Boise Philharmonic, $5,000
To support the presentation of youth concerts and in-school visits in elementary schools throughout southwestern Idaho. The Boise Philharmonic will provide fourth and fifth grade students the opportunity to experience orchestral music.
Boston Symphony Orchestra, $75,000
To support the Composer-in-Residence Program. Between five and eight composers will participate in rehearsals, dialogues with audiences, composition classes and master classes.
Canton Symphony Orchestra, $15,000
To support Think Music!, an educational project for elementary school students. This project will explore how the brain processes and reacts to music through lecture/ demonstrations, performances, classroom visits and concert curriculum.
Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra, $7,500
To support the expansion of a music education program in area colleges and outreach programs for underserved communities. The symphony will increase the number of concerts at two area colleges, provide weekday concerts during its residency in Iowa City, and hold early childhood music sessions at Kirkwood Community College.
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, $42,000
To support Sound Discoveries, a comprehensive educational and outreach program. The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will provide this three-part program to schools and communities in the Cincinnati metropolitan area.
The Columbus Symphony Orchestra, $20,000
To support the Elementary School Young People's Concerts and the accompanying SEATS (Symphony Education and Audience Training the Schools) curriculum booklets. The symphony musicians will perform full orchestral concerts as well as ensemble programs and educational activities for central Ohio's schoolchildren.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, $50,000
To support the Summer Institute. This two-week intensive day camp will include coaching and instruction by the symphony musicians and music faculty from Oakland University in Rochester, MI.
Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, $7,500
To support the Educational Series Concerts. This project will include daytime Pizza Pop concerts for high school students and their families and young people's concerts for the whole community.
Grand Rapids Symphony, $15,000
To support an artists-in-residence program in the schools. The symphony's musicians will provide in-school musical performances for elementary school children in the greater Grand Rapids area.
Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, $22,500
To support the Intensive Community Program. This project will provide string training for children in underserved communities of greater Boston.
Haddonfield Symphony, $5,000
To support the commission of a work by Carter Pann, winner of the Haddonfield Symphony's Young Composer's Competition in 2000. The new work will be performed at four concerts for young people at the South Jersey Performing Arts Center on the Waterfront in Camden.
Hartford Symphony Orchestra, $5,000
To support Symphony in the Schools. Members of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra will be involved in performance and educational programs for schools in Hartford, East Hartford and Bloomfield.
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra's education and outreach program. This comprehensive, community-based program will provide educational enrichment for all ages.
New World Symphony, $25,000
To support the Musician Development Program. Up to 86 New World Symphony musicians will receive training in career development, audience development, leadership and musical technique to better serve the South Florida community.
North Carolina Symphony, $50,000
To support an in-school educational concert program and workshop for elementary school music teachers from communities throughout the state. All 65 full-time musicians of the North Carolina Symphony will travel more than 18,000 miles to perform 55 to 65 educational concerts.
The Philadelphia Orchestra (Consortium), $50,000
To support the Music Education Partnership. Philadelphia Orchestra and the Settlement Music School will partner in this music education project for 55 Philadelphia public elementary schools.
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, $25,000
To support the expansion of the Tiny Tots music education program. The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra will increase the number of concerts in this program for inner-city children, ages two through six.
San Antonio Symphony, $15,000
To support a residency at St. Philip's College. The Symphony Society of San Antonio will conduct master classes, open rehearsals, lectures and concerts for primary and secondary school children.
San Francisco Symphony, $80,000
To support expansion of Adventures in Music (AIM). The project will conclude the final year of a three-year expansion to serve all 28,000 students in grades one through five in the San Francisco Schools.
San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, $75,000
To support the artistic development project. Musicians of this pre-professional orchestra will participate in music training and career development programs.
San Jose Symphony, $5,000
To support the Music Mentorships program. Musicians of the San Jose Symphony will mentor students in three elementary schools located in San Jose's underserved neighborhoods.
Seattle Symphony, $50,000
To support ALIVE: A Community Gateway to Music Advancement. The Seattle Symphony Orchestra will provide a music education program to people of all ages through the Seattle Symphony Learning Center.
Sioux City Symphony Orchestra (Consortium), $7,500
To support the Tri-State String Initiative, an educational partnership program between the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra Association, Morningside College and the Sioux City Public Schools. The goal of this initiative will be to revive string instruction in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.
Springfield Symphony Orchestra, $7,500
To support the Western Massachusetts Youth Orchestras. This educational outreach project will feature a professional musician as artist-in-residence with two youth orchestras.
Utah Symphony, $20,000
To support Passport to the World of Music. This curriculum-based student program will feature in-school concerts, public young people's concerts, a family music fair, and Lollipops concerts for the very young.
American Composers Forum (Consortium), $100,000
To support the New Band Horizons program. This project will complete the four-year development of an interdisciplinary curricula based on original compositions by 15 leading American composers, representing a diverse range of musical traditions and styles, including jazz, ethnic, folk, theatrical and classical.
American String Teachers Association (Consortium), $80,000
To support expansion of the National String Project Consortium (NSPC) to five additional institutions of higher education. NSPC will help alleviate the shortage of public school string and orchestra teachers and increase the number of children who have access to playing stringed instruments.
American Symphony Orchestra League (Consortium), $50,000
To support the National Youth Orchestra Festival. Young musicians from five youth orchestras will participate in a week of rehearsals and performances under the direction of renowned conductors and professional orchestras.
Boston University (on behalf of Tanglewood Institute), $10,000
To support artists-in-residence for the Young Artist Orchestra Program. The Boston University Tanglewood Institute will continue to expand its roster of faculty artists to provide intensive coaching for the Chamber Music component of the Young Artist Orchestra Program.
New School University (on behalf of New School Concerts), $5,000
To support the New York String Orchestra Seminar. This intensive music education project for young musicians will host 60 musicians between the ages of 15 to 22 for ten days of orchestra rehearsals with violinist and conductor Jaime Laredo, and culminate in performances at Carnegie Hall.
Project Step, $20,000
To support Project STEP, the String Training and Educational Program. This project, which prepares young, gifted musicians for careers in classical music, will offer participants, aged five to 18, a combination of instrumental lessons with master teachers, classroom instruction, performance and master classes, access to quality instruments, summer study, enrichment opportunities and career counseling.
Settlement Music School, $50,000
To support the Early Childhood Education Initiative. This project includes a preschool arts enrichment program and a teacher-training institute for the arts.