Grants to Orchestras

Application Deadline of July 12, 2018
Award Announced May 15, 2019

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

American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras $15,000
To support the Chamber Ensemble Program.

American Youth Symphony, $15,000
To support a music concert inspired by nature.

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

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, $20,000
To support a performance project celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Austin Symphony, $20,000
To support the continuation of Connecting with Music, an educational initiative for school students.

Berkeley Symphony, $15,000
To support the Music in the Schools initiative.

Boston Modern Orchestra Project, $15,000
To support post-production and release costs for a compact disc featuring Norman Dello Joio’s Trial at Rouen.

Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, $10,000
To support concerts that highlight works by African-American and women composers and musicians, with related educational activities.

Chicago Philharmonic, $10,000
To support the Side by Side concert series.

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, $10,000
To support the Stained Glass Series of community concerts in area churches and synagogues.

DC Youth Orchestra Program, $15,000
To support teaching artist and guest artist fees related to the Children’s Orchestra, an after-school string orchestra program for public school students in Title I elementary schools in Washington, D.C.

Eugene Symphony, $15,000
To support a series of concerts, a composer residency, and community engagement events.

Florida Youth Orchestra, $10,000
To support free music education for students in Broward County and Miami-Dade County in Florida.

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, $20,000
To support a touring program.

Grant Park Music Festival, $30,000
To support the Grant Park Music Festival, a free summer festival in Millennium Park.

Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra $15,000
To support a jazz education program for youth.

Greenville Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support educational programs for youth.

Houston Symphony, $25,000
To support the Community-Embedded Musicians program.

Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, $15,000
To support commissions of new works for chamber orchestra.

The Knights, $25,000
To support a national touring performance project.

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

Little Orchestra Society, $15,000
To support Musical Connections, an in-school music composition residency program in New York City Public Schools.

Madison Symphony Orchestra, $15,000
To support HeartStrings, a music therapy project.

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

Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, $15,000
To support an orchestral program for youth.

New York Philharmonic, $30,000
To support the Philharmonic Schools initiative, a music education program in New York City Public Schools.

New York Philharmonic (media arts), $20,000
To support the production, broadcast, and streaming of The New York Philharmonic This Week, a weekly public radio program.

Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras, $10,000
To support a chamber music program for middle and high school students from communities in northeast Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.

Oakland Symphony, $15,000
To support a concert by the Oakland Symphony in collaboration with the Violins of Hope Organization.

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, $35,000
To support a performance touring project.

The Philadelphia Orchestra, $80,000
To support The Philadelphia Orchestra’s free neighborhood concerts, PlayINs, and community residencies.

Pro Musica (Santa Fe), $10,000
To support a performance project of chamber orchestra and baroque ensemble programs.

Richmond Symphony, $15,000
To support festival activities related to the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition.

San Diego Youth Symphony, $35,000
To support instrumental music education for students in the San Diego area.

San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, $15,000
To support a commissioning and performance project of a new work by composer Michael Gilbertson.

Santa Cecilia Orchestra, $10,000
To support Discovering Music, a performance and community engagement project.

Virginia Symphony Orchestra, $15,000
To support the Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s community engagement project.

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, $20,000
To support a statewide touring performance project.

Wheeling Symphony, $10,000
To support the Young People’s Concert Tour in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

Youth Orchestras of Fresno, $10,000
To support the annual FOOSA Summer Orchestra Festival, an intensive two-week orchestral immersion program with concerts and recitals for the public.

Related Art Works, Part 2 Grants

Association of California Symphony Orchestras, $15,000
To support a statewide conference for California orchestras.

Augustana Arts, $10,000
To support a family concert series featuring the Stratus Chamber Orchestra.

Brevard Music Center, $10,000
To support a series of concerts and related programming celebrating the works of composer Aaron Copland.

Cabrillo Music Festival, $35,000
To support the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music.

Conductors Guild, $10,000
To support conductor training education workshops.

From the Top, $40,000
To support educational outreach activities.

From the Top (media arts), $20,000
To support the production of the public radio broadcast series From the Top.

Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), $60,000
To support the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles at Heart of Los Angeles (YOLA at HOLA).

Heifetz International Music Institute, $25,000
To support performance and communication training for emerging musicians.

The Kennedy Center, $20,000
To support curation and production of online content associated with the Digital Stage.

Lincoln Center Education, $50,000
To support Arts in the Middle, Lincoln Center Education’s professional development program for educators.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, $30,000
To support production, post-production, and outreach costs for the public television series Live from Lincoln Center.

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

Mann Center for the Performing Arts, $20,000
To support the presentation of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Miami Music Project, $30,000
To support staff salaries and teaching artist fees for the Children’s Orchestras, a free after-school instrumental music program for students in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools, $20,000
To support The Orchestra Travels the World, a music education and engagement project.

Midori & Friends, $20,000
To support year-long music instruction and enrichment programs for students in New York City Public Schools.

Minnesota Public Radio, $20,000
To support the regional expansion of Classical MPR’s Minnesota Varsity, a radio program featuring talented high school artists.

National Public Radio, $68,000
To support the production and distribution of NPR’s music programming.

New York Public Radio, $10,000
To support distribution and associated costs for the public radio program Carnegie Hall Live.

Oregon Bach Festival, $25,000
To support the Oregon Bach Festival’s BachAbility Project.

Ravinia, $15,000
To support the Reach*Teach*Play audience engagement programs.

Sphinx Organization, $65,000
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.

Young Concert Artists, $15,000
To support the Young Concert Artists Series.\

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