FY03 Access Grants

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (consortium), $60,000
To support ASO Around Georgia, a community partnership initiative. The tour by the Atlanta Symphony will include performances and outreach activities as a means to cultivate meaningful partnerships with communities across the state.

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, $25,000
To support a community engagement initiative to reach new audiences. Activities will include community concerts, a Symphony 101 lecture series in neighborhood libraries, and a Web site that will serve as a promotional and educational tool.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, $50,000
To support a series of outreach programs in communities throughout the Cincinnati metropolitan area, including areas of northern Kentucky. The three-part initiative will offer concerts at reduced prices or free of charge.

Delaware Symphony Orchestra, $20,000
To support educational outreach activities for adults and children in rural and underserved areas of the state. The project will include youth and family concerts as well as an in-school ensemble program serving 16 schools across the state.

Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support an outreach and intergenerational education program. Activities will include Pizza Pop Concerts for high school students and Young People's/Family Concerts for elementary school students and their families.

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, $15,000
To support the Neighborhood Arts Program in Fort Worth and rural communities throughout Texas. In partnership with the Arts Council Fort Worth and Tarrant County, the program will provide free orchestral performances in more than 20 neighborhood churches, schools and community centers.

Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, $17,500
To support Musical Bridges, an outreach program. Proposed activities include community concerts that will link traditional and classical music in local venues, a chamber orchestra concert and specially designed family concerts.

Minnesota Orchestra (consortium), $40,000
To support Discovering Great Music, a music education project with Minneapolis public schools. Activities will include youth concerts, teacher workshops, development of curriculum guides and classroom visits to students.

The Nashville Symphony, $20,000
To support outreach concerts to rural areas of middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky. The Nashville Symphony, in partnership with local community organizations, will tour to 10 diverse and underserved communities.

New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, $25,000
To support a statewide tour to small, rural and underserved communities of New Mexico. The project will also offer educational activities in Albuquerque area schools.

Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, $10,000
To support concerts in diverse, underserved neighborhoods of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The orchestra will perform in churches, schools and assisted-living residences.

The Phoenix Symphony (consortium), $40,000
To support One Nation, a series of education programs for the local Native American community. The project will include master classes for grades seven to 12, a classroom concert for elementary students and a free family community concert.

Queens Symphony Orchestra, $22,500
To support an audience development project presenting subscription concerts throughout the borough. The decentralization plan will mirror the enclaves of Queens, one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the nation.

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, $40,000
To support Symphony 101, an outreach project of concerts for underserved and low-income residents. Host and music director Christopher Seaman and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra will offer a symphonic repertoire and informal lectures for first-time concertgoers at Roberts Wesleyan College.

Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, $50,000
To support regional concerts in underserved communities. The symphony will perform free ensemble performances and low-cost orchestral concerts in Missouri and Illinois.

San Antonio Symphony, $15,000
To support a residency at St. Philip's College, a historically black college in San Antonio. Activities will include master classes, open rehearsals, lectures, and concerts for primary and secondary school children.

Santa Cecilia Opera and Orchestra Association, $10,000
To support Discovering Music, an educational outreach program in underserved communities of Los Angeles. The project, led by artistic director Sonia Marie De Leon, will provide orchestral performances and educational activities in venues ranging from elementary schools to community centers.

Santa Rosa Symphony, $20,000
To support the completion of a documentary film that captures the year-long process and results of a community outreach project. The video will be disseminated nationwide to schools and symphony orchestras as a template for community collaborations, as well as an educational tool to bring meaning to present-day conflicts.

Seattle Symphony (consortium), $65,000
To support outreach performances and educational events for underserved communities. The orchestra with the Texaco-Sphinx competition winner as guest soloist will perform concerts in the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, New Hope Baptist Church and Benaroya Hall.

Spokane Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support regional concerts in underserved communities. The Spokane Symphony will perform orchestral concerts for rural and low-income residents in Washington and Idaho.

Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, $20,000
To support a concert tour to New York's North Country. The orchestra, under the direction of Music Director Daniel Hege, will perform full orchestra concerts in rural and underserved communities.

Tucson Symphony Orchestra (consortium), $20,000
To support the Southern Arizona Residency. The project consists of an educational component and a public concert in five rural communities in southern Arizona.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra, $22,500
To support the Made in Vermont Music Festival Tour, a series of educational activities and community concert programs in underserved rural communities The project will tie community concerts to children's concerts in 10 communities.

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, $20,000
To support a statewide tour to underserved rural communities. The symphony will reach audiences in seven to 10 communities throughout West Virginia.

The Women's Philharmonic, $10,000
To support Composing A Career, a symposium and an annual music festival at Yerba Buena Center for the Performing Arts. The symposium will include Music in the Making, new music reading sessions that will showcase emerging American women composers.

Access Grants to Related Organizations

American Music Center, $50,000
To support NewMusicBox.org and NewMusicJukeBox.org. NewMusicBox is a monthly Web magazine about artists and issues in the new music community, and NewMusicJukeBox is a searchable, encyclopedic database of contemporary American composers.

American Symphony Orchestra League (consortium), $90,000
To support a comprehensive analysis of first-time orchestra concertgoers. Introduced by a national television ad campaign and through Web sites, the project will survey participants attending one of 21 pre-selected concerts.

Meet The Composer, $100,000
To support the Meet the Composer Fund. The program allows composers to attend performances of their own music and take part in pre- or post-concert discussions, open rehearsals, workshops, lecture demonstrations and interviews.