FY08 Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth

Announced May 1, 2008

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

American Symphony Orchestra (consortium), $40,000

To support Music Notes/Project CORE. In partnership with Verona Public Schools, American Symphony Orchestra will provide music instruction in New York and New Jersey schools, integrating orchestral music into the humanities curriculum.

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, $65,000
To support the Intensive Community Program. Targeted to inner-city and minority youth, the program offers a two-week summer music workshop, followed by weekly music lessons, ensemble classes and performance opportunities during the school year.

Charlotte Symphony (consortium), $20,000
To support Interpreting History Through Art. A partnership with the Light Factory, the program is designed for eighth-grade honors students in instrumental music, chorus, and visual arts classes at the Piedmont Open 1B Middle School. 

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra (consortium), $35,000
To support School Partners with Artists Reaching Kids (SPARK). Partnering with the Kettering School District, musicians will join classroom teachers from area elementary schools to create lesson plans that incorporate music concepts into classroom curricula.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra (consortium), $25,000
To support the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Civic Academy. In partnership with the Detroit Public Schools, the program will provide beginning-level string training through weekly rehearsals, on-stage performances, and sectional training with the orchestra's musicians.

Hawaii Youth Symphony Association, $32,000
To support the Symphonic Orchestra Program. Orchestra students from the Hawaiian Islands are brought to Honolulu to rehearse and subsequently perform in one of three youth orchestras.

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, $25,000
To support the Education Program. The program is designed to offer a menu of opportunities in which the orchestra's musicians will provide a range of music learning experiences for community and school partners, tailored to meet the needs of each partner.

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, $40,000
To support Arts in Community Education. In collaboration with numerous local arts organizations and public and private schools in eight area districts, professional musicians will integrate the arts into daily lessons in core subjects.

Mobile Symphony, $20,000
To support Preludes, a strings instruction program. Mobile Symphony musicians will teach weekly strings classes and perform chamber music concerts for students in fifteen Mobile-area elementary schools.

The New York Philharmonic (consortium), $70,500
To support the New York Philharmonic's School Partnership Program. In partnership with the New York City Department of Education, students in the third to fifth grades will attend workshops held by professionally trained teaching artists.

New York Youth Symphony, $40,000
To support Making Scores. The project will consist of a series of educational courses designed to introduce aspiring young composers to fundamental principles of musical composition.

The Philharmonic Association, $10,800
To support Exploring Don Quixote through Telemann. Music instructors will guide students in an exploration Miguel de Cervantes' book Don Quixote through the music of Georg Philipp Telemann, including orchestra rehearsals, a study of the book, and a culminating public performance of Telemann's orchestral suite Don Quixote at the Wedding of Comacho.

San Francisco Youth Symphony, $60,000
To support the Artist Development Program of the San Francisco Youth Symphony. Designed to complement the youth orchestra's core program of weekly rehearsals and concert performances, the program will provide students with coaching, apprenticeship, mentorship, and specialized training in chamber music, instrument care, and auditioning techniques.

Tucson Symphony Orchestra, $15,000
To support the Young Composers Project (YCP). Students will learn to compose music for orchestra, culminating in a reading and recording of their newly composed pieces by the Tucson Symphony Chamber Orchestra or the Tucson String Quintet.


ASCAP Foundation, $40,000
To support the Summer Music Camp. Public school students living in New York City's five boroughs will receive free classical music training with an emphasis on increased performance skills.

Carnegie Hall (consortium), $75,000
To support LinkUP! In partnership with the New York City Department of Education, Carnegie Hall staff will develop a curriculum that will teach basic music concepts, give professional development workshops for teachers, support classroom and music teachers throughout the year, and produce public concerts in the spring when students will perform alongside a professional orchestra.

Jefferson Center Foundation (consortium), $20,000
To support the Silk Road to Roanoke, a music education program.  In partnership with the Roanoke Youth Symphony Orchestra (RYSO), the project will include small ensemble performances in schools, music instruction, and professional development for classroom teachers. 

Midori & Friends, $25,000
To support music instruction by Midori & Friends in underserved schools throughout New York City.  Students will receive a variety of music learning experiences, and teachers will receive professional development training.

The Perlman Music Program, $30,000
To support the Summer Music School at The Perlman Music Program. The program is an intensive six-week residency which provides instruction, coaching, and mentoring opportunities to exceptionally gifted young string players.

Project STEP, $75,000
To support the String Training and Educational Program (STEP). The project will target and prepare gifted African American and Latino children, ages 6 to 18, for careers in classical music as soloists, teachers, and orchestra members.

Trinkle Brass Works, $10,000
To support Grow Our Own: Preparing Youth for Lifelong Music. In collaboration with Campbell County Schools and the Powder River Symphony, professional musicians will provide classes in chamber music and curriculum support for teachers in Casper-area public schools.