FY10 Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth


Announced April 22, 2010

Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior Endowment approval.

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, $72,000
To support the Intensive Community Program. Targeted for inner-city and minority youth, the program offers a two-week summer music workshop, followed by weekly music lessons, ensemble classes, and performance opportunities during the school year.

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, $40,000
To support the Symphony Orchestra and Concert Orchestra. Students will work with well-known guest artists and composers, receive extensive coaching, participate in rehearsals, and perform in world-class venues.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra (Consortium), $70,000

To support the Power of Dreams String Music Project. In partnership with Wayne State University, the program offers group string lessons and performance opportunities to elementary-aged students, taught by qualified music education students from Wayne State University.

El Paso Symphony Orchestra, $33,000
To support the El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestra programs. The project includes yearly auditions, weekly rehearsals, master classes, and quarterly concerts for students in eight performing ensembles.

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, $30,000

To support education and community programs. The program is designed to offer a menu of opportunities in which the orchestra's musicians will provide a range of music learning experiences for community and school partners, tailored to meet the needs of each partner

Los Angeles Philharmonic (Consortium), $40,000
To support Youth Orchestra LA. In partnership with the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, the program promotes healthy communities by providing free music instruments, after-school music instruction, and ensemble performance opportunities to students in the Los Angeles area.

Louisville Orchestra (Consortium), $20,000

To support Changing Education Through Music Integration. In partnership with the Kentucky Center for the Arts, teaching artists, music specialists, and elementary classroom teachers will participate in year-round professional development learning to integrate music throughout the school curriculum.

Mobile Symphony, $26,000
To support Preludes, a strings instruction program. Mobile Symphony musicians will teach weekly strings classes and perform chamber music concerts for students in ten Mobile area elementary schools.

Nashville Symphony (Consortium), $40,000
To support the Pearl-Cohn Initiative. In partnership with the W.O. Smith/Nashville Community School, the program provides private lessons, master classes, musical instruments, travel subsidies to and from music lessons and concert events, and performances by professional musicians to students at Pearl-Cohn Cluster schools.

New York Philharmonic (Consortium), $40,000
To support the New York Philharmonic's School Partnership Program. In partnership with the New York City Department of Education, teaching artists will provide weekly in-school workshops in orchestral music, recorder instruction, composition, and recital preparation for students, as well as professional development workshops for teachers.

New York Youth Symphony, $80,000

To support Making Score. The project will consist of a series of educational courses designed to introduce aspiring young composers to fundamental principles of musical composition.

Oakland East Bay Symphony (Consortium), $18,000
To support MUSic for Excellence (MUSE). In partnership with the Oakland Unified School District, professional musicians of the symphony will provide mentoring and music instruction as well as instrumental music clinics to students.

San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, $76,000
To support the Artist Development Program of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra. Designed to complement the youth orchestra's core program of weekly rehearsals and concert performances, the program will provide students with coaching, mentorship, and specialized training in chamber music.

Tucson Symphony Orchestra, $14,000
To support the Young Composers Project. Students will learn to compose music for orchestra, culminating in a reading and recording of their newly composed pieces by the Tucson Symphony Chamber Orchestra or the Tucson String Quintet.


ASCAP Foundation, $36,000
To support the Summer Music Camp. Public school students living in New York City's five boroughs will receive free music training, with an emphasis on increased performance skills.

Boston University, $80,000

To support the Tanglewood Institute's Young Artists Orchestra and Young Artists Wind Ensemble programs. Students will receive extensive, rigorous instrumental music training, including individual instruction, master classes, and performance opportunities.

Midwest Young Artists, $55,000
To support orchestral and chamber music programs. Through music theory classes, sectional rehearsals, and performance opportunities, students will learn to read music, play expressively, develop ensemble skills, and demonstrate musicianship.

Perlman Music Program, $75,000
To support the Summer Music School. The program is an intensive six-week residency which provides instruction, coaching, and mentoring opportunities to exceptionally gifted young string players.

Project STEP, $38,000
To support the String Training and Educational Program (STEP). The program provides comprehensive, instrumental music training and prepares gifted minority students for serious study in classical music.

Settlement Music School of Philadelphia, $20,000
To support the Advanced Study Program. The training and mentoring program provides high school students with pre-professional music instruction through individual study, ensemble classes, collaborative efforts with professional musicians and composers, and performance opportunities.

Sphinx Organization (Consortium), $50,000
To support the Sphinx Preparatory Music Institute. In partnership with Wayne State University, the program provides Detroit-area youth Saturday classes in instrumental performance, music theory, ear training, and music history.

State University of New York at Buffalo, $10,000

To support Engaged in Music: Student Music Learning Through Professional Youth Concert Experiences. Students will acquire music skills through active engagement at professional orchestra concerts as well as pre- and post-concert experiences.

Urban Youth Harp Ensemble, $24,000

To support harp instruction for high school students in Atlanta Public Schools. Students develop ensemble and solo performance skills and build their appreciation for harp and orchestral music by attending concerts and master classes.