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New Grants Awarded by The ASCAP Foundation in 2005

Brentwood Public Schools Music Department
Project Name: Camp Green Lake

$5,000
Brentwood, NY - To subsidize the cost of a music camp in Pennsylvania for low-income high school music students. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

The Cabaret Conference at Yale University
Project Name: Cabaret Conference Concert Series

$1,000
New York, NY – To support The 2005 Cabaret Conference at Yale University. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

California Summer Music
Project Name: Composition Program

$6,000
San Francisco, CA – To support composition scholarships for students to participate in California Summer Music’s performance and composition program. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Casesar Fund.

Curtain Call Creations
Project Name: Spring Musical 2005

$2,160
Philadelphia, PA – To support the lyric and music composition workshops which are taught by professional songwriters to a writing team of seventh and eighth grade students. The final product is a full-length musical written by students, with sets and costumes designed and created by the students. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center
Project Name: National Music Theater Conference

$1,500
Waterford, CT – To support the National Music Theater Conference which develops new musical theater works. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

Fairfield University
Project Name: Music for an Urban District: Curricular Innovation

$2,500 two-year commitment
Fairfield, CT - To support the collaboration between Fairfield University and the Bridgeport Schools to provide K-12 music teachers with sheet music for use in general music and choral classrooms. This program is funded by a bequest under the will of Rosalie Meyer, widow of Joseph Meyer.

Franklin Phonetic School
Project Name: Music Composition and Improvisation

$2,000
Prescott Valley, AZ – To support a music composition program featuring the use of a music notation curriculum. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

From the Top, Inc.
Project Name: Young Composition Project

$5,000
Boston, MA – To support the presentation of young composers on a weekly radio program which also matches the composers with professional mentors and trains them to be peer role models and advocates for music and composition in their schools. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation John DeVries Fund.

Henry Street Settlement
Project Name: Henry Street Music School Instruction and Performance Program

$3,000
New York, NY - To support music instruction for low-income students. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

The Jack Elliot Music Project
Project Name: The Recording Club

$25,000
Los Angeles, CA - To support The Recording Club which combines traditional music composition theory with computer technology. Recording Club participants are required to give back by going into elementary and middles schools and teaching what they have learned. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

Jazz at Lincoln Center
Project Name: Annual Commissioning Activities

$10,000
New York, NY – To support Jazz at Lincoln Center’s annual commissioning activities and specifically to support the world premier of commissions by two artists. This program is funded by a gift to The ASCAP Foundation from The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation.

Jazz Connections in Residence at Montclair State University Music Preparatory Division
Project Name: Getting Down to Business

$1,900
Upper Monclair, NJ – To support two full student scholarships and a guest composer for the songwriting program at the summer jazz workshop held on the University campus for middle, high school and college music students. This program is funded by a gift to The ASCAP Foundation from The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation.

Jazzmobile
Project Name: Jazz History in the First Person

$10,000
New York, NY - To provide funding for a New York City School-based lecture-demonstration program which will present the history of jazz with a focus on the work of jazz lyricists and composers. This program is funded by a gift to The ASCAP Foundation from The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation.

Little Kids Rock
Project Name: New York City Expansion Initiative

$5,000
New York, NY - To support music instruction classes for economically disadvantaged New York City public school children and teacher training workshops. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund and by a bequest under the will of Rosalie Meyer, widow of Joseph Meyer.

Lyrics Alive, Inc.
Project Name: Lyric Writing Workshops

$3,000
Deputy, IN – To support two lyric writing workshops for 5th grade students in elementary schools in Indiana and Virginia. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

Peconic Landing
Project Name: If You Knew Susie: The Joseph Meyer Commemorative Concerts

$7,500
Greenport, NY – To support a series of concerts intended to enrich the lives of more than 400 middle and low income and underserved seniors by providing them with access to live music performed by senior artists and to preserve the legacy of distinguished ASCAP songwriters. This program is funded by a bequest under the will of Rosalie Meyer, widow of Joseph Meyer.

Perry-Mansfield School and Camp for the Performing Arts
Project Name: Composers Studio Project

$5,000
Steamboat Springs, CO – To fund scholarships for talented young composers participating in the Perry-Mansfield New Noises Festival to create works intended for the stage. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

Present Music, Inc.
Project Name: The Creation Project

$1,500
Milwaukee, WI - To provide support for a composer-in-residence for a collaborative project between the Milwaukee public schools and community centers where students in grades K-12 learn to create and perform their own music. This program is funded by a bequest under the will of Rosalie Meyer, widow of Joseph Meyer.

P.S. Arts
Project Name: Baldwin Hills Elementary School Professional Development Program for Music Education

$5,000
Santa Monica, CA – To support, Music for Literacy, a professional development program which integrates music concepts and skills into the core curriculum. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

Rap Coalition
Project Name: Inside the Industry

$2,500
Memphis, TN – To support a free monthly educational series about the business of music. The focus is urban music but attendees cross musical genre boundaries and include country, rock, pop, gospel and reggae artists. This program is funded by ASCAP Foundation member support.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls
Project Name: Camper Scholarship Fund

$5,000
Portland, OR – To support scholarships for low-income students to attend the Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls and participate in workshops emphasizing connections between music and creative expression. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

The Sphinx Organization
Project Name: Commissioning and Production of a New Orchestral Work by Adolphus Hailstork to Premiere at the 2007 Sphinx Competition

$10,500
Detroit, MI - To suppport the commissioning of a new orchestral work by renowned Afican-American and ASCAP composer Adolphus Hailstork to premiere at the 2007 Sphinx Competition Finals Concert. The overarching goal is to address the lack of works by African-American and Latino composers written for solo instruments with orchestra, ultimately having this work become part of a regularly performed standard repertoire. This program is funded by a bequest under the will of Rosalie Meyer, widow of Joseph Meyer.

University of New Orleans Training, Resource & Assistive-Technology Center (TRAC)
Project Name: TRAC Creative Music and Jazz Camp

$5,000
New Orleans, LA - To support the TRAC Creative Music and Jazz Camp, which serves blind and visually impaired students ages 13-19 who have had at least two years of music instruction. Students learn to compose, arrange, notate and make multi-track recordings on personal computers, using special “talking” assistive-technology software. This program is funded by a gift to The ASCAP Foundation from The Louis Armstrong Educational
Foundation.

The Virginia Arts Festival, Inc.
Project Name: Composer Institute with John Duffy

$2,500
Norfolk, VA – To support a two-week composer residency at the 2005 Virginia Arts Festival, Inc. where American composers will select students who will have their compositions read and performed in workshops. This program is funded by a bequest under the will of Rosalie Meyer, widow of Joseph Meyer.

VocalEssence
Project Name: Composer-in-Residence Program

$2,500
Minneapolis, MN - To support the composer-in-residence program which commissions new choral works by American composers. The current composer-in-residence is working with 3 area high schools and engaging them in the creative process by composing, coaching and leading their rehearsals and performances. This program is funded by a bequest under the will of Rosalie Meyer, widow of Joseph Meyer.

Waitsfield Elementary School
Project Name: Music Composition in the K-6 Classroom

$2,830
Waitsfield, VT – To support Waitfield’s model program which encourages and supports students in composing and arranging music. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.




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Since 2008, The ASCAP Foundation has provided a grant to The Grand Canyon Music Festival to support its Native American Composer Apprentice program. The program provides a creative opportunity for 25 talented students annually within the Native American communities of Arizona to work with ASCAP composers to create original works, which are then fine tuned with the help of ASCAP member & Composer-in-Residence, Ravon Chacon and performed by renowned NYC quartet Ethel. The program was honored with the 2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from the President’s Committee on the Arts & Humanities. For more information go to: www.grandcanyonmusicfest.org



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