FY11 Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth


Announced May 17, 2011

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

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (consortium), $38,000
To support the OrchKids program. In partnership with the Baltimore City Public School system, OrchKids provides free training to students in instrumental and choral music throughout the school year.

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, $78,000
To support the Intensive Community Program, a string instrument program. Targeting inner-city youth, the program offers a two-week summer music workshop, followed by weekly music lessons, ensemble classes, and performance opportunities during the school year.

InterSchool Orchestras of New York, $30,000
To support InterSchool Orchestras. The program will provide instruction in instrumental, ensemble, and performance skills to students, as well as performance opportunities.

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, $24,000
To support Growing Up Musical, a series of community music education programs. Members of the Kalamazoo orchestra will provide in-class workshops, school presentations, an instrument petting zoo, residencies, coaching, and classes in music theory and composition for community and school partners.

Los Angeles Philharmonic (consortium), $75,000
To support Youth Orchestra LA. In partnership with the Heart of Los Angeles Youth, the program provides free instruments, after-school music instruction, ensemble performance opportunities, and early childhood music classes to students, as well as workshops for parents.

Nashville Symphony (consortium), $18,000
To support One Note, One Neighborhood, a free music education program. In partnership with W.O. Smith/Nashville Community Music School, professional musicians will provide hands-on music lessons, concerts, field trips, and teacher professional development during and after school.

New York Philharmonic (consortium), $45,000
To support the New York Philharmonic's School Partnership Program. In partnership with the New York City Department of Education, the program includes year-long in-school music residencies, attendance at New York Philharmonic concerts, and professional development for teachers and school administrators.

San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, $78,000
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, $17,000
To support the Young Composers Project. Students will learn to compose original works for orchestra and their training will culminate in a reading and recording of their pieces by the Tucson Symphony Chamber Orchestra or the Tucson String Quintet.


ASCAP Foundation, $40,000
To support Summer Music Camp. The program provides New York City public school students five weeks of intensive musical training and performance experience free-of-charge at the Manhattan School of Music.

Boston University, $75,000
To support the Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Orchestra and Young Artists Wind Ensemble programs. The programs provide a concentrated summer musical training experience to students, providing opportunities to attend professional performances and to interact closely with master artists-in-residence throughout the summer.

Midwest Young Artists, $58,000
To support the Orchestral, Chamber Music, and Music Theory programs. Through music theory classes, sectional rehearsals, and performance opportunities, students will learn to read music, play expressively, develop ensemble skills, and demonstrate musicianship.

Overture Center for the Arts, $37,000
To support the Arts Education Initiative. In partnership with the Madison Ballet, Madison Symphony Orchestra, Madison Opera, Children's Theater of Madison, and Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and Madison Metropolitan School District schools, Overture Center for the Arts will oversee a year-long interdisciplinary after-school arts program led by professional artists for sixth-grade students.

Perlman Music Program, $75,000
To support the Summer Music School @ PMP. The intensive six-week summer residency program will provide instruction, coaching, and mentoring opportunities to exceptionally gifted young string players.

Settlement Music School of Philadelphia, $32,000
To support the Advanced Study Program. The nine-month 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.