FY07 Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, $30,000
To support School Partners with Artists Reaching Kids (SPARK). Partnering with the Kettering School District, musicians will join classroom teachers from area elementary schools to create lesson plans that incorporate music concepts into classroom curricula.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support the Civic Wind Ensemble and Civic Jazz Ensemble. In partnership with Michigan State University's Department of Music, the program will provide pre-professional training to student musicians through participation in wind and jazz ensembles.

El Paso Symphony Orchestra, $15,000
To support youth orchestral music activities. The project includes yearly auditions, weekly rehearsals, master classes, and quarterly concerts for 350 students, starting at age seven.

Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, $35,000
To support the Incentive Community Program (ICP). Targeted to inner-city and minority youth, the program offers weekly music lessons, ensemble classes, and instrument rental.

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, $20,000
To support Arts Everyday. Serving six schools in four school districts, the music education program is expected to provide in-school arts instruction for 2,700 elementary students and more than 130 classroom teachers.

Jackson Symphony Orchestra, $20,000
To support JSO Goes to School. Students will work with composer-in-residence Dr. Jonathan Bruce Brown and musicologist Anna Celenza to explore and create music in an eight-week music composition program.

Minnesota Orchestra, $38,000
To support the UPbeat music education program. Partnering with Minneapolis Public Schools, the orchestra will introduce every third-grade student in the Minneapolis Public School system to Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's orchestral work Scheherazade through teacher workshops, classroom visits by orchestra musicians, and in-depth curriculum materials.

New York Youth Symphony, $25,000
To support Making Score. The project will consist of a series of educational courses designed to introduce aspiring young composers to fundamental principles of music composition.

New York Philharmonic, $50,000
To support the New York Philharmonic's School Partnership Program. A partnership with the New York City Department of Education, the program involves third- and fifth-grade students in workshops held by professionally trained teaching artists.

Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, $30,000
To support Adopt-A-School. The program includes orchestral musicians and staff presenting a 12-week music education curriculum to second-grade students in four urban schools, and transporting them to Powell Symphony Hall for educational concerts.

San Francisco Symphony, $50,000
To support the Artist Development Program. The program will provide students with coaching, apprenticeship, mentorship, and specialized training in chamber music, instrument care, and auditioning techniques.

Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras, $10,000
To support the Academic Year Orchestral Program. Students will gain music skills from sectional coaching, weekly orchestral rehearsals, and mentoring activities provided by the Seattle Symphony musicians.

RELATED LEARNING IN THE ARTS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH GRANTS

Carnegie Hall, $50,000
To support LinkUP! Classroom teachers whose schools are administered by the New York Department of Education will use a curriculum designed to teach fourth- through sixth-grade students basic music concepts as well as prepare them for concerts they will attend at Carnegie Hall.

Corporacion de las Artes Musicales, $15,000
To support the youth symphony orchestra after-school and summer programs. Students will participate in music activities for 10 hours a week, including individual instrumental lessons, theory classes, music appreciation classes, study of orchestral repertoire, and rehearsals.

From the Top, $18,000
To support the Make Your Own Radio Show (MYORS) program. Using From the Top's radio show as a model, students chosen from approximately 15 schools in 10 cities will learn all aspects of radio production with guidance from professional musicians and sound engineers.

Project STEP, $65,000
To support the String Training and Educational Program (STEP). Targeted to gifted African American and Latino children, ages 6 to 18, activities are designed to prepare the students for professional careers in classical music as concert soloists, teachers, and/or orchestral players.

Settlement Music School, $20,000
To support the Advanced Study Program. The tuition-free program provides students with pre-professional musical training through individual study classes, collaborative efforts with professional musicians and composers, and performance opportunities.