FY18 Challenge America
Grants to Orchestras
Application Deadline of April 13, 2017
Award Announced February 7, 2018
Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior Endowment approval.
Adrian Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support a classical concert with accompanying dance performances and educational outreach.
CityMusic Cleveland, $10,000
To support a multimedia chamber music performance, including accordion, piano, and video.
Elgin Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support performances, master classes, and other outreach programs by cellist Thomas Mesa.
Erie Philharmonic Orchestra, $10,000
To support concert and outreach activities marking the orchestra’s return to the newly renovated Warner Theatre.
Fox Valley Symphony, $10,000
To support performances featuring composer and bass trombonist Chris Brubeck, with related educational activities.
Georgia Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support a sensory-friendly concert performance.
Mankato Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support an orchestral concert featuring guest cellist Silver Ainomäe.
Mobile Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support music performances and educational outreach activities with guest cellist Zuill Bailey and guest conductor Andre Raphel.
Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support a performance and outreach activities by violinist Gil Shaham.
Santa Rosa Symphony, $10,000
To support a concert and youth engagement activities featuring a musical guest artist.
Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support a series of symphonic music concerts and associated educational activities.
Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support a concert and related community engagement activities featuring the music of composer Eric Whitacre.
Utah Philharmonic Orchestra, $10,000
To support a festival for high school and community orchestras that includes music clinics, rehearsals, and public performances.
Related Challenge America Grants
Carnegie Hall, $10,000
To support music performances and educational programs related to an exhibit from the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame.
Endless Mountain Music Festival, $10,000
To support a series of music performances and outreach activities intended to serve rural and economically disadvantaged communities in New York and Pennsylvania.
Indian Hill Music, $10,000
To support orchestral performances by musician and composer David Amram featuring local students and the Orchestra of Indian Hill.