FY05 Access to Artistic Excellence (part 2)

Alabama Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support Touring Alabama. Performances and mini-residencies will take place in three communities including Fort Payne, Livingston, and Selma.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, $40,000
To support ASO Around Georgia, a community partnership initiative. The tour will include performances and outreach activities as a means to cultivate meaningful partnerships with communities across the state.

Boston Modern Orchestra Project, $18,000
To support CD recordings of works by American composers. Each of the four new CD recordings will represent either a premiere release or a new release of an out-of-print recording.

Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra (Consortium), $20,000
To support Music Off the Walls, a consortium project. A series of chamber music concerts will be performed in the Brooklyn Museum of Art, exploring themes of current exhibitions.

Canton Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support school performances and young people's concerts. Plans include small ensembles performing in 20 elementary and middle schools in Canton, and two young people's concerts.

Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra, $7,500
To support Pied Piper, interactive chamber ensemble music concerts for children. Performed at a public library, the 32 concerts will be performed by ensembles of strings, brass, woodwinds, and percussion for preschool-age children and special elementary populations.

Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra, $10,000
To support the performance and broadcast of the 2005 Philharmonic Holiday Concert. The performance will take place at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, $25,000
To support Coming Together - A Wave of Progress, a community engagement program. Plans include organization-wide initiatives and programs that will build artistic partnerships within the African American and Latino communities.

Classical Symphony Orchestra, $7,500
To support free concerts by college and high school age students. The eight free concerts will take place at Preston Bradley Hall, at the Chicago Cultural Center, during 2005-06.

Colorado Symphony Orchestra, $18,000
To support state-wide tour concerts. Performances and educational activities led by Music Director Designate, Jeffrey Kahane, are planned in Fort Collins, Alamosa, Pueblo, and Grand Junction during 2005-06.

Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, $7,500
To support an outreach and intergenerational education program. Activities will include Pizza Pop Concerts for teens and young adults, and Young People's/Family Concerts for elementary school students and their families during 2005-06.

Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra, $12,500
To support Unplugged, an informal classical concert series. During 2005-06, Unplugged concerts will be hosted by a local celebrity and feature casually dressed orchestra members under live video images projected on a large screen.

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, $22,500
To support a state-wide touring program. Concerts and educational programs will take place in five rural communities.

Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra, $74,500
To support Made in America, a collaborative commissioning, performance, and outreach project. A new work by Joan Tower will be commissioned and performed by up to 60 small-budget orchestras in all 50 states.

Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support a community gospel concert and associated educational activities. Under the artistic direction of Dr. Isaiah Jackson, the concert will involve more than 200 choristers from community churches of various denominations.

Hartford Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support a Martin Luther King Celebration concert, school and community concerts, and a Latino Celebration. Plans include the 7th annual I Have a Dream concert in 2006, outreach performances in community organizations, and concerts featuring performances and compositions by Latino artists.

Houston Symphony (Consortium), $25,000
To support school residency activities, a consortium project. Plans include professional development, instrument instruction, ensemble performances, and student attendance at concerts, in partnership with the Houston Independent School District and the Crockett Charter School (CCS).

Juneau Symphony, $7,500
To support tour concerts to rural communities. Concerts will take place in Haines, Alaska and Whitehorse, Yukon in Canada.

Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support Sound Discovery, a music education program. Open rehearsals with Lido , an animated conductor's baton, will be presented to students in grades five and above, and the Symphonic Concert for Children will reach third- through fifth-grade students.

Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, $10,000
To support concerts in rural and inner-city communities as well as educational concerts for children and families. Activities will include ensemble concerts for families, instrument "petting zoos" in schools, public parks, and businesses, and outreach concerts in rural Kentucky communities and inner-city Lexington.

Macon Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support performances of works by American composers. The Macon Symphony, under the artistic leadership of music director Adrian Gnam, will perform two concerts at the Grand Opera House and the Griffin Auditorium.

Midland-Odessa Symphony/Chorale, $7,500
To support the Senior Series. Brass, string, and woodwind ensemble performances will take place in area senior centers, retirement facilities, and long-term care homes.

Missouri Valley Chamber Orchestra, $7,500
To support tour concerts and educational activities. Concerts and in-school programs will take place in western North Dakota cities including Dickinson, New Salem, Beach, Williston, Hettinger, Washburn, Wilton, Minot, Beulah, and Medora.

The Nashville Symphony, $15,000
To support outreach concerts in rural areas of Tennessee. In partnership with local community organizations, the symphony will tour to diverse and underserved communities.

New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, $20,000
To support a state-wide tour to small, rural, and underserved communities of New Mexico. The project also will offer educational activities in Albuquerque area schools.

Omaha Symphony, $10,000
To support a tour to rural and underserved communities of Nebraska, Colorado, and Wyoming. The symphony will perform concerts and provide educational experiences for adults and children.

Oregon Symphony, $22,500
To support the Community Music Partnership program. The orchestra will select an underserved, rural community to participate in a two-year outreach residency.

The Philadelphia Orchestra (Consortium), $45,000
To support Neighborhood Concerts, a consortium project with the Cooper Health System. The orchestra will perform free concerts and ancillary activities in Philadelphia and Camden, New Jersey.

The Phoenix Symphony, $18,000
To support One Nation, a consortium project of education programs for the local Native American community. The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (aka the Salt River Community Schools) in Scottsdale will partner with the symphony to expand outreach efforts and increase the number of private music lessons offered.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (Consortium), $25,000
To support a community partners concert with consortium partner Afro-American Music Institute, Inc. The symphony performance will include the winner of the annual Sphinx Competition and will be held at Heinz Hall.

Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, $7,500
To support Musical Zoo, a music appreciation project for children. The symphony will conduct educational performances and "petting zoo" activities throughout Puerto Rico.

Quad City Symphony Orchestra (Consortium), $7,500
To support educational outreach and touring performances, a consortium project with Iowa Communications Network. Touring performances by three ensembles of the orchestra will be recorded and broadcast throughout central and eastern Iowa.

Queens Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support in-school ensemble performances, educational workshops, and young people's concerts. The music appreciation project will reach children and families throughout the Borough of Queens.

Rhode Island Philharmonic, $7,500
To support Business After-Hours community outreach performances. The orchestra will perform for employees and their families at their workplace.

Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, $7,500
To support a tour to rural and underserved communities in southwestern Virginia. Activities will include concerts, ensemble performances, and master classes.

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, $30,000
To support Symphony 101, an outreach project of community concerts for underserved and low-income residents. Host and music director Christopher Seaman and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra will offer a symphonic repertoire and informal lectures for first-time concertgoers at Roberts Wesleyan College.

Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, $25,000
To support a percussion festival. Percussionist Colin Currie and the Juilliard Percussion Ensemble will be featured in the May 2006 festival performances under the direction of music director David Robertson, at the conclusion of his first season with the Orchestra.

San Diego Symphony, $12,500
To support concerts reaching out to new audiences. The San Diego Symphony, under music director Jahja Ling, will perform selections from their repertoire by Mexican composers in several venues in San Diego and Tijuana.

Santa Cecilia Orchestra, $7,500
To support Discovering Music, an educational outreach program in underserved communities of Los Angeles. The project, led by artistic director Sonia Marie De Leon, will provide orchestral performances and educational activities in venues ranging from elementary schools to community centers.

Seattle Symphony (Consortium), $25,000
To support ACCESS, a consortium project of outreach performances and educational events for underserved communities. In partnership with the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, the orchestra will engage children and families in diverse neighborhoods of Seattle.

St. Joseph Symphony, $10,000
To support concerts for underserved, rural communities. The orchestra will perform symphonic repertoire in western Missouri and eastern Kansas.

Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, $15,000
To support concert tours to New York's North Country. The orchestra, under the direction of music director Daniel Hege, will perform concerts in rural and underserved communities.

Tucson Symphony Orchestra (Consortium), $20,000
To support the Southern Arizona Residency, a consortium project with the Gila Valley Arts Council. The project will consist of an educational component and a public concert in six rural communities in southern Arizona.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra, $7,500
To support the Made in Vermont Music Festival Tour, a series of educational activities and community concert programs in rural and underserved communities. The project will present children's programs in ten communities, followed by family concerts in each location.

Virginia Symphony, $15,000
To support Lift Every Voice, a community partnership project with churches and Historically Black Colleges in Hampton Roads. The Virginia Symphony, and the combined choirs of Hampton University and Norfolk State University, will perform composer Dr. Robert Ray's Gospel Mass, and conduct workshops and educational performances throughout the region.

West Shore Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support outreach concerts in western Michigan. The orchestra will perform free outdoor and chamber music concerts in non-traditional settings.

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support a state-wide tour to rural and underserved communities. The orchestra, with music director Grant Cooper, will introduce orchestral music to new audiences throughout West Virginia.

RELATED ACCESS TO ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE GRANTS

American Composers Forum, $40,000
To support the innova Recordings production of CD's by Henry Brandt, the re-issue of films on DVD, and a "scrapbook" publication of Harry Partch. Plans include a set of 15 CD's of 28 works by Henry Brandt, a DVD of two experimental films, and a reprint of a bio-scrapbook of Harry Partch.

American Music Center, $30,000
To support American Music Center's Virtual Information Center for new American music through its NewMusicBox.org and NewMusicJukeBox.org Web sites. NewMusicBox is a monthly Web magazine about artists and issues in the new music community, and NewMusicJukeBox is a searchable, encyclopedic database of contemporary American composers.

Meet The Composer, $75,000
To support Creative Connections, a nationwide project that brings composers and audiences together around new musical works. The project will provide opportunities for composers to attend performances of their music and take part in pre- or post-concert discussions, open rehearsals, workshops, lecture-demonstrations, and interviews.

Pawtucket Day Nursery, $10,000
To support weekly music classes for low-income, underserved children. Instructors from the Music School of the Rhode Island Philharmonic will provide music appreciation and introductory instruction to children in Pawtucket Day's music program.