FY07 Access to Artistic Excellence (part 2)

American Composers Orchestra (consortium), $25,000
To support Orchestra Underground Concerts, New Music Readings, and Laboratory Performance. In collaboration with the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Pennsylvania, the orchestra will perform in concert and schedule orchestral reading sessions for emerging composers in the area.

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support the Generations program. Designed to bring music to individuals at all stages of life, the project includes performances and educational activities for pre-school age children, families, young professionals, and senior citizens.

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

Boston Modern Orchestra Project, $25,000
To support CD recordings of works by American composers. The four discs will include premiere releases or new releases of out-of-print recordings of works by composers Reza Vali, George Antheil, Ken Ueno, and Jacob Druckman.

Boston Symphony Orchestra, $50,000
To support Youth and Family Concerts with accompanying online educational tools. Two programs, each performed eight times, will focus on the concept of Theme and Variations.

Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra, $7,500
To support Pied Piper, an interactive chamber music concert series for children. Performed at the Cedar Rapids Public Library, the 32 concerts for pre-school age children and special elementary school populations will feature strings, brass, woodwinds, and percussion ensembles.

Charlotte Symphony, $15,000
To support a tour of The Mill Village: A Piedmont Rhapsody and related educational activities. Created by local composer David Crowe, the multimedia work uses photography, video, live narration, and symphonic music to tell the story of the social and economic transitions that occurred in mill communities of the Carolina Piedmont.

Delaware Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support the In-School Ensemble program. Designed for third- through sixth-graders, the program will include ensemble visits to eight schools in two four-week sessions culminating in full orchestral Explorer Concerts.

Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support The Final Four project, a free 50th-anniversary community concert. Patterned after a college basketball tournament, the project will entail audience members voting for their favorite classical music work to be performed at the concert.

Evansville Philharmonic, $10,000
To support In-School Concerts for children and Music for Life Concerts for senior citizens. The school concerts will reach elementary and middle school children in 10 schools, and six concerts for seniors are planned.

Fort Wayne Philharmonic, $10,000
To support Unplugged, an informal classical music concert series. The concerts, hosted by a local celebrity, will feature casually dressed orchestra members under live video images projected on a large screen.

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

Greenville Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support concerts and educational activities featuring Scottish percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie. The two performances will be preceded by educational activities for children and adults who, like Glennie, are hearing-impaired.

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

Key West Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support Bridging the Keys with Music, a tour throughout the Florida Keys. Celebrating its 10th anniversary season, the orchestra will perform 10 concerts conducted by Music Director Sebrina Maria Alfonso in 10 Keys communities.

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support a family concert series and related educational activities. Targeting families with children between the ages of three and eight, the series will explore the basic elements of music.

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 adults and students in grades five and above, and Symphonic Concerts for Children, designed for students in the third through fifth grades.

Lexington Philharmonic, $10,000
To support Lexphil On Tour. Plans include eight orchestral and ensemble concerts and educational activities in underserved rural Appalachian towns and in eastern Kentucky.

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, $15,000
To support Una Festa d'Italia, a concert celebrating Italian and Sicilian heritage. The concert will focus on the long-standing musical connections between New Orleans and its citizens of Italian and Sicilian origin.

Louisville Orchestra, $15,000
To support MakingMUSIC, an education program. Concerts for fourth- through eighth-grade students will take place in concert halls, schools, and community centers in Louisville, Kentucky, and New Albany, Indiana.

Macon Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support performances of works by African American composers in observance of Black History Month. The Macon Symphony, under the artistic leadership of Music Director Adrian Gnam, will perform concerts at the Grand Opera House and Ft. Valley State University.

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

Minnesota Orchestra, $25,000
To support a CD recording of To Be Certain of the Dawn by Stephen Paulus for release on BIS Records. The large-scale oratorio received its premiere in 2005 and commemorates the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps.

Nashville Symphony, $20,000
To support free-of-charge and discounted 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 Mexico Symphony Orchestra, $20,000
To support a statewide tour to small, rural, and underserved communities of New Mexico. The project also will offer educational activities in Albuquerque-area schools.

The New York Pops, $10,000
To support Beyond the Frame, a series of free outdoor concerts in Bryant Park. The orchestra will host guest artists and perform arrangements of their works ranging from Latin and hip-hop to indie rock.

Omaha Symphony, $10,000
To support outreach and education programs in the greater metropolitan Omaha area. The orchestra will perform concerts and provide educational experiences for adults and children.

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, $10,000
To support the performance of Hannibal Lokumbe's African Portraits and related educational workshops for high schoolers. The concert will take place at the Bob Carr Centre for the Performing Arts in Orlando.

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

The Philadelphia Orchestra (consortium), $40,000
To support Neighborhood Concerts. In partnership with the Cooper Health System, the orchestra will perform free concerts with educational activities targeted to non-traditional and underserved audiences in Philadelphia and Camden, New Jersey.

Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, $7,500
To support outreach concerts for underserved communities in the Delaware Valley. The orchestra will perform concerts in community centers in Philadelphia and Chester, Pennsylvania, and Trenton, New Jersey.

The Phoenix Symphony, $15,000
To support One Nation, an educational program targeted to the local Native American community. The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian 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 (consortium), $25,000
To support A Celebration of Wilkinsburg. In partnership with the Wilkinsburg School District, the orchestra will perform a community outreach concert at the Wilkinsburg High School.

Post-Classical Ensemble, $17,500
To support the presentation of the classic 1939 documentary film The City, scored by Aaron Copland, with live orchestra and narration. The event will take place at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland-College Park, and will be supplemented with discussion and commentary by artists and scholars.

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, $10,000
To support the commissioning and premiere of a concerto for chamber orchestra and string quartet by Lera Auerbach. The project will feature the Borromeo String Quartet with the orchestra and will include a free master class for high school musicians and open rehearsals for the public.

Reno Chamber Orchestra, $25,000
To support the first phase of the second round of Made in America, a collaborative commissioning, performance, and outreach project. A new work by composer Joseph Schwantner will be commissioned for future performances by as many as 60 small-budget orchestras in all 50 states.

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, $12,500
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 Diego Symphony, $10,000
To support an educational outreach program for schoolchildren and their families. The orchestra will perform concerts for fourth graders in the San Diego City Schools and offer coaching, side-by-side rehearsals, and an instrument "petting zoo."

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

Santa Monica Symphony, $7,500
To support community outreach concerts. The orchestra will perform chamber concerts in schools and orchestral concerts for families at the Civic Auditorium.

Seattle Symphony, $25,000
To support a CD recording of Peter Ibbetson, an opera by composer Deems Taylor (1882-1966). The CD recording also will include symphonies and other works by composer William Schuman (1910-92) for distribution by Naxos of America as part of its American Classics series.

Seattle Symphony (consortium), $25,000
To support ACCESS, outreach performances and educational events for underserved communities. In partnership with the Associated Recreation Council, the orchestra will engage children and families in diverse neighborhoods of Seattle.

Spokane Symphony, $10,000
To support engagement concerts and educational outreach in underserved communities. The Spokane Symphony will perform orchestral concerts for the Spokane Indian Tribe-Wellpinit community.

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 for adults and schoolchildren in rural and underserved communities.

Tucson Symphony Orchestra (consortium), $10,000
To support the Southern Arizona Residency. A collaboration with the Bisbee Community Chorus, the project will consist of an educational component and a public concert in rural communities in southern Arizona.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support the Made in Vermont Music Festival Tour, a series of concert programs in underserved rural communities. The project will present orchestral programs and educational outreach activities, and include a premiere of a commissioned work by Vermont composer Sara Doncaster.

Virtuosi of Houston, $7,500
To support chamber music performed by young, emerging artists. Concerts will be held in Zilkha Hall of the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in Houston.

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, $12,500
To support a statewide tour to underserved rural communities. The orchestra, under the leadership of Music Director Grant Cooper, will introduce orchestral music to new audiences throughout West Virginia.

Wheeling Symphony, $10,000
To support young people's concerts throughout the state of West Virginia, with accompanying educational materials. The touring outreach project will reach youth in eight counties of the state.

Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, $7,000
To support Concerts on the Square, free summer outdoor community outreach concerts. The orchestra will perform the concerts on the steps of the Capitol Square in downtown Madison.

York Symphony Orchestra, $7,500
To support free community outreach concerts. The orchestra will perform summer concerts at the historic band shell in Farquhar Park in York.

RELATED ACCESS TO ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE GRANTS (Part Two)

American Symphony Orchestra League (consortium), $25,000
To support research, communications, and the development of a self-assessment tool for improving an orchestra's understanding of community dynamics and strengthening community relationships. The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, as a partnering organization, will provide information and expertise in assessing levels of public engagement and community inclusiveness in arts programs.

Bardavon 1869 Opera House, $10,000
To support an educational artist residency program for high school students. Plans include workshops, master classes, and performances by the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Playback Theater NYC, and the Tony Corbiscello Band.

Children's Concert Society (consortium), $10,000
To support concerts for school children and related educational activities. Consortium partner Akron Symphony Orchestra will perform concerts at the E. J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall for all Summit County area second- and third-graders.

Future of Music Coalition, $10,000
To support the annual Policy Summit. The three-day conference will engage speakers and panelists to discuss and examine key issues impacting independent professional musicians including digital technology, artists' rights, and the current state of the music industry.

Los Angeles Brotherhood Crusade, $10,000
To support an outreach concert presented in the Neighborhood Concert Series. Hosted by a local celebrity and performed by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) Academy of Opportunity Youth Choir, the free concert will be presented in an underserved community in South Los Angeles.

Meet The Composer (consortium), $25,000
To support Creative Connections, a nationwide effort 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.

Ravinia Festival, $12,500
To support community outreach and educational programs. The festival will continue its partnership with the Lawndale community to bring music performances and education to Westside Chicago.