2011 Grant Awards: Access to Artistic Excellence
[ August 12, 2010 deadline ]
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Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
American Brass Chamber Music Association, Inc. (aka American Brass Quintet)
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.
To support the inaugural River Jazz Festival. Free community concerts at the Town Square and the Levitt Pavilion as well as residency and educational activities, and open rehearsals with jazz artists at the SteelStacks campus are proposed.
Bach Choir of Bethlehem, Inc.
To support educational programs for adults, children, and intergenerational groups. The program will include Bach to School assembly programs for elementary through high school students, Family Concerts incorporating student and professional guest artists, and the free Bach at Noon concert series of Bach cantatas.
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Inc.
To support a national tour of concerts and educational activities. Works to be performed will include composer Arthur Honegger's opera (semi-staged) Jeanne d'Arc au Bûcher (Joan of Arc at the Stake), Aaron Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, Joan Tower's Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, and Jennifer Higdon's Percussion Concerto, all conducted by Music Director Marin Alsop.
To support the Labor Day Contemporary Festival. Three contemporary music ensembles, the Fireworks Ensemble, Voxare String Quartet, and the Flux String Quartet, will present five programs of works including world and New York premieres by composers David Del Tredici, Elizabeth Adams, and David Shohl.
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra (Consortium)
To support music instruction for school students and Family Concerts. In partnership with the Berkeley Unified School District, plans include music lessons for students that will perform with the symphony in Family Concerts.
Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Inc.
To support recordings of works by American composers. The world premiere releases of orchestral works by composers Stephen Hartke, Leon Kirchner, and Scott Wheeler will be recorded on three separate discs.
Cal Poly Corporation (on behalf of Cal Poly Arts)
San Luis Obispo, CA
To support La Guitarra California Festival. The three-day biennial festival presented by Cal Poly Arts will feature classical and contemporary guitar music and include concerts by artists including Pepe Romero and the San Francisco Guitar Quartet, a lecture, master class, workshops, a guitar-building exhibit, and a collection of rare and historic guitars on display.
To support Cantus Media, a project to distribute recorded concerts and educational activities on the Internet. Plans for the project include the recording of all home concerts as well as the videotaping of educational activities which will be made available on the chorus's website (www.cantusonline.org), YouTube, and Facebook.
Carnegie Hall Society, Inc. (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support performances and educational activities by Ensemble ACJW, the performance arm of The Academy, a competitive professional development program for young musicians. In partnership with the Juilliard School, plans include performances at Carnegie Hall, Juilliard, and Skidmore College, and educational activities in 20 public elementary, middle, and high school auditoriums.
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the preservation of the recorded archives of performances from 1969 to the present. Plans include converting out-of-date formats such as reel-to-reel, digital audio tape, and CD to two terabyte hard drives that will be housed at the Rodgers and Hammerstein Library of Recorded Sound of The New York Public Library.
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 more than 100 students as well as perform in its downtown storefront facility and in other community venues.
To support a tour to Midwestern states. A concert program titled Spirituals: A Cornerstone of the American Choral Legacy will be performed in communities in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, along with open rehearsals, workshops, free community "sings," and question-and-answer sessions.
Detroit Chamber Winds
To support the Pontiac Schools Project. Plans include performances, demonstrations, master classes, and coaching sessions by musicians from the ensemble to every elementary, middle, and high school in the district.
Detroit International Jazz Festival Foundation
To support Detroit Jazz Festival's We Bring You the World. Music from Africa, Brazil, Cuba, and India will be presented at the festival, featuring performances by Angelique Kidjo (Benin), Zakir Hussain (India), Ladysmith Black Mambazo (South Africa), Gal Costa (Brazil), Vijay Iyer (United States), and artist-in-residence Jeff "Tain" Watts (United States).
Diaz Music Institute
To support a three-week Latin Jazz/ Afro-Caribbean Summer Workshop and Concert Series involving interdisciplinary residencies for at-risk and underserved youth. Students will receive instruction by master artists such as Ndugu Chancler and Marcie Chapa (United States), and Justo Almario (Columbia) in music theory, music history, ear training, improvisation, composition, dance, performance, and Latin and Afro-Caribbean rhythms, and attend voice and instrument master classes.
San Francisco, CA
To support educational activities for youth. In partnership with the San Francisco Community Music Center, ensemble musicians will work with students at the music center and in San Francisco public schools providing individual instruction, group lessons, workshops, and free tickets to performances.
East Carolina University
To support a residency by the JACK Quartet at the NewMusic@ECU Festival. Activities will include score reading and critique sessions, pre- and post-concert discussions, and a public performance.
Eastern Music Festival, Inc.
To support artists fees for the 50th Anniversary Eastern Music Festival. The five-week summer festival of more than 100 performances of orchestral, chamber, and jazz will feature artists including soprano Susan Graham; violinist Nadja Solerno-Sonnenberg; pianists Andre Watts, Mischa Dichter, and Jon Nakamatsu; cellist Robert Vernon; and NEA Jazz Master Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.
EastSide Arts Alliance
To support Jazz in Communities, which uses jazz as a vehicle to unify and strengthen East Oakland. Components include the free, annual Malcolm X JazzArts Festival; Bop Gun, weekly jazz jam sessions pairing hip-hop youth with established jazz musicians; as well as workshops, lectures, film, and jazz concerts featuring artists like Ambrose Akinmusire, Nasheet Waits, and Vijay Iyer.
El Taller Latino Americano
New York, NY
To support the preservation of audio and video archives. The archive is a collection of more than 30 years of audio recordings of live performances by Latino artists, rare or discontinued LP's by artists from the school of Nueva canción ("new song," or the socially-committed music of the 1960s), and video footage of concerts and artist interviews, that will be digitized and made available on the Internet.
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 such as Glen Rose, Waxahachie, Killeen, Mesquite, Stephenville, Graham, and Southlake.
From the Top, Inc.
To support educational outreach activities. Musicians that appear on From the Top, the weekly classical radio program, will take part in Cultural Leadership workshops as well as perform concerts in school classrooms and community venues.
Gateway to the Arts, Inc.
To support a residency by Imani Winds. Activities include educational outreach coaching sessions by Imani Winds for student ensembles at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Music, followed by in-school programs in Pittsburgh public schools--first by Imani Winds and later by Carnegie Mellon student ensembles.
Gregg Smith Singers, Inc.
To support the reissue of out-of-print recordings of American choral music. Repertoire will include works by composers William Schuman, Aaron Copland, Ned Rorem, Ross Lee Finney, Leo Smit, and Gregg Smith as well as historic American music from 1620 through the 1970s previously released as part of an American Bicentennial Series in 1976.
Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (Consortium)
To support the Tito Puente Latin Music Series. In partnership with the Fund for Parks and Recreation, the sixth annual program comprises seven free outdoor concerts with Latino music ensembles, including international Merengue star Henry Jiménez; bass virtuoso Luques Curtis & Group; La Cumbiamba Eneyé, the United States' leading Colombian Folkloric ensemble; and several New England performers, including Merengue band Grupo Fantasía, Latin music all-star collective CincoSon; and a classic Salsa orchestra led by Ray González.
Jazz Institute of Chicago
To support JazzCity, a free concert series in neighborhood parks across the city, showcasing commissions and performances by emerging and established Chicago jazz artists. Programming includes Jazz Cabaret: Milton Suggs with Milton Suggs, Jr.; the fifth annual Latin Jazz Festival featuring New York trumpeter Jerry Gonzales with Chicago's Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble and two additional bands; Organ Blast: Justin Dillard and Pete Bensen; Young Jazz Lions with bassist Christian McBride and others; and Blowin' in from Chicago, a classic Blue Note album reinterpreted by tenor saxophonists Ari Brown and Edward Wilkerson.
JazzReach Performing Art & Education Association
To support JazzReach's 2011-2012 educational programming. More than 60 performances of the multimedia educational program for young audiences in grades K-12 are expected to take place. The project will integrate live music, live narration, video projections, lighting design, and interactive, post-show discussions in addition to clinics and master classes for student musicians and ensembles.
To support Polyphonia, a creative development, touring, and educational project. The choral concert program will explore traditional and contemporary harmonies of Eastern Europe and the Caucasus and will be preceded by educational activities such as vocal workshops, choral master classes, and school presentations.
Lancaster Symphony Orchestra
To support Sound Discovery, a music education program. The project involves open rehearsals with Lido©, an illustrated conductor's baton, that will be presented to students and adults; Friday Nights for Generation X, Y and Next performances; Music Discovery Experience; and Symphonic Concerts for Children, designed for students in the third through fifth grades.
Lawrence Children's Choir, Inc. (Consortium)
To support a multi-generational outreach project for pre-school and elementary students and senior citizens. In partnership with the Lawrence Chamber Orchestra, student choirs will join a senior citizen's choir for two performances at a retirement facility.
Los Angeles Children's Chorus
To support a regional tour to Mid-Atlantic states. Performances and educational activities will take place in collaboration with the American Boychoir in Princeton, New Jersey; the Philadelphia Boys Choir; and the Children's Chorus of Washington, DC.
Louisville Orchestra, Inc.
To support education and community outreach programs. Plans include the Heuser Hearing & Language Academy Residency for pre-schoolers with hearing impairments and the MakingMUSIC Partnership for fourth- and fifth-grade students.
Madison Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
To support HeartStrings, a community outreach project by an ensemble of the orchestra's professional string musicians that will provide residency programs and perform interactive recitals for underserved and special-needs communities. Through 90 residency programs reaching 20 to 25 participants during each session, more than 2,800 children and adults with special needs will participate in the project.
Mercury Baroque Ensemble
To support Mozart Under the Stars, a free outdoor concert in Houston's Hermann Park. The 16-member orchestra, under the direction of Artistic Director Antoine Plante, will perform a concert program that will include Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade No. 13 for Strings in G major, K. 525).
Miami-Dade County Public Schools (Consortium)
To support the educational outreach program Passport to Music: Porous Borders, using music and storytelling to explore the roots and range of Cuban music. A partnership with the Cleveland Orchestra, the project will include activities for teachers and students from elementary to high school grade levels.
To support the annual BRIDGES community engagement program. Themed "A Gift of Song," the project will bring attention to the effects of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia through outreach workshops in choral singing and a public performance by the chorale featuring the Midwest premiere of Robert S. Cohen's Alzheimer's Stories (2009).
Minnesota Orchestral Association (Consortium)
To support free outdoor community concerts. A partnership with the Plymouth Civic League, the project will feature performances in Plymouth, Excelsior, and Winona, Minnesota, and in Hudson, Wisconsin.
Mohawk Trail Concerts Inc. (Consortium)
Shelburne Falls, MA
To support Opening Doors to Chamber Music, a performance outreach project of free concerts. A partnership with Melodious Accord, Inc., the project will include a 4th of July outdoor community concert featuring the Avanti Quartet, as well as vocal and chamber music concerts with programming directed by Artistic Director Ruth Black of Mohawk Trail Concerts and Artistic Director Alice Parker, founder of Melodious Accord.
Music For All Seasons, Inc.
Scotch Plains, NJ
To support music programs targeted for at-risk children living in shelters in various venues in New Jersey, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, and California. Geared primarily toward children living in shelters who are victims of domestic violence, eight monthly programs by instrumentalists are planned for each of 14 shelters in five states totaling 112 programs, with each activity using music to help the residents continue the process of healing.
Music From China, Inc. (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support Chinese Music Encounters, a residency of performances and community outreach in Dayton, Ohio. In partnership with the University of Dayton, the ensemble will perform contemporary and traditional Chinese music on a range of Western and Chinese instruments for diverse audiences, including Asian Americans, during a residency of four days in a range of venues.
Music of Remembrance
To support a performance and educational outreach program of free chamber concerts featuring repertoire from the period of the Holocaust. Titled Sparks of Glory/Musical Witness, the 90-minute presentations and in-school visits by the ensemble will take place in diverse venues throughout Seattle and at Central Washington University in Ellensburg for approximately 3,000 people, including 750 children.
To support the educational outreach programs Around the World with Musiqa and Musiqa Remix. The chamber ensemble will perform concerts for Houston-area youth and their families at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, as well as in schools, reaching approximately 7,000 children.
Nashville Symphony Association
To support a recording project featuring works by composer Roberto Sierra. Conducted by Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero, the orchestra's live performances of Sierra's Sinfonia No. 4, Carnaval, Fandangos, and Alegria will be recorded in the Schermerhorn Symphony Center and the compact disc will be released on the Naxos label.
New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
New Haven, CT
To support a recording project featuring works by composer Augusta Read Thomas. The orchestral works to be recorded will be Radiant Circles (2010); Absolute Ocean (2008), for soprano, harp, and chamber orchestra; Prayer and Celebration (2006); and Daylight Divine (2001) for soprano, children's chorus, and orchestra.
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
To support community outreach concerts for young audiences and families. Venues will include the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, Elizabeth High School, Sussex County Technical School in Sparta, and the Roberto Clemente School in Paterson.
New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Inc.
New Orleans, LA
To support The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Local Ticketed Jazz Concert Series - Phase II. The Grammy Award-winning orchestra is scheduled to perform original contemporary New Orleans jazz pieces (composed exclusively for the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra) and jazz standards at different venues throughout the greater New Orleans area.
New York Youth Symphony, Inc.
New York, NY
To support Growing Music, a comprehensive new music educational performance project with concerts in several venues in New York City. The orchestra will perform premieres of new works as a way to educate young musicians through works by emerging composers.
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. The center will provide after-school sessions that will include private and group lessons, performance opportunities, and community outreach activities for young people from one of New York City's economically challenged neighborhoods.
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 and make them available for a worldwide audience.
Outpost Productions, Inc. (Consortium)
To support the sixth annual New Mexico Jazz Festival. In consortium with the Lensic Performing Arts Center, and additional partner Santa Fe Jazz Foundation, the 12-day, two-city event in Albuquerque and Santa Fe features both free and ticketed events, and will include eight concerts, workshops, open rehearsals, and a Meet the Artist session with featured performer NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston.
Santa Ana, CA
To support Choral Connections, an expansion of the educational outreach program. Under the direction of Artistic Director John Alexander, the program will offer at least 100 high school students a two-week choral boot camp, with intensive training by members of the chorale's John Alexander Singers, as well as an expansion of its high school initiatives for student choristers and choral teachers.
Pittsburgh Symphony Society (Consortium)
To support an archival project in partnership with WQED Multimedia. More than 3,000 recordings of performances, rehearsals, and radio broadcasts by the orchestra in Heinz Hall since 1971 will be preserved, including commissions and premieres, such as the 1984 world premiere of John Harbison's Ulysses' Bow, conducted by André Previn.
Ravinia Festival Association
Highland Park, IL
To support Reach*Teach* Play, community outreach and education programs for children and adults. The Ravinia Festival Association will continue its partnership with the Lawndale community to bring music performances and education to Chicago's West Side through free lawn-passes for underserved residents; One Score, One Chicago, an initiative that introduces new audiences to classical masterworks; and Words and Music, which involves pre-concert lectures at public libraries throughout the city.
Red Cedar Chamber Music
To support After the Flood: Rural Outreach Concerts, including educational events in small rural Iowa communities affected by the floods of June 2008. Twelve concerts and six educational events will be offered in venues such as community centers, libraries, schools, and an opera house.
Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra (Consortium)
East Providence, RI
To support Philharmonic on Fire, a free festival concert on the riverfront with bonfires on the water, where the Providence, Moshassuck, and Woonasquatucket Rivers meet. In partnership with WaterFire Providence, the orchestra's live performance will replace the 90-minute recorded soundtrack used during previous festivals.
Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Inc.
To support With Strings Attached, an educational artist residencies project in the public schools of Rockport, Gloucester, and Salem. Several chamber ensembles, such as the Hausman Quartet, A Far Cry, Annalivia, and violinist Regina Carter, will participate in the project, performing concerts and conducting workshops in jazz, traditional, and contemporary repertoire for young string musicians.
Rush Hour Concerts at St. James Cathedral
To support a free chamber music festival of summer concert performances at the historic St. James Cathedral in downtown Chicago. Early-evening chamber concerts will be presented every Tuesday during the summer months with artists selected from a roster of musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Chamber Musicians, and Fulcrum Point New Music Project, as well as artists from across the country.
Sō Percussion, Inc.
To support Before and After Silence, a performance touring project in California, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, and Texas, celebrating the birthday centennial of composer John Cage (1912-1992). The programming will explore the composer's work before and after his seminal composition 4'33" premiered in 1952.
Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra Association, Inc. (Consortium)
To support an educational outreach program featuring Carnegie Hall's LinkUP! for Music Orchestra Rocks program. The orchestra, in partnership with the Sacramento City Unified School District, will present the performance and education program in 16 schools.
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
Saint Louis, MO
To support the expansion of Music Without Boundaries, a community outreach program. The project will result in deeper partnerships with the diverse communities of immigrants living in the St. Louis metropolitan area.
San Diego Chamber Orchestra (aka Orchestra Nova San Diego)
San Diego, CA
To support a webcast recording project by Orchestra Nova San Diego. Concert performances, conducted by Artistic Director and Conductor Jung-Ho-Pak, will be held at the Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall, recorded and broadcast for free viewing on the Internet.
San Diego State University Foundation
San Diego, CA
To support Heartpower, an outreach performance project by young musicians for audiences throughout underserved communities in the San Diego area. Concerts and workshops will be conducted in diverse community and social service centers, such as juvenile justice system facilities, homeless veteran centers, and public libraries.
San Diego Symphony Orchestra Association
San Diego, CA
To support a touring performance project in Southern California. The project will be led by Music Director Jahja Ling and will be the orchestra's first tour in Southern California outside of San Diego.
San Diego Youth Symphony & Conservatory
San Diego, CA
To support Community Opus Project, a music education and outreach program. The project will provide beginning strings instruction to Latino students, incorporating their families into the music making experience.
San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
To support the premiere of a new work by composer-in-residence Gabriela Lena Frank, in collaboration with playwright Nilo Cruz. Based on a Peruvian folk tale, Isicha and the Pistago will be developed for youth audiences and their families and performed as part of the orchestra's free-admission Family Concert Series.
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
To support a national concert tour and residency program. Repertoire will be selected by Music Director Matthew Oltman, and all of the ensemble singers will participate in the educational programs as part of the residency activities.
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. (Consortium)
San Francisco, CA
To support youth and adult choral workshops, as well as a California-wide musical history project, Mission Road II, with high school choral singers. In partnership with the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District, San Francisco Chanticleer will offer choral coaching and present youth choral festivals.
San Francisco Jazz Organization (Consortium)
San Francisco, CA
To support the Discover Jazz lecture series. A partnership with the Museum of the African Diaspora and the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, the six-course interactive lecture series at the Museum of the African Diaspora is led by musician and ethnomusicologist John Santos who invites participants to a multimedia educational experience that includes jazz video, classic and new jazz audio recordings, and lecture-demonstrations.
San Francisco State University (Consortium)
San Francisco, CA
To support a recording of composer Richard Festinger's The Coming of Age, a chamber work for soprano and chamber ensemble. The work will be performed by consortium partner New York New Music Ensemble, guest violist Lois Martin, and soprano Elizabeth Farnum.
San Francisco Symphony (Consortium)
San Francisco, CA
To support The American Orchestra Series, the orchestra's 100th anniversary celebration, which will feature six orchestral residencies at Davies Symphony Hall. In partnership with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the project will feature the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, and Philadelphia Orchestra in performances and related educational activities.
Santa Fe Desert Chorale
Santa Fe, NM
To support Songs of War and Peace, a performance and outreach project featuring composer-in-residence Robert Kyr. Activities will include performances of Kyr's newly-created work titled The Tides of Peace and related residency activities, outreach educational programs, and performances and lecture-demonstrations in venues such as the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, the Georgia O'Keefe Museum, and the Loretto Chapel.
Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Inc.
Santa Fe, NM
To support Stories in Music, a performance outreach project for children and families. The project will feature storyteller Joe Hayes as narrator in a bilingual (English and Spanish) presentation of Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf and the traditional Latin American tale La Llorona with music by Antonín Dvořák (Water Goblin) and Engelbert Humperdinck (The Witch's Ride from Hänsel und Gretel).
Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Inc. (Consortium)
To support ACCESS, an outreach performance and education program for underserved communities. In partnership with Seattle School District No. 1, the orchestra will engage children and families in diverse neighborhoods of Seattle.
Sitka Summer Music Festival Inc.
To support concert tours of chamber music in cities and rural towns of Alaska, including Anchorage, Barrow, Homer, Kenai, Sitka, and Tenakee Springs. The festival brings professional musicians from around the world to Alaska each year to rehearse and perform in small ensembles of two to eight performers in as many as 25 concerts.
South Bend Symphony Orchestra Association, Inc.
South Bend, IN
To support the Dake Summer Chamber Music Academy, a music educational program for high school youth. The non-residential program will offer participants daily master classes, ensemble coaching, classes, and performances with orchestra musicians.
Southwest Chamber Music Society
To support Ten Freedom Summers, a recording and national performance tour of a new work by composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith inspired by the Civil Rights Movement from 1954 to 1964. In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the ensemble and Smith's Golden Quartet, a jazz ensemble of multi-instrumentalists, will premiere and record the large multi-concert work in a cycle of three evenings in Los Angeles for Cambria Master Recordings, which will be distributed internationally by Naxos of America.
Sphinx Organization, Inc. (Consortium)
To support Sphinx Journeys, a weekly local radio broadcast. In partnership with the Detroit Educational Television Foundation (WRCJ 90.9 FM), approximately ten one-hour episodes, hosted by Sphinx founder and President Aaron Dworkin, will explore the musical works of American composers of color through discussions with conductors, musicians, and composers, as well as through a variety of studio and live performance recordings.
Spokane Symphony Society
To support Bestfest, a two-day community music festival which will be presented in the Fox Theater Spokane. Programming will range from orchestral and chamber concerts to jazz and folk music.
St. Louis African Chorus (aka African Musical Arts, Inc.)
St. Louis, MO
To support a community outreach and education program by African Musical Arts. The project, directed by Artistic Director Fred Onovwerosuoke, will feature the Songs of Africa Ensemble and include interactive workshops and concerts for children and adults in underserved communities of St. Louis and the village of Elsah, Illinois.
Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz
To support the New Orleans Community Outreach Program. Internationally renowned jazz musicians will present 24 master classes at 12 public schools and six colleges and universities in New Orleans; eight public performances; as well as a Jazz Education Series in partnership with the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (Jazzfest).
Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz (Consortium)
To support Peer-to-Peer Jazz Education Tours. In partnership with the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Foundation, the institute will connect young musicians from the nation's leading public performing arts high schools with renowned jazz musicians to conduct school assembly programs, jazz workshops, and public performances.
Transart & Cultural Services, Inc.
West Park, NY
To support Jazz in the Valley, a summer concert festival, and its signature music education program Behind the Beat: Intro to Jazz. In its 11th year as the jazz festival in the Hudson Valley area, it consists of two days of performances by musicians including The Cookers, Tia Fuller, Billy Bang, Andy Bey, and Johnny Pacheco, as well as films and dialogue addressing relevant issues that impact today's jazz music, musicians, and audience.
Tucson Symphony Society (Consortium)
To support the Southern Arizona Residency. In collaboration with the Bisbee Community Chorus, the project will consist of a public concert with an accompanying educational component and in rural communities in southern Arizona.
University of Nebraska at Lincoln (on behalf of Lied Center for the Performing Arts) (Consortium)
To support a statewide touring project by the Lied Center for the Performing Arts featuring the Turtle Island Quartet and singer and songwriter Susan Werner. A partnership with the Friends of the Midwest Theater, the project will include six day-long teacher and student workshops with teaching artists in schools, which will be followed by performances by the artists for students and the general public.
University of Oregon (on behalf of Oregon Bach Festival) (Consortium)
To support a touring performance project by the Oregon Bach Festival musicians in Ashland, Bend, Eugene, and Portland. In partnership with the Portland Baroque Orchestra, programming will feature period performances of Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas under the direction of the orchestra's Artistic Director Monica Huggett.
University of Wisconsin at Madison
To support a commissioning and performance project celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Pro Arte Quartet. Founded in 1912 in Brussels, the Belgian string ensemble was performing on a U.S. concert tour when Europe broke out in World War ; the musicians remained permanently in the U.S. by accepting a residency at the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1940.
Van Cliburn Foundation, Inc.
Fort Worth, TX
To support a website project with a free online library of digitally archived performances and materials. In celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2012, the organization will upgrade its website (www.Cliburn.org) and add content for public access, including materials from previous Cliburn piano competitions and amateur competitions, as well as documentation and historical material about Cliburn.
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 Robert Paterson.
Western Jazz Presenters Network, Inc.
La Jolla, CA
To support the presentation and tour of two of jazz pianists, Jason Moran and Danilo Perez, through the Western United States. Each artist will be showcased in a trio setting for a total of 21 concert performances in Arizona, California, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, and Washington.
Window to the World Communications, Inc.
To support Introductions, a weekly radio broadcast of performances by young pre-collegiate musicians. The WFMT Radio Network's David Post will host and produce each weekly broadcast that will include interviews with featured musicians.
Young People's Chorus of New York City, Inc. (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support Radio Radiance, an educational outreach project. In partnership with American Public Media Group (APM), the chorus will bring new choral music by living composers to young people and general audiences through live radio broadcasts via APM to at least six cities, locally through WNYC Public Radio in New York City, and via podcasts.
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