FY19 Challenge America

Grants to Orchestras

Application Deadline of April 12, 2018
Award Announced February 13, 2019

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

Adrian Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support music performances and educational opportunities featuring mountain dulcimer player Stephen Seifert.

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support concert performances and related outreach activities.

Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale, $10,000
To support symphony performances and educational outreach in honor of Black History Month and the 60th anniversary of the founding of Motown Records.

Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, $10,000
To support concert performances and related outreach activities in honor of Black History and Women’s History months.

Catskill Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support a concert performance serving a three-county region of rural upstate New York.

Central Ohio Symphony, $10,000
To support a concert performance including a world premiere film screening and score, and related outreach activities.

Erie Philharmonic, $10,000
To support a concert performance by violinist Simone Porter, with associated outreach activities.

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support music performances by Amit Peled and the Peabody Peled Cello Gang, with associated education programs.

Minneapolis Pops Orchestra, $10,000
To support a series of free concerts tailored to low-income older adults.

Minnesota Sinfonia, $10,000
To support family-friendly concerts featuring violinist Francesca Anderegg, with associated outreach activities.

National Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorale, $10,000
To support a series of school-based community concerts and educational activities featuring guitarist Mark Edwards.

Powder River Symphony, $10,000
To support an artist residency by jazz musicians Jackie Allen and Hans Sturm, with related community engagement activities.

Quad City Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support a performance and educational programming by the Kaia String Quartet.

Santa Rosa Symphony, $10,000
To support musical performances and related outreach activities by guest violinist Elena Urioste.

South Bend Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support the annual MLK Day Celebration Concert and associated outreach activities, featuring cellist Levi Powe.

RELATED CHALLENGE AMERICA GRANTS

Music Center of South Central Michigan, $10,000
To support a symphonic concert of tango music and related community engagement activities.