NEA program staff is extremely helpful and willing to answer your questions! Please consider being in touch with an NEA music specialist, well before the grant deadline nears, to talk through your plans for preparing an application. Seek comments regarding your previous applications to the NEA. Whether your project was funded or not, comments will strengthen your next application. Also, please note that, after you've consulted with NEA staff, it is acceptable to submit a new, improved application for a project which has been declined in a previous application.

The following NEA staff may be contacted:

  • Wayne S. Brown, Music and Opera Director, 202 682 5599
  • Court Burns (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), Music Specialist (for music organizations with names beginning A-L), 202 682 5590
  • Anya Nykyforiak (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), Music Specialist (for music organizations with names beginning M-Z), 202 682 5487
  • Takenya LaViscount, (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), Challenge America Specialist, 202 682 5777
  • Denise Brandenburg (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), Arts Education Specialist, Music, 202 682 5044
  • Mary Smith (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), Media Arts, 202 682 5742