FY06 Access to Artistic Excellence (part 2)

Alabama Symphony Orchestra, $20,000
To support Touring Alabama. Performances and two-day residencies, including master classes for high school music students, ensemble performances, and a demonstration in middle schools, will take place in three communities: Marion, Guntersville, and Tuskegee.

American Composers Orchestra (consortium), $25,000
To support New Music Readings, a consortium project to present concerts and educational activities in Philadelphia. In collaboration with the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Pennsylvania, the orchestra will perform in concert and assist in the coordination of orchestral reading sessions for emerging composers in the area.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, $40,000
To support ASO Around Georgia, a community partnership initiative. The tour will include performances and outreach activities as a means to cultivate meaningful partnerships between the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and communities across the state.

Boston Modern Orchestra Project, $15,000
To support compact disc recordings of works by American composers Derek Bermel, George Rochberg, Elliott Schwartz, and Mathew Rosenblum. Each recording will be either a premier release or a new release of an out-of-print recording.

Bozeman Symphony, $10,000
To support The Song of the Earth concert and related educational activities. Guest artist R. Carlos Nakai will perform on Native American flute with the orchestra in a concert designed to celebrate Anglo, Hispanic, and Native American cultures.

California Symphony, $10,000
To support the Community Outreach Program. Activities will include community concerts, a family concert, an instrument petting zoo, and classroom visits by the orchestra's musicians.

Canton Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support a series of lecture, composition, and performance events. The project will focus on the similarities and differences between classical and popular music with the goal of engaging young audiences.

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, $15,000
To support Sinfonica de Charlotte, a series of community concerts. Ten ensemble performances and one full orchestral performance will be targeted to the area's growing Latino/Hispanic community.

Classical Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support free concerts by college and high school students participating in an orchestral training program. The eight free concerts will take place at Preston Bradley Hall in the Chicago Cultural Center.

Colorado Music Festival, $10,000
To support education and outreach programming for adults and children. Plans include a young people's concert, workshops for children, pre-concert lectures, open rehearsals, and the production of real-time musical guides for festival audience members.

Delaware Valley Philharmonic Orchestra, $10,000
To support a Youth in the Arts Competition, an orchestral concert, and educational activities. Selected musical works submitted to the competition by students in the fourth through 12th grades will be chosen, then arranged for orchestra and performed in concert.

East Texas Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support a performance of Pasion Mexicana, a concerto for mariachi and orchestra by composers Jeff Nevin and Jose Hernandez. Educational activities will include a mariachi composition workshop for college students and a mariachi music curriculum for middle school students.

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

Fort Wayne Philharmonic, $15,000
To support Unplugged, an informal classical concert series. The concerts, hosted by a local celebrity, aim to attract younger audiences to the orchestra, generate an appreciation for orchestral and classical music, and create new generations of subscribers.

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, $22,500
To support a statewide touring program. Concerts and educational programs will take place in five rural communities.

Grant Park Music Festival, $16,500
To support a compact disc recording of works by composer Aaron Jay Kernis. The festival orchestra will record Too Hot Cantata, Color Wheel, Five Etudes, and Newly Drawn Sky on Cedille Records.

Hartford Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support a Martin Luther King Celebration concert and school and community concerts. Plans include the eighth annual I Have a Dream concert, school performances, outreach performances in community organizations, and concerts featuring performances and compositions by African American and Latino artists.

Honolulu Symphony, $10,000
To support youth concerts and in-school ensembles. Plans include six youth concerts and ensemble visits to 120 schools throughout the island of Oahu.

Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support Sound Discovery, a music education program. The project involves five open rehearsals with Lido, an animated conductor's baton, that will be presented to students in grades five and above and Symphonic Concerts for Children, designed for students in the third through fifth grades.

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, $50,000
To support Fiesta Sinfonica, a concert focusing on the music of the Caribbean and South America. Educational activities will include master classes and lectures for students and music historians.

Madison Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support HeartStrings, a community outreach project. An ensemble of emerging professional string musicians will perform interactive recitals for underserved and special-needs communities.

Mesa Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support an outreach project for underserved youth. The orchestra will offer free tickets to schools and community organizations for young audiences and present pre-concert orientation sessions and open rehearsals.

Minneapolis Pops Orchestra, $10,000
To support free concerts for the senior adult community. Free orchestral performances will be held at neighborhood concert sites in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area.

Nashville Symphony, $20,000
To support outreach concerts in rural areas of Tennessee and Alabama. In partnership with local community organizations, the orchestra will tour to diverse and underserved communities.

New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support a performance and recording project, Voices from the Gallery, by American composer Stephen Paulus. The project will complete the trilogy of his works recorded by the orchestra for release on Albany Records.

Orange County's Pacific Symphony (consortium), $25,000
To support the consortium project American Russian Festival: The Jazz Connection. The Pacific Opera will partner with the orchestra for a two-week festival including performances, films, educational outreach, and public discussions.

Oregon Symphony, $25,000
To support the Community Music Partnership program. The orchestra will select an underserved, rural community to participate in a two-year outreach residency including professional development for teachers, educational programs for students and adults, and performances.

Peoria Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support community outreach concerts. The symphony will perform family and youth concerts, as well as a free outdoor concert at the Peoria Park District's amphitheatre.

The Philadelphia Orchestra (consortium), $45,000
To support Neighborhood Concerts, a consortium project. In partnership with the Cooper Health System, the orchestra will perform free concerts and ancillary activities targeted to underserved and nontraditional audiences in Philadelphia and Camden, New Jersey.

The Phoenix Symphony, $20,000
To support One Nation, an educational program targeted to the local Native American community. The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (aka the Salt River Community Schools) in Scottsdale will collaborate with the orchestra to expand outreach efforts and increase the number of private music lessons offered.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, $30,000
To support a community concert featuring the premiere of Pastime, a new work by composer Richard Danielpour based on the poetry of Michael Harper. The work chronicles the lives of three African American baseball players from the past, and the performance in Heinz Hall will coincide with Major League Baseball's All-Star Game festivities in Pittsburgh.

Post-Classical Ensemble, $10,000
To support Song of the Earth, a concert program featuring music by Zhou Long and Gustav Mahler. The orchestral performance, with the Music From China ensemble, mezzo-soprano Delores Ziegler, and actress Shi-hong Aldin, will be held at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at University of Maryland.

Post-Classical Ensemble (consortium), $10,000
To support a consortium project of performances featuring works by Isaac Albeniz and Manuel de Falla. The orchestra and Instituto Cervantes (USA), Inc. will present concerts, master classes, and post-performance discussions in Washington, DC and New York City.

Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, $10,000
To support community outreach concerts. The performances will reach underserved audiences as well as low-income, inner city youth, and immigrant populations.

Quad City Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support educational outreach activities and touring performances. The orchestra's three chamber ensembles will perform live concerts that will be recorded and broadcast throughout central and eastern Iowa.

Rhode Island Philharmonic, $10,000
To support state-wide community outreach performances. Ensembles of orchestra musicians will perform family concerts throughout the state, culminating with an orchestral concert in Providence.

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, $22,500
To support Symphony 101, an outreach project of community 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 designed for first-time concertgoers.

San Antonio Symphony (consortium), $12,500
To support a residency consortium project at St. Philip's College, a historically African American and Hispanic college in San Antonio. A partnership with the Alamo Community College School District, the project will include master classes, open rehearsals, lectures, and concerts for primary and secondary school children.

Santa Cecilia Orchestra, $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.

Seattle Symphony (consortium), $30,000
To support ACCESS, a consortium project of outreach performances and educational events for underserved communities. In partnership with the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, the project will comprise free early childhood music education classes in public libraries; artist residencies in public schools; educational concerts for secondary school students; free community concerts; and free tickets for an orchestral performance.

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 concerts in rural and underserved communities, including three educational concerts programmed for school-age children.

Tucson Symphony Orchestra (consortium), $20,000
To support Southern Arizona Residency, a consortium project. In collaboration with the Bisbee Community Chorus, each residency will consist of an educational component and a public concert in rural communities in southern Arizona.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra, $15,000
To support the Made in Vermont Music Festival Tour, a series of community concert programs in underserved rural communities. The project will present orchestral programs and educational outreach activities.

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support a statewide tour to underserved rural communities. The orchestra, with Music Director Grant Cooper, will introduce orchestral music to new audiences throughout West Virginia.

Westchester Philharmonic (consortium), $10,000
To support a consortium project of family concerts. In partnership with the Paramount Center for the Arts in Peekskill, New York, two concerts will be presented, each featuring the work A Family for Baby Grand by Brad Ross.

RELATED ACCESS TO ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE GRANTS (Part Two)

American Symphony Orchestra League (consortium), $25,000
To support the New Listeners Initiative, a consortium project to develop an interactive Web site. In partnership with the Association of California Symphony Orchestras and other state and regional orchestra associations, www.MeetTheMusic.org will serve to familiarize new listeners with narratives and audio samplings of orchestral works.

Meet The Composer (consortium), $50,000
To support Creative Connections, a nationwide consortium project that brings composers and audiences together around new musical works. Through a partnership with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, the project will provide opportunities for composers to attend performances of their music and take part in pre- or post-concert discussions, open rehearsals, workshops, lecture-demonstrations, and interviews.

Purdue University Main Campus, $10,000
To support the Community Jazz Celebration, a three-day performance and educational residency with a cappella performer Bobby McFerrin. The project will feature the Voices of Unity Youth Choir and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra.