Life-Long Learning

  • San Francisco Symphony, for Community of Music Makers, an arts participation initiative targeting adult musicians throughout the greater Bay Area. The program brings amateur musicians to the stage of Davies Symphony Hall for participatory workshops led by Symphony musicians and artistic personnel, and consists of three elements:  an orchestral component, a choral component, and a chamber component. All workshops are supported by extensive online resources, curated on a dedicated web page for each workshop and distributed to participants via email. The grant will also support a formal evaluation of the program, including dissemination of the evaluation’s results to the orchestra field.

  • Seattle Symphony, to expand the NativeLands Project and the Lullaby Project , two of the orchestra’s Community Connections partnership programs. The NativeLands Project will include a performance of the Potlatch Symphony, a co-created composition for Seattle Symphony musicians and members of Native American communities. A five-week residency will also take place with up to four tribal education organizations. The Lullaby Project will encompass a series of small classes for at-risk, homeless mothers to compose a song for their child, perform it, and preserve it on CD. The classes will be hosted by Mary’s Place, a Seattle non-profit day center working to empower homeless women and children, and will serve as a pilot program for a partnership with the Washington Corrections Center for Women during the 2014-15 season.