FY09 Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth

Announced April 30, 2009

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

American Symphony Orchestra (consortium), $48,000
To support the Music Notes/Project CORE program. In partnership with Verona Public Schools, American Symphony Orchestra will provide music instruction in New York and New Jersey schools, integrating orchestral music into the humanities curriculum.

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, $72,000
To support the Intensive Community Program. Targeted to 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 Orchestra, $48,000

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.

Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra (consortium), $18,000
To support PHIL Kids. In partnership with Community Action of Northeast Indiana, Inc., professional musicians will present live ensemble performances in preschool classrooms, and classroom teachers will participate in workshops in which they will study and learn to implement the accompanying music curriculum.

Greater Baltimore Youth Orchestra, $24,000
To support Completing the Bridge, an after-school string instruction program for Baltimore City elementary school children. The program provides instruments, private and group lessons, and orchestral performance experiences at no cost.

Hawaii Youth Symphony, $56,000
To support the Symphonic Orchestra Program. Orchestral students from the Hawaiian Islands will travel  to Honolulu to rehearse and subsequently perform in one of three youth orchestras.

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, $60,000
To support the ISO Metropolitan Youth Orchestra. The program includes weekly lessons, rehearsals, adjudications, and performance opportunities for underserved students in Indianapolis.

Los Angeles Philharmonic (consortium), $60,000
To support the Elementary School Partners Program. In partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District, the program includes in-school music residencies and school day concerts for students, and professional development workshops for teachers.

The New York Philharmonic, (consortium), $65,000
To support the New York Philharmonic's School Partnership Program. In partnership with the New York City Department of Education, students in the third through fifth grades will attend workshops led by professionally trained teaching artists.

New York Youth Symphony, $67,000
To support Making Scores. The project will consist of a series of educational courses designed to introduce aspiring young composers to fundamental principles of musical composition.

San Francisco Symphony (on behalf of San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra), $44,000
To support the Artist Development Program of the San Francisco Youth Symphony. 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, instrument care, and auditioning techniques.

Tucson Symphony Orchestra, $17,000
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 classical music training with an emphasis on increased performance skills.

Boston University, $35,000
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.

Carnegie Hall (consortium), $45,000
To support The Academy. In partnership with the Juilliard School, 34 young professional music fellows will conduct intensive in-school residencies for 24 weeks in New York City public schools.

Johns Hopkins University (on behalf of The Peabody Institute), $48,000
To support Tuned-In, a program that provides disadvantaged teens who are exceptionally musically talented with the opportunity for advanced musical study at the Peabody Preparatory on full scholarship. Activities include lessons, in-school mentoring, field trips, and a summer study program.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, $70,000
To support the Lincoln Center Institute's Learning Communities Initiative. Music, dance, theater, and visual arts will be integrated into the curriculum of a cluster of New York City public schools.

The Perlman Music Program, $68,000
To support the Summer Music School @ PMP. The program is an intensive six-week residency which provides instruction, coaching, and mentoring opportunities to exceptionally gifted young string players.

Project STEP, $72,000
To support the String Training and Educational Program (STEP). The project will prepare gifted African American and Latino children for careers in classical music as soloists, teachers, and orchestra members.

Settlement Music School, $20,000
To support the Advanced Study Program. The tuition-free program provides high school students with pre-professional music training through individual study 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 will provide Detroit-area youth with Saturday classes in instrumental performance, music theory, ear training, and music history.