Grants to Orchestras

Application Deadline of February 15, 2018
Award Announced February 13, 2019

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

A Far Cry, $10,000
To support a series of concerts and related community engagement activities that highlight American artists.

Albany Symphony (NY), $25,000
To support the American Music Festival.

American Composers Orchestra, $25,000
To support initiatives serving emerging composers.

Apollo’s Fire: The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, $35,000
To support performances of Bach’s Mass in B Minor on period instruments with related educational activities.

Boston Symphony Orchestra, $75,000
To support the world premiere performances of works by composers Thomas Adès and Sebastian Currier with related community engagement activities.

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, $45,000
To support the Intensive Community Program, a string instrument training program serving students in Boston communities.

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera, $15,000
To support the presentation of Carmen by Georges Bizet with related community engagement programming.

Chicago Sinfonietta, $20,000
To support an orchestral concert in tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr., with related community engagement activities.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, $65,000
To support a series of concerts with related educational activities.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, $40,000
To support Classical Roots, a series of concerts and recitals in celebration of African-American musical heritage.

Civic Orchestra of Chicago, $50,000
To support professional development training for pre-professional musicians of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.

The Cleveland Orchestra, $40,000
To support The Cleveland Orchestra’s new semi-staged production of Ariadne auf Naxos by Composer Richard Strauss with related educational and engagement activities.

Columbus Symphony (GA), $10,000
To support education programs for school students.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra, $20,000
To support ReMix, a concert series.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, $45,000
To support a series of concerts celebrating works by American composers and related community engagement activities.

El Paso Symphony Orchestra, $15,000
To support a youth orchestra festival.

The Handel and Haydn Society, $45,000
To support a semi-staged production of Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas and lesser-known works with related community engagement programming.

InterSchool Orchestras of New York, $30,000
To support the creation and presentation of a new multidisciplinary work in collaboration with the New York Chinese Cultural Center.

Kansas City Symphony, $15,000
To support a series of free chamber music concerts.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, $25,000
To support an artist residency.

Los Angeles Philharmonic, $85,000
To support the concert series William Grant Still and the Harlem Renaissance, including the premiere of a new work by Adolphus Hailstork and related community engagement activities.

Minnesota Orchestra, $40,000
To support Minnesota Orchestra’s annual professional development project for composers.

Nashville Symphony, $20,000
To support a performance and recording project of an orchestral work by an American composer.

National Symphony Orchestra, $25,000
To support musician salaries for a performance project of contemporary orchestral music.

New Haven Symphony Orchestra, $20,000
To support a performance and community engagement project commemorating the 80th anniversary of Marian Anderson’s April 9, 1939, concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

New World Symphony, $60,000
To support the professional musician development program.

New York Youth Symphony, $15,000
To support a tuition-free music composition program for youth.

North Carolina Symphony, $10,000
To support guest artist residencies featuring performances and community engagement.

Orchestra of St. Luke’s, $15,000
To support Orchestra of St. Luke’s performances of free chamber music.

Oregon Symphony, $20,000
To support SoundStories, a performance project celebrating the power of storytelling.

Pacific Symphony, $30,000
To support an orchestral performance project celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

PostClassical Ensemble, $30,000
To support the Whitman/Herrmann Celebration, a performance project celebrating the 200th birthday anniversary of American poet Walt Whitman.

Princeton Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support an artist residency and community engagement project.

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, $10,000
To support a music education and engagement project for young people.

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, $40,000
To support Tapestry19, a festival celebrating life stories through music, including performances of new orchestral works.

San Diego Symphony, $20,000
To support Hearing the Future, an annual festival of new music.

San Francisco Symphony, $75,000
To support The Magic of Youth: Engaging Community through Ravel and Britten, a performance and engagement project with children’s voices.

San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, $10,000
To support the Artist Development Program of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra

Seattle Symphony, $45,000
To support New Music Works, a performance project featuring new orchestral and chamber music works, as well as a composition workshop for young composers.

South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, $12,500
To support the Lakota Music Project.

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, $35,000
To support performances celebrating American conductor Leonard Slatkin’s 50 years of conducting the orchestra.

Street Symphony, $30,000
To support the Street Symphony’s Messiah Project, a performance and engagement project.

Tempesta di Mare, $10,000
To support an early music performance project.

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, $15,000
To support an orchestral performance project highlighting works by contemporary composers.

Youth Orchestras of San Antonio, $10,000
To support the annual YOSA Invitational music festival featuring youth bands and orchestras.

Related Art Works, Part 1 Grants

Boston University (on behalf of Tanglewood Institute) $20,000
To support the Tanglewood Institute’s Young Artists Orchestra and Young Artists Wind Ensemble.

Carnegie Hall, $85,000
To support the concert series Migrations: The Making of America.

Central Music Academy, $10,000
To support the expansion of a program providing free music instruction for youth.

The Cliburn, $10,000
To support the Second Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival in Dallas, Texas.

Gateways Music Festival, $10,000
To support the Gateways Music Festival.

The Gilmore, $20,000
To support presentations of piano recitals with related educational activities.

Harmony Project, $45,000
To support free music instruction for students in underserved communities.

Ingenuity, $100,000
To support a collective impact project for the continued implementation and coordination of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Arts Education Plan.

League of American Orchestras, $90,000
To support the League of American Orchestras’ strategic services designed to strengthen orchestras through learning, leadership development, research, and communications within the field.

Levine Music, $15,000
To support First Music, free music instruction for young children.

Manhattan School of Music, $15,000
To support MSM Summer, a vocal and instrumental music summer camp.

Music Academy of the West, $20,000
To support the Commissions and Premieres (C+P) initiative, a professional artistic development program.

The New School, $15,000
To support the New School Concerts’ New York String Seminar, a pre-professional training program.

Perlman Music Program, $30,000
To support the Summer Music School, a residential summer music program.

Project STEP, $55,000
To support an intensive string music training program for youth.

Third Street Music School, $25,000
Students will participate in free or low-cost weekly instruction in music and dance, with the opportunity to perform in the community.

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