FY02 Access Grants

Billings Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support the Yellowstone Music Initiative. This comprehensive outreach project will reach underserved audiences in non-traditional venues in a variety of programs for youth and seniors.

Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Orchestra, $10,000
To support faculty artists in the preparation and presentation of Young Artists Orchestra concerts. The Boston University Tanglewood Institute will continue to expand its roster of faculty artists to provide intensive coaching for the orchestral program.

Canton Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support after-school and weekend music instruction for elementary students and their families who are living in low-income neighborhoods of Canton. The symphony's musicians will offer instruction in steel drum, recorder and keyboard in four six-week sessions.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, $50,000
To support a series of outreach programs that will include concerts and other services to neighborhoods throughout the region. The orchestra will provide a three-part initiative to communities in the Cincinnati metropolitan area, including areas of northern Kentucky.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, $60,000
To support The Detroit Symphony Orchestra Downriver project. This is the first year of a three year outreach effort by the orchestra to underserved communities south of Detroit.

Fairbanks Symphony, $10,000
To support an orchestra tour to communities in rural Alaska. Concerts and educational outreach programs will be presented by the Arctic Chamber Orchestra, the orchestra's touring ensemble, in parts of the state that do not have access to the concert experience.

Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, $22,500
To support the Intensive Community Program. The project will provide string training for children in underserved communities of greater Boston.

Houston Symphony, $32,500
To support Community Connections, an outreach project for underserved communities. During 2002-03, the Houston Symphony's musicians will perform at various sites, including hospitals, schools, community centers and long-term care facilities.

New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, $20,000
To support a statewide tour to small, rural and underserved communities of New Mexico. In addition, the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra will conduct educational activities in Albuquerque area schools.

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, $20,000
To support community concerts, two national tours and residency activities. Orpheus Chamber Orchestra will tour with pianist Richard Goode and soprano Dawn Upshaw, and be in residence at University of California-Los Angeles and the Krannert Center at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

The Philadelphia Orchestra (consortium), $35,000
To support outreach performances in the Washington Township School District, NJ. During 2002, the Philadelphia Orchestra will perform a free neighborhood concert in the district's Center for the Performing Arts and additional smaller performances, all free of charge.

The Phoenix Symphony (consortium), $25,000
To support One Nation. The series of education programs for the local Native American community will include master classes for grades seven to 12, a classroom concert for elementary students and a free community concert.

Queens Symphony Orchestra, $20,000
To support an audience development campaign, presenting subscription concerts throughout the borough. This decentralization plan will mirror the enclaves of Queens, one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the nation.

Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (consortium), $50,000
To support a community partnership initiative with the Innsbrook Institute in Warren County, MO. The Saint Louis Symphony will perform an outdoor community concert, as well as a summer festival of orchestral and chamber music.

San Antonio Symphony, $15,000
To support a residency at St. Philip's College. The Symphony Society will conduct master classes, open rehearsals, lectures and concerts for primary and secondary school children.

Santa Rosa Symphony, $7,500
To support a community outreach project using Sir Michael Tippett's poem, A Child of Our Time, as a catalyst for interdisciplinary study at Santa Rosa High School. The activities will culminate with performances by the Santa Rosa Symphony, guest soloists and two community choruses.

South Dakota Symphony, $7,500
To support the expansion of South Dakota Symphony Orchestra's state touring program. Two chamber ensembles and a chamber orchestra, composed of the symphony's musicians, will perform concerts and conduct educational programs in two communities.

Tucson Symphony Orchestra (consortium), $15,000
To support the Southern Arizona Residency. The project consists of an educational component and a public concert in four rural communities in southern Arizona.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra, $20,000
To support the Made in Vermont Music Festival Tour. The orchestra will present educational activities and community concert programs in ten underserved rural communities throughout Vermont.

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, $12,500
To support a statewide tour to underserved rural communities. The symphony will reach audiences in ten communities in fall and spring tours.

Related Grants 

Flint Institute of Music (Multidisciplinary), $10,000
To support music outreach activities for underserved communities. Performances and other activities for children and adults will be presented at public housing projects, recreation centers and senior centers.