FY04 Learning in the Arts

Austin Symphony Orchestra, $20,000

To support the String Fellows Program. Designed to revitalize Austin public high school orchestral programs, the project will place teachers and students in strings workshops and sectionals with a quartet of Austin Symphony Orchestra musicians.

Boston Symphony Orchestra (on behalf of Tanglewood), $35,000

To support Day in the Arts at Tanglewood (DART). The project offers eight, five-day summer arts immersion programs, including workshops and field trips for sixth through eigth-grade students from Berkshire County.

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra (consortium), $20,000

To support School Partners with Artists Reaching Kids (SPARK). The consortium project will team musicians with classroom teachers from the Kettering City School District to create lesson plans incorporating music concepts into the classroom curriculum.

Florida Youth Orchestra, $10,000

To support an expansion of Music STEPS (String Training and Education in Public Schools) - Choral Kids. The project will provide after-school choral training and performance opportunities for elementary and middle school students.

Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra (consortium), $20,000

To support the Preschool Music Program. Working in partnership with three Early Childhood Alliance sites and consortium member Childhood Alliance of Northeast Indiana, the project will provide a music curriculum, rhythm instruments, and live ensemble performances for inner-city preschool children.

Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, $43,000

To support expansion of the Intensive Community Program, providing rigorous string-instrument training to low-income youth from the Boston area. The project will continue the program's growth by adding another class of 20 talented students to the current student body.

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, $10,000

To support a school-based and community-based education program. Activities will include school residencies by musicians and composers, string coaching by professional musicians, and concert and community-based programs.

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, $55,000

To support the expansion of the ACE Partnership, a model music education program in Milwaukee elementary schools. Sequentially based, the project integrates learning in the arts with other academic subjects.

New England String Ensemble, $18,000

To support the New England Musical Heritage Initiative, a music curriculum in public schools. Composers will create compositions based on the lives of past and present New Englanders, which then will be used as a study resource.

New York Philharmonic (consortium), $62,000

To support the continuation of the School Partnership Program, a consortium project. Students in grades three through five will attend workshops and receive recorder and composition instruction from orchestra musicians and music educators.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (consortium), $38,000

To support the Symphony Young Strings program, a consortium project of comprehensive string instruction. Through artist residencies, after-school music instruction, and a summer string camp, children from underserved areas surrounding Pittsburgh will work with and be mentored by professional musicians and educators from the orchestra.

San Francisco Symphony (on behalf of San Francisco Youth Orchestra), $65,000

To support the ongoing Youth Orchestra Artistic Development Program. Personalized coaching, engagements with renowned artists, apprenticeships, and mentorships will enhance the curriculum of individualized training and specialization for youth orchestra members.

RELATED ARTS LEARNING GRANTS American String Teachers Association (consortium), $65,000

To support the consortium Strings Project. The program, designed to lessen the shortage of public school orchestra teachers, will offer Suzuki training, chamber music instruction, theory classes, and private lessons to undergraduate string education majors.

American Symphony Orchestra League (consortium), $65,000

To support an education initiative that will identify and reward excellent work in orchestra education. Components of the consortium project will include building resources of music education materials, conducting research for online documentation of best practices, and selecting recipients for the Excellence in Orchestra Education awards.

Boston University, $25,000

To support the Young Artists Orchestra and Young Arts Wind Ensemble programs of the Tanglewood Institute. High school musicians will receive individual music instruction and group participation opportunities through ensemble rehearsals and performances, master classes, and coaching sessions led by resident ensembles such as the Synergy Quintet and Vento Chiaro Wind Quartet.

Carnegie Hall (consortium), $72,000

To support the continuation of LinkUP! In partnership with the New York City Board of Education, the consortium project is a standards-based music education program that integrates music into the elementary school curriculum.

From the Top (consortium), $62,000

To support music and theater training for students. In consortium with Young Audiences (NY), students will create a live, collaborative radio show that will be performed, taped, and disseminated on the organization's Web site.

Georgia State University (on behalf of Center for Educational Partnerships in Music), $52,000

To support Sound Learning, a project that integrates music education with core academic curriculum for approximately 1,600 students in the greater Atlanta region. In partnership with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the program will engage local musicians to serve as music mentors for students while working with teachers to develop lesson plans.

Juilliard School, $18,000

To support the continuation of the Music Advancement Program. The project will involve concentrated musical training for public school children, ages eight to 14, from all New York City boroughs.

Midori Foundation, $19,000

To support expansion of the Making Music Program. Additional grade levels and classes will mark the expansion of the music education project for one intermediate and ten elementary schools in New York City. The project will involve planning sessions for teachers and administrators and free group lessons for children in grades three through six.

New England Conservatory of Music (consortium), $82,000

To support the Music-in-Education National Consortium Project. New resources and cross-institutional capacities will be developed to support the evolving role and innovative practices of music and musicians in urban public schools.

Project STEP, $24,000

To support continuation of the String Training and Education Program (STEP). With a focus on gifted, economically disadvantaged youth, the program will immerse students in private lessons, classroom instruction and master classes, performance opportunities, summer study, and career counseling, and will offer them musical instrument loans.