students; outreach programs in high schools; a master class; a live radio broadcast; and a showcase concert at the Florida Music Teachers of America conference.
MacPhail Center for Music
To support Meditations and Revelations, a performance project celebrating the life and legacy of jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus. The project will include performances and educational activities.
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation, Inc.
North Adams, MA
To support a festival of American chamber music featuring a residency by Bang on a Can. The New York City-based ensemble will perform concerts and recitals in the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art's galleries and performance venues in North Adams.
Maverick Concerts, Inc.
To support Bernstein and Friends, a mini-festival celebrating the legacy of composer Leonard Bernstein. Programming will feature the composer's works for string quartet, piano trio, piano duo, and voice.
Methow Music Festival Association
To support performances of American chamber music and related educational activities. Concerts by the Finisterra Trio and Parker Quartet will be presented in historical context spanning the works of American composers Leonard Bernstein, Daron Hagen, Charles Ives, and Joan Tower.
Moab Music Festival, Inc.
To support Masterpieces in the Red Rocks, a project celebrating 17 years of composers-in-residence at the festival. The residency will feature chamber music by composers Paquito D'Rivera and Kenji Bunch, as well as John Musto, Jon Deak, and Bruce Adolphe.
To support Made in America: American Spiritual and The Sound of Wild Imagining, thematic chamber concert programs. American chamber music will be presented in festival performances and educational activities at the Peterborough Town House.
Montgomery County Community College, Pennsylvania
Blue Bell, PA
To support performances of American chamber music repertoire by the Harlem Quartet and the string quartet Ethel. Concerts will be held at the Science Center Theater on the campus of the college.
Morgan County Foundation, Inc.
To support the Madison Chamber Music Festival, featuring works by American composers. Concerts will be presented at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, the Steffen Thomas Museum, and other venues in Madison.
Mystery Park Arts Company, Inc. (aka SoBe Institute of the Arts)
Miami Beach, FL
To support American Independents/Music of Transcendence, performances, master classes, and lectures by the SoBe Arts Chamber Ensemble. Programming will include works by Charles Ives, Amy Beach, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Earle Brown, Shulamit Ran, and Mark O'Connor.
New Sounds Music, Inc. (aka Prism Saxophone Quartet)
To support an artist residency by the Prism Quartet at Arizona State University. The ensemble will perform American chamber music for saxophone.
San Francisco, CA
To support Dane Rudhyar: The Magic of Tone. Chamber music concerts of Rudhyar's compositions will be performed in San Francisco and Portola Valley, California.
Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Inc.
To support performances of chamber works by American composers Joan Tower, David Lang, and Aaron Jay Kernis. The concerts will be presented at Pittsburgh's City Theatre, with related educational activities in community venues.
To support an artist residency by the Ying Quartet. The project will highlight repertoire by American composers Richard Danielpour and Jon Novacek, and will include educational outreach events in schools and venues in Joplin.
Ramapo College of New Jersey
To support Conversations in Bebop: An Artist Residency with Dr. Barry Harris. The project will feature NEA Jazz Master Harris in concert, with related master classes, discussions, and improvisational workshops for students and the community.
Ravinia Festival Association
Highland Park, IL
To support concerts of American master chamber works. Juilliard String Quartet, Pacifica Quartet with pianist Orion Weiss, and the Knights (a New-York based chamber group of young musicians) will perform a range of American chamber repertoire at the festival.
To support a performance and recording project of chamber music by NEA Jazz Master Gunther Schuller and John D'earth. The Kandinsky Trio, the college's resident ensemble, will perform in concert in Roanoke, Virginia, and tour to Blacksburg, Virginia, and Lewisburg, West Virginia.
San Francisco Contemporary Music Players
San Francisco, CA
To support concerts of chamber music by American composers. The ensemble will perform contemporary works by John Cage, Lou Harrison, Du Yan, and Jefferson Friedman at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco.
San Francisco Symphony
San Francisco, CA
To support Feet First! Chamber Music Inspired by Popular Dance, a performance and educational project. As part of the orchestra's Keeping Score Education Summer Institute, concerts will be performed by ensembles of orchestra musicians with dancers from the San Francisco Ballet School and held at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Ltd.
Santa Fe, NM
To support the American Composer Residency Project. The festival will host composers Christopher Rouse and Sean Shepherd.
Santa Fe New Music, Inc.
Santa Fe, NM
To support Music & Word: American Masters, a performance and educational project. The ensemble will perform works by Pulitzer Prize-winning composers George Crumb (1968), David Lang (2008), and Lewis Spratlan (2000).
Seal Bay Festival
To support a festival of concerts and workshops featuring American chamber music. Repertoire will include works by Gabriela Lena Frank, Laura Kaminsky, Anna Weesner, and Samuel Zyman.
Southwest Chamber Music Society
To support a celebration of the life and chamber music works of American composer John Cage (b. 1912 in Los Angeles). The ensemble will present three distinct creative periods of the composer's artistic legacy.
Stanford University (on behalf of Stanford Lively Arts)
To support Mingus Dynasty's ensemble residency program presented by Stanford Lively Arts. Activities will include performances, workshops, discussions, classroom visits, and a professional development workshop for K-12 teachers.
Strings in the Mountains
Steamboat Springs, CO
To support a chamber music festival celebrating composers Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland. Programming will include works by Bernstein and Copland, as well as George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, David Stock, and Paul Schoenfield.
University of Georgia Research Foundation
To support a festival of American chamber music. The Tokyo String Quartet, Verdehr Trio, and composer and pianist Lera Auerbach will join university faculty and student artists in performances at the University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, with accompanying lectures, master classes, and outreach concerts in schools.
University of Houston (on behalf of KUHF Houston Public Radio)
To support Music at the Menil, American chamber music performed by the KUHF Houston Public Radio's Chamber Music Ensemble. Repertoire will include works by composers John Adams, Elliott Carter, Roque Cordero, Pierre Jalbert, and Christopher Theofanidis.
University of Iowa (on behalf of Hancher Auditorium)
Iowa City, IA
To support residency activities of the Carolina Chocolate Drops presented by Hancher Auditorium. The African American string band will perform music popular in the late 1920s and early 1930s, accompanied by educational activities and workshops.
University of North Texas
To support concerts of American chamber music spanning the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. The project will include lectures and roundtable discussions in the university's College of Music Concert Hall and other venues on campus.
University of Texas at Austin
To support performances and educational events by the Young Professional String Quartet in Residence: Aeolus String Quartet. Repertoire will feature works by American composers Samuel Barber, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Dan Welcher, Alexandra Bryant, and Nico Muhly.
Uptown Music Theatre
New Orleans, LA
To support the tour performances and artist residency activities by the Delfeayo Marsalis Octet. The ensemble will perform Such Sweet Thunder by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn and conduct pre-concert lectures and educational events in schools and community centers on its multi-state tour in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions.
Voices of Change
To support an artist residency by composer Bruce Adolphe. The ensemble and the composer will present performances of his work, workshops with young composers, and educational outreach events in Dallas area schools.
Western Wind Vocal Ensemble, Inc.
New York, NY
To support "The Happy Journey," performances and touring of diverse American vocal music. The ensemble will perform concerts, residencies, and educational workshops in New York, Vermont, and Massachusetts.
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
To support Inspired by America, a presentation of the Cypress String Quartet in concert at The Barns at Wolf Trap. The ensemble will perform chamber works by Samuel Barber, Charles Tomlinson Griffes, Dan Coleman, and Elena Ruehr.
Yale University (on behalf of Norfolk Chamber Music Festival)
New Haven, CT
To support the Charles Ives Project, concerts of the American composer's chamber music at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. Performances will be augmented by seminars, lectures, workshops, and a critical essay on Charles Ives (1874-1954) and his influence on 20th-century music.
Yellow Barn, Inc.
To support performances of American chamber music by young musicians of the Young Artists Program. Repertoire will include works by composers Stephen Coxe and Christopher Theofanidis.
Saint Paul, MN
To support Henry Cowell: An American Pioneer, a project celebrating the musical legacy of the composer. In addition to performances of his work, the ensemble will present an exhibition of photographs, writings, and scores, as well as interactive activities for all ages at Studio Z.
Number of Grants: 72 Total Amount: $1,198,500
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