FY05 Summer Schools in the Arts

ASCAP Foundation, $35,000
To support Summer Music Camp, a four-week musical training and performance program for public school students living in New York City s five boroughs. The project will provide free classical music training with an emphasis on increased performance skills. Students will receive performance opportunities through the camp s orchestra, concert band, and other ensembles. Approximately 80 participating students in fifth through eighth grades will benefit from the program.

Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra, $35,000
To support the Jazz Workshop, Chamber Music Camp, Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop, and Fine Arts Day Camp for students in the first through twelfth grades. The Jazz Workshop is held at the Lake Forest Academy. Musicians from Chicago and surrounding communities will receive coaching during the daytime, and in the evening they will perform in jam sessions. The chamber musicians will receive training in music history and theory, as well as conducting, and will perform at the Ravinia Festival. Young vocalists, ages 15 to 20, will receive vocal and acting coaching. The six to 10-year olds who attend the Fine Arts Day Camp will learn music and movement. As many as 30 artists and 130 youths are expected to participate.