Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (Consortium), $80,000
To Donate a consortium project that will document and evaluate the Arts Excel pilot during its fifth and final year. Since Arts Excel was planned as a potential national model, this effort is considered a necessary step before dissemination and/or replication on a wider scale, and will be carried out in collaboration with the Center for Arts Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Boise Philharmonic, $5,000
To Donate orchestral performances and pre-concert educational material for school children throughout southwestern Idaho. Fourth and fifth-grade students from public, parochial, home, and private schools within a 200-mile radius of Boise will be invited to attend concerts in Boise or Nampa, Idaho during May 2000.
Boston Symphony Orchestra, $80,000
To Donate the commission and presentation of a new, musical work for children by Robert Xavier Rodriguez and the Underground Railway Theater. Teacher workshops and curriculum materials will be developed around this new work which is scheduled to be premiered in 2001.
Canton Symphony Orchestra (Consortium), $5,000
To Donate the consortium project Ride the Wave: Music in Motion, an exploration of the physics of sound and movement through music and dance. This in-school project with the Canton Ballet will include dance residencies, school assemblies, visiting artists, and professional development for teachers and artists.
Canton Symphony Orchestra, $18,000
To Donate Music is Sound Science, an educational project for pre-K through elementary school students. In 2000-01, this project will explore the science of sound production through specially designed orchestra performances and concert preparation materials for students in Stark and Medina Counties, Ohio.
Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra, $7,500
To Donate the education program Creating the Future: a Plan for the New Millennium. In 2000-01, the program's many components will include a string enrichment program for third graders; after-school music lessons for students in grades three through five; a video broadcast of interactive, educational programs to Iowa schools; an early childhood education program for families with special needs and at risk children; music education in a senior citizens housing complex; and music education enhancements in four area colleges.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, $80,000
To Donate the Community Engagement Initiative. In 2000-01, CSO will establish a children's residency and other types of residencies with community organizations, including the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, the People's Music School, and the South Shore Cultural Center.
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, $5,000
To Donate Music Pathways, a program for elementary students in Chicago public schools, and the Chicago Youth Satellite String Program at the Beverly Art Center. This project will utilize Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra student musicians with staff and guest artists in student training, development of teacher orientation materials, in- school workshops, concert trips, and program evaluation.
Columbus Symphony Orchestra, $7,500
To Donate the Columbus Symphony Orchestra's Musicians in the Schools program. During 2000-01, this newly focused program will serve second through fourth grade classrooms in central Ohio's underserved schools that have minimal or non-existent music programs.
D.C. Youth Orchestra, $5,000
To Donate instruction on the recorder for children aged four-and-a-half to seven. For 2000-01 and 2001-02, the D.C. Youth Orchestras will offer recorder instruction to District of Columbia school children, advancing them to conventional wind instruments at an earlier age.
Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, $20,000
To Donate the Intensive Community Program of the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras. This project will provide string training for children from low-income communities in greater Boston during 2000-01.
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, $7,500
To Donate an education project for youth and adults. During 2000-01, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra will offer a series of educational programs for adults and for pre-K through college age students.
Kansas City Symphony, $40,000
To Donate an arts education initiative in Kansas City school districts. During 2000-01 and 2001-02, this initiative will provide teacher training institutes, musician training, skills-based instruction, field experiences, diversity training, and a culminating performance by the Kansas City Symphony.
Louisville Orchestra (Consortium), $50,000
To Donate a third year of the Louisville Orchestra and Jefferson County Public Schools consortium, Making Music Partnership. During 2000-01, the Orchestra will integrate classical music with storytelling and language arts in a year long interaction with fourth and fifth graders.
Madison Symphony Orchestra, $7,500
To Donate Up Close & Musical, a music education program for public school students in Madison, WI. During 2000-01, the Madison Symphony Orchestra will make multiple visits to kindergarten through second grade students in four schools, develop curricula for grades 3-5, and disseminate kindergarten through second grade curricula to other education professionals at state and national conferences.
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, $100,000
To Donate a comprehensive case study of the Orchestra's Arts in Community Education (ACE) initiative. As the program enters its 10th year, the Orchestra will conduct a case study of the schools where the program is flourishing to further ACE's usefulness as a national model of orchestra-based arts education in schools.
Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (Consortium), $12,500
To Donate the National Youth Orchestra Festival, a consortium project that will provide intensive study in orchestral performance. The summer 2000 festival, along with consortium members the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, the Minnesota Youth Symphonies, and the Northern Virginia Youth Symphony Association, will bring together leading youth orchestras from throughout the nation for eight days of performances, coaching sessions, and master classes in Sarasota, FL.
Mobile Symphony, $5,000
To Donate the second year of Preludes, a music education program designed to help children experience and learn about music. During 2000-01, Mobile Symphony musicians will teach second-grade students in 13 public schools in Mobile County.
New Haven Symphony Orchestra, $5,000
To Donate Symphony One-on-One. During 2000-02, New Haven Symphony Orchestra musicians will visit schools and community sites to offer master classes, instrumental workshops, and training in musical performance to students in fifth through twelfth grades.
New World Symphony, $35,000
To Donate the Fellowship and Educational Programs. During 2000-01, training of up to 85 New World Symphony musicians will be provided in the areas of career development, outreach, leadership, and musical technique, along with educational opportunities benefiting adults and children in the South Florida community.
North Carolina Symphony Society, $17,500
To Donate an in-school, educational concert program and a workshop for elementary school music teachers from communities throughout the state. In 2000-01, all 65 full-time musicians of the North Carolina Symphony will travel more than 18,000 miles to perform 50 to 60 educational concerts.
Oregon Symphony, $12,500
To Donate Upbeat!, an education program designed for elementary schools. During 2000-01, four Portland schools will receive a series of lessons linking music education to other areas of study and regular, personal contact between orchestra musicians and students.
Pacific Symphony Orchestra, $25,000
To Donate Class Act, a music education program in Orange County elementary and middle schools. The Class Act program was established in 1994 to form an ongoing relationship between the Orchestra and students, teachers, administrators, and parents throughout Orange County.
Philadelphia Orchestra (Consortium), $90,000
To Donate the consortium Music Education Partnership (MEP). During 2000-01, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Settlement Music School will partner in the fourth and final year of this music education project for 60 public elementary schools.
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, $10,000
To Donate the expansion of the Elementary Ensembles Program. During 2000-01, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra will add three youth concerts and additional musician training workshops to its existing in-school performance workshops for third grade students in 37 Rochester City Schools.
San Francisco Symphony (on behalf of San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra), $25,000
To Donate the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra's artistic development project. During 2000-01, musicians of this pre-professional orchestra will participate in music training and career development programs.
Springfield Symphony Orchestra, $10,500
To Donate the Western Massachusetts High School Honors Chorus program. During 2000-01, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra (SSO) will organize several high school choruses to perform a concert version of Gershwin's Porgy and Bess.
Toledo Symphony Orchestra, $22,500
To Donate a music education project for young children. During 2000-02, the Toledo Orchestra will pilot the development of a unified music education curriculum encompassing performances for young children and parent and teacher involvement.
Westchester Philharmonic, $5,000
To Donate Exploring New Worlds: Music of the Americas, a music education program for elementary school students. During 2000-01, the Westchester Philharmonic will enhance and supplement existing school-based arts programs by bringing music, art, and classroom teachers together as instructional teams and by providing students with an enriching concert experience.
Women's Philharmonic (Consortium), $25,000
To Donate the National Women Conductors Initiative, a consortium project. During 2000-01 and 2001-02, the Women's Philharmonic and consortium member Colorado Symphony Orchestra will provide women conductors at the most advanced career levels with opportunities to enhance their professional skills and earn positions as conductors and music directors with the leading national orchestras.
Boston University (on behalf of the Tanglewood Institute), $10,000
To Donate artists-in-residence for the Young Artists Orchestra Program. During the summer of 2000, the Boston University Tanglewood Institute will expand its roster of faculty artists, including a professional string quartet, to provide intensive coaching for the chamber music component of the Young Artists Orchestra Program.
Levine School of Music (Consortium), $10,000
To Donate string master classes and a festival weekend in a consortium project with the D.C. Youth Orchestra and the Northern Virginia Youth Orchestra. During 2000-01, the Levine School of Music will conduct string master classes for advanced students in grades 10 through 12 and coordinate a festival weekend of sectional rehearsals and orchestral performances.
Manhattan School of Music, $20,000
To Donate an expansion of the Summer Music Camp. During the summers of 2000 and 2001, Manhattan School of Music will conduct a music camp for New York City school children in grades five through eight.
New School University (on behalf of New School Concerts), $5,500
To Donate the New York String Orchestra Seminar, an intensive music education project for young musicians. The New School Concerts will bring 60 musicians between the ages of 15 and 22 to New York City for ten days of orchestra rehearsals with violinist and conductor Jaime Laredo, culminating in performances at Carnegie Hall.
Project Step, Inc., $20,000
To Donate the String Training and Educational Program, a project that prepares young, gifted musicians for careers in classical music. During 2000-01, Project STEP will offer participants aged five to 18 a combination of instrumental lessons with master teachers, classroom instruction, performance and master class opportunities, access to quality instruments, summer study, enrichment opportunities, and career counseling.
Ravinia Festival Association, $15,000
To Donate the third year of the Ravinia-Lawndale Partnership, a community engagement initiative. During 2000-01, the Ravinia Festival will use live, diverse musical activities to increase community participation in the west side, Chicago neighborhood of Lawndale.
Settlement Music School, $80,000
To Donate the Early Childhood Education Initiative. This initiative comprises the School's Kaleidoscope Preschool Arts Enrichment Program and its Teacher Training Institute for the Arts.
Young Audiences, Inc. (Consortium), $50,000
To Donate the consortium project Compose Yourself, integrating the study of classical music composers into the K-12 curriculum. During 2000-01, Young Audiences and consortium member Meet the Composer, Inc. will offer training, performance opportunities, and professional development for teachers and composers in Kentucky, Missouri, Massachusetts, northern New York State and Indiana.
Young Audiences of Greater Dallas (Consortium), $80,000
To Donate the professional development component of ARTSPartners. Working with its eight consortium partners, Young Audiences will train artists and teachers in the effective use of arts and cultural programs to influence teaching and learning.