FY01 Access Grants

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, $50,000
To support Building Bridges to the Community, an educational and community partnership initiative. The goals of this initiative include ongoing education and outreach activities and increased technology, training and access components.

Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay, $5,000
To support concerts in a new venue. This project will extend the concerts currently performed at the Norris Theatre for the Performing Arts in Palos Verdes to include two performances at the Warner Grand Theater in San Pedro.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Consortium), $100,000
To support the community festival Plazas de Mexico. This Mexican American neighborhood festival, which will feature the Armonia Musicians Residency Program, will offer free access to music and music education.

Civic Orchestra of Chicago, $25,000
To support the Performances in the Community project. These free concerts throughout Chicago will engage a broad and diverse community and increase access to classical music.

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, $22,500
To support Adventures in Music, young persons' educational concerts. The Orchestra will spend a week presenting 12 concerts each in Harlingen and McAllen, Texas to more than 20,000 school children.

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (Consortium), $7,500
To support free public concerts by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra to diverse audiences in public parks in Indianapolis. Plans for the project include expanding the two free concerts that normally take place each year to four free concerts in new locations.

Minot Symphony Orchestra, $5,000
To support Cultivating Symphonic Seeds in the Heartland. This outreach project is designed around mentoring activities for students in a youth orchestra and a community music school in rural North Dakota.

Nashville Symphony, $15,000
To support American Heritage: Discovery! This program will integrate music, social studies and language arts curricula with a focus on the history of American invention and technology and culminate with live concerts for students and teachers at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville.

New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support a statewide tour. The 47-member orchestra will expand to 60 players for tour performances and morning youth concerts in 15 communities.

Omaha Symphony, $20,000
To support a statewide tour targeting rural populations. The tour to 12 communities will also include educational activities for preschool through high school students at five of the locations.

The Phoenix Symphony (Consortium), $20,000
To support One Nation. The series of education programs for the local Native American community will include master classes for grades seven to 12, a classroom concert for elementary students, and a free family community concert.

Queens Symphony Orchestra, $22,500
To support an audience development campaign, presenting subscription concerts throughout the borough. This decentralization plan will mirror the enclaves of Queens, one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the nation.

Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, $20,000
To support Fantastico: a Celebration of Portuguese Music. Focusing on the area's rich Portuguese heritage, activities will include concerts, workshops and education programs.

Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (Consortium), $55,000
To support the Concert Residency Series. The programming of free, informal classical music concerts will be expanded to six venues of residencies and concerts in Missouri and Illinois.

South Dakota Symphony, $5,000
To support a residency by the Dakota Wind Quintet for Native American school children. A collaborative work will be created and performed for the students' community.

Tucson Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support the Southern Arizona Residency. The project consists of an educational component and a public concert in four rural communities in southern Arizona.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra, $20,000
To support the Made in Vermont Music Festival Tour. Educational activities and community concert programs will be toured to ten underserved rural communities in Vermont.

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support a statewide tour to underserved rural communities. The symphony will reach audiences in ten communities through fall and spring tours.

The Women's Philharmonic, $30,000
To support collaborations between women composers and performing artists as well as a composer symposium. Four collaborations are planned that will include commissioning a new work as well as highlighting the Philharmonic's 20 years of programming.

Related Grants 

American Music Center, $22,500
To support NewMusicBox.org, a Web magazine for new music. The American Music Center will expand promotion and marketing efforts to build new and more diverse audiences for the field of new music, promote the work of American composers, and generate an increased number of new music performances nationwide.

Meet The Composer, $70,000
To support Residency Works, a national audience development project to further public appreciation for new American music. More than 1,000 composers will be participating in this community engagement endeavor, cultivating relationships between composers and communities across the country.