2012 Grant Awards: Art Works
[ August 11, 2011 deadline ]
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Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
To support Music Makes a Difference, an education program for school children. Plans include concerts for students in grades three through five where performances of Gustav Holst's The Planets will relate to science studies; a mentoring program for middle and high school students; and a culminating Family Arts Festival where students play side-by-side with orchestra musicians.
American Brass Chamber Music Association, Inc. (aka American Brass Quintet)
Putnam Valley, 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 performances and educational events, based on the repertoire of American composers such as Stephen Foster, Trevor Gureckis, Anthony Plog, David Sampson, and Joan Tower.
American Jazz Museum
Kansas City, MO
To support the Rhythm & Ribs Jazz and Blues Festival. The day-long indoor/outdoor event will feature 15 performances on three stages by local and nationally known jazz and blues artists such as Christian McBride, Charlie Hunter, Greg Gisbert, and Bobby "Blue" Bland, along with educational programming.
American Pianists Association, Inc.
To support outreach concerts and workshops performed by the finalists of the quadrennial Classical Fellowship Awards. Each of the five finalists will take part in a three-day residency in local high schools as part of the Concerto Curriculum program, which will culminate in a public performance by the pianist and members of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra in an effort to reinforce the schools' orchestra programs.
American Symphony Orchestra League (aka League of American Orchestras) (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support Advancing the Public Value of American Orchestras, a pilot project to map community involvement, engage governing boards in the issue, and develop messaging strategies. In partnership with the Pacific Symphony and nine other orchestras, the League will pilot a mapping project that will provide visual representation of orchestra connections to their community; equip orchestra governing boards to advance strategic conversations about deepening community engagement; and assist orchestras in the development of public communications that illuminate their public value.
Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
To support Young People's Concerts. In an effort to encourage student participation in the school district's instrumental music program, the concerts will be designed for and presented to students in grades four through six.
Apollo's Fire, The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra
Cleveland Height, OH
To support national tour performances, educational activities, and a radio broadcast of Come to the River: An Early American Gathering. The program, featuring singer-actors, a baroque/folk fiddler, a period guitarist/banjo player, a virtuoso hammered dulcimer player, an Irish/baroque flutist, percussive dancers, and a narrator/harpsichordist, will explore the music and traditions of early America including shape-note singing, New England barn dances, and southern revival hymns.
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.
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 City of North Adams, Massachusetts, the three-week institute will create an environment fostering experimentation and originality and include free concerts and outreach activities in low-income communities and at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art featuring Bang on a Can All-Stars, guest composers, performers, and student musicians.
Berklee College of Music, Inc.
To support the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival in the Boston's South End. The 2012 outdoor festival is titled Celebrate Women in Jazz and will include free performances from renowned musicians including Geri Allen and JoAnne Brackeen, as well as educational events, multi-media installations, and live-Internet streaming of interviews with female jazz musicians.
Bloomingdale School of Music
New York, NY
To support the Bloomingdale Student New Music Project. Plans include a series of commissions; workshops; a composer residency by David Crowell; a Carnegie Hall concert of works by student composers, Crowell, and other professional composers; and website features that will focus on advancing awareness of the process of creating and performing original music among children and the community.
Boston Landmarks Orchestra (aka BLO)
To support a school residency, commission, and performances of a new work by composer Michael Gandolfi. The composer will work with students at the Conservatory Lab Charter School to create a new work for double orchestra that will be premiered by student and BLO musicians.
To support touring activities in rural Midwest communities. Each of the six visits planned to communities such as Marshall, Minnesota; Brookings, South Dakota; and Waverly, Iowa, will include vocal ensemble concerts, educational workshops, and school performances.
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 post-graduate musicians. A partnership with the Juilliard School, project plans include performances at Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School, and Skidmore College; professional development for 20 participating musicians in audience engagement skills; and educational activities in 20 public elementary, middle, and high schools where each musician will spend 25 days over the course of the school year working with music teachers and focusing on building students' musical skills.
Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra Association, Inc. (aka Orchestra Iowa)
Cedar Rapids, IA
To support concerts, educational activities, and tour performances by Orchestra Iowa in celebration of the re-opening of the Paramount Theatre, which was destroyed by a flood in 2008. The program will include premiere performances of American Gothic, a previously commissioned new work by composer Michael Daugherty inspired by the painting of the same name by Grant Wood, who was from Iowa.
Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras
To support the Friends in Music program. Plans include youth orchestra members serving as mentors during the school year, teaching free weekly after-school string instrumental lessons to children from low income families at two public schools.
Port Townsend, WA
To support the Centrum Music of the Americas Workshops. This series of four week-long, total-immersion workshops at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend for pre-professional and semi-professional musicians will feature educational intensive programming culminating in public performance opportunities and concerts by faculty including Maria Muldaur and Molly and Tim O'Brien.
Charleston Academy of Music
To support the Kidzymphony Program. Inspired by Venezuela's El Sistema education program, the after-school strings education program will take place five days a week and involve inner-city, five- to eight-year-old students taught by academy faculty, members of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, and faculty of the College of Charleston.
Chicago Classical Recording Foundation (aka Cedille Records)
To support a world premiere compact disc recording of works by composers Michael Abels, Benjamin Lees, and Randall Fleischer, performed by the Harlem Quartet and the Chicago Sinfonietta on Cedille Records. Conducted by Chicago Sinfonietta music director Mei-Ann Chung, the program will be recorded at Wentz Concert Hall on the campus of North Central College in Naperville, Illinois.
Chicago Jazz Orchestra Association (aka Chicago Jazz Orchestra)
To support the Chicago Jazz Orchestra's A Tribute to Art Farmer. Arrangements from NEA Jazz Master Art Farmer's recording Art Farmer and the Jazz Orchestra will be reconstructed and presented in two concerts featuring trumpeter Terence Blanchard during the 50th anniversary year of the original recording session.
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
To support free outdoor Concerts in the Park and related educational activities. Reaching venues in southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky, and southeast Indiana, the five community concerts will include educational activities for children and families, such as hands-on artmaking activities for children and pre-concert lectures with the conductor and musicians.
Los Angeles, CA
To support the Musical Encounter Program. The peer-to-peer program will introduce music programs (classical, jazz, and the vocal arts) to underserved elementary school students through concerts performed by honor students.
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 500 students as well as perform in its downtown storefront facility and in other community venues.
To support recordings of choral works by composers Mark Adamo, John Corigliano, and Robert Kyr. Two recordings are planned: one that will pair works by Corigliano and Adamo and a second of a previously commissioned work, Songs of the Soul, an hour-long cantata by Kyr.
Contemporary Music Forum
To support the John Cage Centennial Festival. Plans include concerts, workshops, recitals, lectures, and panel discussions in celebration of the composer's 100th birthday in venues including the Phillips Collection, La Maison Française (Cultural Center of the Embassy of France), University of California Washington Center, American University, and the Kreeger Museum, and featuring performances by the new music ensemble red fish blue fish, Percussion Group Cincinnati, toy pianist Margaret Leng Tan, pianist Stephen Drury, and cellist Alexis Descharmes.
To support the fourth annual Month of Moderns choral festival. Concerts of contemporary choral music, scheduled to take place in Philadelphia and New York City, will include commissioned works by composers Francis Pott and Lewis Spratlan whose work will feature an instrumental collaboration with Network for New Music ensemble.
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation (aka California State University Fullerton)
To support a master class series for university and high school students. Artists will include pianists Louis Lortie and Helene Grimaud, violinists Itzhak Perlman and Jennifer Koh, conductors Keith Lockhart and David Robertson, singers Charles Castronovo and Natalie Dessay, wind players from the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, and composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen.
Curtis Institute of Music
To support a national tour by the Curtis Chamber Orchestra. Repertoire will include a new double violin concerto commissioned by composer David Ludwig and performed by guest soloists Jaime Laredo and Jennifer Koh.
Da Capo Chamber Players, Inc.
New York, NY
To support a tour of contemporary chamber music performances and residency activities. The tour to California, Nebraska, Ohio, and Vermont will involve concerts, public school performances, open rehearsals, and programs for retirement communities and will feature performances of works by composers Samuel Adler, William Bolcom, Gabriela Lena Frank, Kyle Gann, John Harbison, Shirish Korde, Anthony Korf, Chinary Ung, and Shen Yiwen.
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Association
To support Classical Connections, a series of adult educational concerts. Accompanied by a Listener's Guide, the first half of each concert will offer audiences an in-depth look into the music through discussion about and demonstration of important passages of a particular work and will be followed in the second half by a full performance of the work.
Des Moines Symphony Association (aka The Des Moines Symphony Orchestra and Academy)
Des Moines, IA
To support the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park Commission Outreach Project. In celebration of the newly opened sculpture park containing 27 sculptures by mid-20th-century artists, composer Steve Heitzeg will create a new work for orchestra which will be premiered during the symphony's 75th-anniversary season and will feature outreach programs including free public lectures, college and community performances in outlying areas, and school performances for fourth and fifth grade students.
Detroit Chamber Winds
To support the Pontiac Schools Project. Plans include school performances by musicians from the ensemble for elementary schools in the Dearborn, Pontiac, and Troy school districts.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall
To support the Neighborhood Concert Series. As many as 24 orchestral concerts (half of them conducted by Music Director Leonard Slatkin) are planned in area churches and community centers featuring full symphonic works from the standard repertoire, arrangements for chamber orchestra, and contemporary works by American composers such as Cindy McTee.
Diaz Music Institute
To support the Latin Jazz/Afro Caribbean Summer Workshop & Concert Series and after-school workshops. These educational programs for at-risk youth ages 4 to 18 will be held at MacArthur Senior High School in Houston and include music theory, music history, ear training, composition, vocal studies, dance, and live performances and will be taught by professional musicians such as Ndugu Chancler.
Eastern Music Festival, Inc.
To support the Eastern Music Festival including artist fees, promotion, and salary expenses. The five-week summer festival of more than 100 performances of orchestral, chamber, and jazz will feature artists including pianists Vladimir Feltsman and Alexander Toradze, singers Nancy Maultsby and Anthony Dean Griffey, and violinists Elmar Oliveira and Tasmin Little.
EastSide Arts Alliance
To support Jazz in Communities, an initiative designed to utilize 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; and workshops, lectures, film, and jazz concerts featuring artists such as Ambrose Akinmusire, Nasheet Waits, and John Santos.
Festivals DC, Ltd. (aka DC Jazz Festival) (Consortium)
To support the expansion of the DC Jazz Festival's Jazz for a Healthier Generation program. This free year-long program encompasses visits by jazz musicians and certified music practitioners to the Children's National Medical Center, Georgetown University Hospital's Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Smith Center for Healing and the Arts for performances in hospital atrium areas as well as a culminating free public program at the Atlas Performing Arts Center featuring NEA Jazz Master Paquito D'Rivera and Atlas jazz curator Brad Linde.
Fischoff National Chamber Music Association
Notre Dame, IN
To support live streaming and master class video postings online of the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. Plans include live streaming of performances as well as posting video recordings of master classes by jurors during the three-day event at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, where 48 ensembles (approximately 200 musicians) will compete for the top prize.
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Ltd. (on behalf of Burlington Discover Jazz Festival)
To support the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival. Plans include five headlining events; an expanded Adventures in Music series; two residencies with Christian McBride and Steve Wilson; and free events such as educational sessions; Meet the Artist interviews; films and lectures; Jazz on the Marketplace; a block party; and event live streaming.
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 Arts Leadership workshops and perform concerts in school classrooms and community venues.
Future of Music Coalition
To support the Future of Music Policy Summit. The three-day conference will engage speakers and panelists to discuss and examine key issues making an impact on independent professional musicians such as digital technology, artists' rights, and the current state of the music industry.
Gay Men\'s Chorus of Los Angeles
West Hollywood, CA
To support the A-Live Music Project, an outreach program for high school students. In-school master classes, recitals, discussions, open rehearsals, and performances will be provided free-of-charge in up to 14 area schools.
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc. (aka WETA)
To support the local radio broadcast of Front Row Washington, featuring recordings of live classical concerts in metropolitan Washington, DC, on WETA-FM. Specific programming for the year-long weekly series of broadcasts will be designed in a similar fashion to past performances which have included pianist Menachem Pressler and the Auryn Quartet at Georgetown University, the Castleton Orchestra conducted by Lorin Maazel at the Castleton Festival, Pro Musica Hebraica at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater, and pianist Jenny Lin and the Shanghai Quartet at the Freer Gallery.
Houston Chamber Choir
To support the Hear the Future School Residency Program. Ensembles of four to eight chamber choir musicians along with Artistic Director Robert Simpson will interact with students and teachers at three schools (one elementary, one middle, and one high school) in small and large group settings at least four times a year. A culminating choral festival, titled Hear the Future, will feature the chamber choir and the three participating schools performing individually and together.
Jazz Institute of Chicago
To support JazzCity, a free concert series in neighborhood parks across the city of Chicago. Programming will showcase commissions and performances by emerging and established Chicago jazz artists.
JazzReach Performing Art & Education Association
To support JazzReach's 2012-13 educational programming. The programming 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 an online archive that will document and preserve the vocal ensemble's 32-year performance history and educational activities. Plans include website enhancements, video recording of eight local performances and educational activities during a two-year period, and the conversion of historical audio and video content to online digital formats.
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; the Library Pass Program of free tickets for families available at libraries; a student instrumental competition; master classes for local college and high school students; Music Discovery Performances; Instrument Petting Zoos; and an instrument lending program.
Las Vegas Philharmonic
Las Vegas, NV
To support a youth concert series. Plans include free educational concerts conducted by music director David Itkin, study guides and training sessions for teachers, and performances by a youth competition winner.
Lexington Symphony, Inc.
To support Orchestrating Kids through Classics, a music education and outreach project. Plans include in-school presentations by small ensembles in 36 metropolitan Boston elementary schools and five full orchestral concerts in Lexington and Framingham, Massachusetts.
Madison Symphony Orchestra, Inc. (Consortium)
To support HeartStrings, an outreach project by an ensemble of the orchestra's string musicians that will provide residency programs and perform interactive recitals for underserved and special needs communities. In partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Health's Central Wisconsin Center, the Rhapsodie String Quartet, with training and the participation of certified therapists, will offer 90 residency programs reaching 20 to 25 participants during each session; more than 3,150 children and adults with special needs will participate in the project.
Manhattan School of Music
New York, NY
To support the Harlem Nights performance and educational series. Planned are seven concerts; a lecture series; and an Arts-in-Education component around performances of Ask Your Mama:12 Moods for Jazz, a multimedia interdisciplinary work based on Langston Hughes's cycle of 12 poems, co-created by soprano Jessye Norman and composer Laura Karpman.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools (Consortium)
To support the educational outreach project Cultural Passport: Sounds of America, using music and storytelling to explore the history of America from the perspectives of Native Americans, the pioneers, war veterans, and immigrants. A partnership with the Cleveland Orchestra, the project will include activities and educational materials for teachers and students from elementary to high school grade levels.
MotherShip Foundation (aka Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo Festival)
New Orleans, LA
To support the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo Festival. The music and arts festival includes live performances on three stages, featuring nearly 300 musicians of the blues, jazz, zydeco, Cajun, and rock genres, such as Cyril Neville & Tribe 13 and Beausoliel avec Michael Doucet (NEA National Heritage Fellow); as well as a kids' stage for children's entertainment and activities.
Music For All Seasons, Inc.
Scotch Plains, NJ
To support music programs targeted for at-risk children living in shelters in California, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Geared primarily to children who are victims of domestic violence, eight monthly programs by instrumentalists are planned for each of 14 shelters in 5 states, totaling 112 programs.
Music From China, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the Music From China Youth Orchestra educational program. The ensemble's artistic director, Wang Guowei, and other instrumentalists will train young musicians on traditional Chinese instruments, such as the erhu (fiddle), liuqin (mandolin), zheng (zither), yangqin (hammered dulcimer), and dizi (flute).
To support the educational outreach programs Around the World with Musiqa and Musiqa Remix. The chamber ensemble will perform concerts at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts and at schools, reaching approximately 7,000 children.
Nameless Sound (Consortium)
To support community-based education programs in music composition for children and youth in inner-city Houston. In partnership with the Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts, the free year-round creative music education program includes intensive music ensembles; weekly workshops for homeless, learning-disabled, and refugee students; a workshop tour visiting area public high schools; and residencies by premier artists from the genres of contemporary jazz and improvisation.
Nashville Symphony Association
To support a recording project featuring works by composer Stephen Paulus. Conducted by music director Giancarlo Guerrero, the orchestra's live performances of Paulus' Grand Concerto for Organ with organist Nathan Laube and Concerto for String Quartet (Three Places of Enlightenment) will be recorded in the Schermerhorn Symphony Center and the compact disc will be released on the Naxos label.
National Jazz Museum (aka National Jazz Museum in Harlem)
New York, NY
To support The Savory Concert Series. A series of five concerts around the historical jazz recordings, part of the museum's Savory Collection, are to be held on-site and at select other locations nationwide. Featured musicians will include NEA Jazz Master Branford Marsalis, Christian McBride, Aaron Diehl, and Jonathan Batiste.
New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
New Haven, CT
To support an artist-in-residency project featuring composer and violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain. The orchestra and Music Director William Boughton will collaborate with the composer during the five-week residency, titled From Haydn to Hip Hop, which will include two-day residencies at five New Haven high schools.
Northwestern Michigan College (Consortium)
Traverse City, MI
To support the Tiempo Libre Michigan Touring Project. In partnership with Michigan State University in Lansing, the college will co-present the Cuban music ensemble Tiempo Libre in performances and educational programming, such as participatory workshops in drumming and dance, in as many as 12 sites around central and northern Michigan, including Canton, Roscommon, Sault Ste. Marie, and Traverse City.
Orchestra 2001, Inc.
To support America's Folk Music Transformed: Touring with George Crumb's American Songbook, a regional touring performance project in Appalachia and New England. Directed by Music Director James Freeman, the performances will feature soprano Ann Crumb, as well as appearances by George Crumb at performances in his home state of West Virginia.
Oregon Symphony Association
To support a performance and recording project,which will culminate in a program at Carnegie Hall in New York titled “Premonitions.” Directed by Music Director Carlos Kalmar, programming will include Narong Prangcharon, Kurt Weill, and Arnold Schoenberg.
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Inc.
New York, NY
To support a touring project in multiple venues in Colorado, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. The programming for the tour will include guest-artists mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, baritone Nathan Gunn, composer Tan Dun, the Wayne Shorter Quartet, pianist Richard Goode, and composer-in-residence Gabriel Kahane.
Other Minds (Consortium)
San Francisco, CA
To support the Other Minds New Music Preservation Project/radiOM.org. This project will convert archival live recordings of performances, interviews, and conversations with innovative composers and artists of 20th-century American music into digital media and make them available worldwide at www.radiOM.org, for free public access. In partnership with Internet Archive, Other Minds will select and prepare the materials featuring leading American artists, such as Lou Harrison, Pauline Oliveros, Rainer Schulte, Brian Eno, and Frank Zappa.
Outpost Productions, Inc. (Consortium)
To support the New Mexico Jazz Festival. A partnership with the Lensic Performing Arts Center and the Santa Fe Jazz Foundation, the two-week festival will take place concurrently in the cities of Santa Fe and Albuquerque.
Philadelphia Orchestra Association (Consortium)
To support a multi-tiered electronic media initiative designed to engage audiences of all ages. In partnership with Drexel University, programming will be delivered through a variety of platforms, such as iNotes, smartphone applications, iTunes, the orchestra's website www.philorch.org, television, and simulcasts.
Philadelphia Orchestra Association
To support Neighborhood Concerts. The orchestra will perform free concerts and conduct ancillary activities in several Philadelphia locations, including City Hall and the Great Plaza on Penn's Landing, reaching underserved and non-traditional audiences.
Post-Classical Ensemble, Inc. (Consortium)
To support Mexican Revolution, a festival with multifaceted programming that explores the role of artists, particularly composer Silvestre Revueltas, as catalysts for change. In partnership with the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, DC, the festival performances and events, conducted by Music Director Angel Gil-Ordoñez and directed by Artistic Director Joseph Horowitz, will highlight works by Mexican composer, violinist, and conductor Revueltas (1899-1940) and will include the participation of Mexican singer Eugenia Leon, scholar Roberto Kolb-Neuhaus, lecturer and historian Gregorio Luke, Director of Film Programs at the National Gallery of Art Margaret Parsons, and the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra.
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 Rural Outreach Concerts, including educational events in small rural Iowa communities. Up to twelve concerts and six educational events will be offered in venues such as community centers, libraries, schools, and an opera house.
Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center, Inc. (on behalf of Atlanta Symphony Orchestra)
To support ASO Around Georgia, a statewide touring and community partnership initiative of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The project will be led and conducted by Music Director Robert Spano and Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra conductor Jere Flint.
Rush Hour Concerts at St. James Cathedral
To support free chamber summer concert performances at the historic St. James Cathedral in downtown Chicago and a one-day Make Music Chicago music festival in neighborhoods around the city. Early-evening chamber concerts will be presented every Tuesday during the summer months with artists selected from a roster of musicians from the Chicago area, as well as artists from across the country. A one-day free festival will celebrate the summer solstice.
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
St. Louis, MO
To support rural orchestral residencies with performances and educational workshops. Full orchestral performances, conducted by Music Director David Robertson and resident conductor Ward Stare, will be preceded by teacher workshops engaging as many as 40 teachers from rural schools.
San Diego State University Foundation
San Diego, CA
To support Heartpower, an outreach performance project by young musicians for audiences in underserved communities throughout 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 Historical Notes, a concert program for students in grades 8 and 11. Programming using repertoire by American composers will be designed to coincide with Behold America!, a major museum exhibition by the San Diego Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, and the Timken Museum.
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
To support a national concert tour and residency program. Programming will be directed by Music Director Matthew Oltman, and all of the ensemble singers will participate in the educational programs, featuring contemporary and traditional repertoire, as part of the residency activities.
San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music
San Francisco, CA
To support Chamber Music Day, a free day-long chamber music festival. The festival will feature chamber ensembles from the San Francisco Bay Area in performances at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in Civic Center.
Santa Fe New Music, Inc.
Santa Fe, NM
To support SFNM2 : Music as Environmental Consciousness, a contemporary chamber music festival featuring the SFNM Ensemble. Through concerts, workshops, lectures, and educational activities for youth and adults, the festival will employ contemporary music as a catalyst for generating substantive dialogue and reflection about environmental issues.
Sheldon Arts Foundation
St. Louis, MO
To support the commissioning, performance, and recording of a new work by composer and jazz pianist Peter Martin, celebrating the organization's 100th anniversary. The work will be based on the poem "This Present Past" by Pulitzer Prize winner Howard Nemerov.
Sitka Summer Music Festival Inc.
To support concert tours of chamber music in cities and rural towns of Alaska, including Anchorage, Gustavus, Kenai, Sitka, and Talkeetna. 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 27 concerts.
Sonny Boy Blues Society
Helena-West Hele, AR
To support the King Biscuit Blues Festival. Artists' fees will be provided to 250 renowned artists during the three-day festival for performances on four free and one ticketed stage, and for artist-in-residence activities with the year-round Blues-in-Schools music education program whose students will also perform at the festival.
South Dakota Symphony Orchestra
Sioux Falls, SD
To support the commissioning and performance of a new orchestral work by Native American composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate, featuring the Creekside Singers and a Lakota drumming ensemble. As part of the orchestra's Lakota Music Project -- an initiative developed between 2005-08 through collaboration between the orchestra and the United Sioux Tribes of South Dakota to build bridges between Native Americans and non-Native Americans -- the work will be performed in Sioux Falls and on a tour to six South Dakota Indian Reservations and the surrounding communities.
Sphinx Organization, Inc. (Consortium)
To support a national tour and community engagement project featuring the Sphinx Virtuosi and the Catalyst Quartet. In partnership with the National Guild for Community Arts Education, Inc. in New York City, a group of approximately 25 emerging young string players, laureates, and alumni of the national Sphinx Competition for mostly African American and Latino musicians, will tour and perform diverse repertoire by composers Heitor Villa-Lobos, George Walker, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Gabriela Lena Frank, Felix Mendelssohn, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
St. Luke\'s Chamber Ensemble, Inc. (aka Orchestra of St. Luke's)
New York, NY
To support Orchestra of St. Luke's OSL Subway Series of free chamber music concerts. The orchestra will present ensembles of its musicians in hour-long performances throughout the city, featuring repertoire of traditional and contemporary music by composers from Ludwig von Beethoven to John Adams.
Sylvan Winds, Inc.
New York, NY
To support a performance and recording project, American Music from the Gilded Age. The wind ensemble will perform works by American composers Charles T. Griffes, William Grant Still, Walter Piston, May Aufderheide, Charlotte Blake, Phoebe Knapp, Christiaan Kriens Ronde, and Nicolai Berezowsky.
Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz
To support the New Orleans Community Outreach Program. Internationally renowned jazz musicians will present 27 master classes at 12 public schools and 6 colleges and universities in New Orleans, six free 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 the Peer-to-Peer jazz education tour. 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 that will tour together to conduct school assembly programs, jazz workshops, and public performances.
Twentieth Century Consort (aka 21st Century Consort)
Round Hill, VA
To support a recording project featuring Cathedral Music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Stephen Albert, Sacred Songs and Meditations by James Primosch, and Out of Darkness by Christopher Patton. All of the chamber music works were either created for or performed at the Washington National Cathedral in the District of Columbia.
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 David Feurzeig.
To support the Harmony Project, a community partnership project with churches and historically Black colleges in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Activities will include ensemble performances, workshops, and educational programs in the region through collaborations with city councils, churches, and educational institutions in Hampton, Norfolk, and Newport News, Virginia.
West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
To support a statewide outreach 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, as well as present educational programming in schools by its resident ensemble, the Montclaire String Quartet.
Western Jazz Presenters Network, Inc.
La Jolla, CA
To support the presentation and touring of two of jazz piano trios led by Jacky Terrasson and Fred Hersch through the Western United States. The artists will be presented in 14 not-for-profit venues in states including Arizona, California, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, and Washington, during two tours per artist during the 2012-13 season.
Young People\'s Chorus of New York City, Inc. (Consortium)
New York, NY
To support Radio Radiance, an innovative educational outreach project directed by Artistic Director Francisco J. Núñez. In partnership with American Public Media Group (APM), the chorus will bring new choral music by living composers, such as Tom Cabaniss, Susie Ibarra, Kevin James, and Julia Wolfe, 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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