FY05 Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth

American Classical Orchestra, $45,000
To support Classical Music for Kids. The program is an interactive teaching and learning program for students as they focus on the music, and important composers, of the early classical period.

Charlotte Symphony (Consortium), $35,000
To support a consortium project for professional development of music and dance educators. In partnership with the North Carolina Dance Theatre, the project will provide for a four-day workshop focused on integrative curricula, development and implementation of units of study for third and fourth grades, and assessment.

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, $20,000
To support School Partners with Artists Reaching Kids (SPARK). The project will team musicians with classroom teachers from area elementary schools to create lesson plans incorporating music concepts into the classroom curricula.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, $45,000
To support the Civic Youth Ensemble. The program will provide public middle and high school student musicians with the opportunity to study in one of eight orchestral or jazz ensembles during non-school hours.

Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra, $18,000
To support the Preschool Music Program, a consortium project. The program will offer a music curriculum, rhythm instruments, and live ensemble performances targeted for inner-city pre-school children.

Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, $50,000
To support expansion of the Intensive Community Program that will provide string-instrument and jazz training targeted for lower-income youth. The orchestra will add another class of approximately 16 talented students to the program.

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, $50,000
To support the continuation of the School Partner Program. The professional development project provides Indianapolis public school teachers with the training and skills necessary to teach arts-integrated curriculum consistent with state and national arts education standards.

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, $15,000
To support a school- and community-based education program in southwest Michigan. Activities will include school residencies by musicians and composers, string coaching by professional musicians, and concert and community-based programs.

Minnesota Orchestra (Consortium), $60,000
To support UPBEAT Program. The year-long music program will feature sequential learning activities for all Minneapolis third and sixth grade students.

Mobile Symphony, $10,000
To support the Preludes program. The music enrichment project will provide weekly music classes to elementary school children.

New York Philharmonic (Consortium), $50,000
To support a consortium project called the School Partnership Program. Students in the second through fifth grades will attend workshops held by New York-trained teaching artists.

Orange County s Pacific Symphony, $50,000
To support the Class Act Music Education Program. The project will pair Orange County schools with orchestral musicians in year-long, sequentially structured classroom programs and concert experiences.

Owensboro Symphony, $20,000
To support Owensboro Symphony Orchestra's Youth Educational Services (OSO-YES!). The project will provide activities in which students explore symphonic music.

San Francisco Symphony (on behalf of San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra), $50,000
To support the Artist Development Program. Designed to complement the Youth Orchestra's core program of weekly rehearsals and concert performances, students will receive coaching, apprenticeships, mentorships, and specialized training in chamber music, instrument care, and auditioning techniques.

Spokane Symphony Orchestra (Consortium), $20,000
To support music education programs. Offered in partnership with school districts in Washington and Northern Idaho, the program will provide opportunities for students to participate in ensembles and coaching, and sectional rehearsals with professional musicians, as well as chamber music instruction.

Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, $15,000
To support Simply Symphonic. The integrated elementary school music education program will be offered at no cost to fifth grade students in Pierce County public and private schools.

RELATED LEARNING IN THE ARTS GRANTS

American Composers Forum (Consortium), $50,000
To support a consortium project for Composers Suitcase, a new music curriculum. In partnership with the MacPhail Center for Music, the series will focus on music creation and improvisation, and will be tested in schools in Minnesota and Washington, DC.

American String Teachers Association, $48,000
To support Careers in String Teaching. The professional development program is designed to assist high school string and orchestral teachers in developing curriculum and lesson plans.

Boston University, $30,000
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 ensemble opportunities through rehearsals and performances, master classes, and coaching sessions led by resident artists and ensembles such as the Synergy Quintet and Vento Chiaro Wind Quartet.

The Juilliard School, $15,000
To support the continuation of the Music Advancement Program. The project will involve concentrated musical training for public school children (ages 8 to 16) from all New York City boroughs.

Midori Foundation, $30,000
To support Adventures in Making Music. The program will offer free twice-weekly instruction in woodwind, brass, percussion, and violin to inner-city youth.

Project STEP, $15,000
To support the continuation of the String Training and Educational Program (STEP). Targeting gifted, at-risk youth, the program provides private lessons, classroom instruction and master classes, performance opportunities, academic and career counseling, and musical instrument loans.

Tales & Scales, $30,000
To support Imagine That! The residencies at Evansville schools will provide opportunities for students to participate in collaborative artistic processes and demonstrate their acquired skills in music, theater, and dance.