Grants to Orchestras

Application Deadline of July 13, 2017
Award Announced May 9, 2018

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

Allentown Symphony, $10,000
To support a commission and residency activities by composer Zhou Tian.

American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras, $20,000
To support the Chamber Ensemble Program.

Anchorage Symphony Orchestra, $15,000
To support Young People’s Concerts.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, $35,000
To support Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s LB/LB Celebration Year Two – A Celebration of the Legacy of Ludwig van Beethoven and Leonard Bernstein.

Austin Symphony, $25,000
To support Connecting with Music, an interdisciplinary learning initiative for high school students.

Berkeley Symphony, $20,000
To support the Music in the Schools initiative.

Boston Landmarks Orchestra, $15,000
To support the creation and premiere of a new work by composer and percussionist Ryan Edwards featuring music with projected images and related educational activities.

DC Youth Orchestra Program, $20,000
To support the Children’s Orchestra, an after-school string orchestra program for public school students in Title I elementary schools in D.C.

Eugene Symphony, $15,000
To support a concert and residency by the contemporary ensemble Eighth Blackbird.

Grant Park Music Festival, $35,000
To support the Grant Park Music Festival, a free summer festival in Millennium Park.

Hartford Symphony Orchestra, $15,500
To support a community engagement initiative involving public schools and community organizations.

Houston Symphony, $30,000
To support the Community-Embedded Musicians program.

Houston Youth Symphony, $40,000
To support Houston Youth Symphony’s Coda Music Program, serving Title I schools in Houston Independent School District.

Kids’ Orchestra, $25,000
To support after-school music instruction for elementary students in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.

The Knights, $30,000
To support The Knights: American Connections, a national performance touring project.

Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support community engagement programs.

The Little Orchestra Society, $20,000
To support Musical Connections, an in-school music composition residency program in New York City Public Schools.

Madison Symphony Orchestra, $20,000
To support HeartStrings, a music therapy-informed community engagement project.

Mercury Chamber Orchestra, $10,000
To support Mercury’s period instrument performance project.

Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, $12,000
To support an orchestral program for youth.

Muncie Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support Muncie Symphony Orchestra’s community engagement and educational project.

New York Philharmonic, $45,000
To support the Philharmonic Schools initiative, a music education program in New York City Public Schools.

New York Philharmonic, $25,000 (MEDIA ARTS)
To support the production of weekly public radio broadcast, “The New York Philharmonic This Week.”

Omaha Symphony, $10,000
To support a community engagement concert in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Orchestra 2001, $10,000
To support a performance touring project.

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, $40,000
To support a performance touring project.

The Philadelphia Orchestra, $80,000
To support The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Free Neighborhood Concerts, PlayINS, and community

Philharmonic Society (Orange County), $10,000
To support an artist residency project featuring the Czech Philharmonic.

Richmond Symphony, $10,000
To support a community engagement and performance project.

San Diego Youth Symphony, $45,000
To support expanded access to music education for public school students.

Sarasota Orchestra, $15,000
To support the Sarasota Music Festival.

Sphinx Organization, $70,000
To support a national tour and community engagement project featuring the Sphinx Virtuosi.

Tanglewood Music Center, $50,000
To support the Festival of Contemporary Music at Tanglewood Music Center.

Virginia Symphony Orchestra, $15,000
To support a community performance and engagement project by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, $15,000
To support a statewide touring and community engagement project.

Related Art Works, Part 2 Grants

Association of California Symphony Orchestras, $15,000
To support professional leadership development and technical assistance programs for California orchestras.

Brevard Music Center, $15,000
To support a series of concerts and related programming celebrating the centennial of composer Leonard Bernstein.

Cal Performances, $35,000
To support an artist-in-residence project by the London-based Philharmonia Orchestra at Cal Performances.

Carnegie Hall, $15,000
To support an interactive digital timeline on the history of African-American music.

The Cliburn, $10,000
To support touring performances featuring winners of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

From the Top, $20,000
To support the production of the public radio broadcast series “From the Top.”

KV 265 NFP, $10,000
To support the Science & Symphony program.

Lincoln Center Education, $55,000
To support Lincoln Center Education’s professional development project for educators, Arts in the Middle.

Longy School of Music of Bard College, $15,000
To support the El Sistema Side-by-Side Series at Longy School of Music

Midori & Friends, $50,000
To support year-long music instruction and enrichment programs for students in New York City Public Schools.

Ojai Music Festival, $15,000
To support the world premiere of a new work by American composer Michael Hersch at the Ojai Music Festival.

Settlement Music School, $20,000
To support Kaleidoscope, a pre-kindergarten arts enrichment program.

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