FY03 Arts Learning

American Symphony Orchestra, $28,000
To support expansion of an arts education program designed to increase attendance and exposure to symphonic music, and expand content and context of musical works in the humanities curriculum. The project will include curriculum planning, development, teacher training and at least four visits by musicians to each school.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, $45,000
To support the expansion of Arts Excel. Designed to support academic achievement in core curricular subjects through the arts, the program will focus on schools in rural Washington County in western Maryland.

Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, $35,000
To support expansion of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Initiative. The project will include skills-based and curriculum-integrated activities and live musical performance for students, as well as professional development sessions for teachers and administrators.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra, $65,000
To support the continuation of Youth Strings, a project that targets and develops the musical talents of outstanding African-American and Latino students in the Dallas area. The three-level course of instruction for students in grades K-12 provides semi-private and private string lessons taught by Dallas Symphony Orchestra musicians.

Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra (consortium), $20,000
To support the Preschool Music Program. The program will provide a music curriculum, rhythm instruments and live ensemble performances for more than 600 at-risk, inner city, pre-school children.

Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, $30,000
To support the Intense Community Program that provides rigorous stringed-instrument training to underserved youth from the Boston area. The upcoming year's goal is to continue the program's growth by adding another class of 20 talented students to the current student body.

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, $30,000
To support the continuation of the School Partner Program. The program uses the arts to teach core curricula to a diverse social and economic representation of Indianapolis children.

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra (consortium), $15,000
To support the Orchestra's school-based and community-based education program. Activities will include school-based residencies by musicians and composers, string coaching by professional musicians, and concert and community-based programs.

The Louisville Orchestra, $50,000
To support Making Music Partnership. This collaborative project between the Louisville Orchestra and Jefferson County Public Schools includes classroom visits, ensemble performances, curriculum materials for students and teachers, newsletters and full orchestra concerts.

Madison Symphony Orchestra, $13,000
To support Up Close & Musical. The partnership between the Madison Symphony Orchestra and the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music is designed to help kindergarten through second grade students experience classical music.

New York Philharmonic, (consortium) $65,000
To support continuation of the School Partnership Program. Students in grades three through eight will attend workshops with New York Symphony-trained teaching artists.

Pasadena Symphony Association, $33,000
To support music education and outreach programs. The four programs serve to increase the musical knowledge and skills of Pasadena's ethnically diverse student population.

Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra (on behalf of The Music School), $28,000
To support The Music School's programs of learning in and through the arts for at-risk youth at the Nathan Bishop Middle School. Program activities include workshops, in-school residencies, teacher training and after-school programs for youth, ages six to 12.

San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, $75,000
To support the ongoing Youth Orchestra Artistic Development Program. Intensive personalized coaching, engagements with renowned artists, apprenticeships and mentorships enhance the curriculum of individualized training and specialization for youth orchestra members.

Arts Learning Grants to Related Organizations:

ASCAP Foundation, $40,000
To support Summer Music Camp, an intensive musical training and performance experience for public school students throughout New York City's five boroughs. The ongoing project of the Manhattan School of Music provides students classical music training with an emphasis on performance skills.

Boston University, $28,000
To support the Young Artists Orchestra and Young Artists Wind Ensemble programs of Boston University's Tanglewood Institute. High school musicians will receive individual music instruction and group participation opportunities through ensemble rehearsals and performances, master classes and coaching sessions.

Carnegie Hall, $90,000
To support continuation of LinkUP! The project is a standards-based music education program that integrates music into the elementary school curriculum, including curriculum development and teacher training, curriculum-based classroom instruction for children and school concerts.

Juilliard School, $20,000
To support the continuation of the Music Advancement Program. The program targets public school children ages eight to 14 from all five New York boroughs for intensive musical training.

Project STEP, $23,000
To support continuation of the String Training and Education Program (STEP) With a focus on gifted, at-risk youth, the program immerses students in private lessons, classroom instruction and master classes, performance opportunities, summer study, career counseling and musical instrument loans.