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New Grants Awarded by The ASCAP Foundation in 2006

American Composers Orchestra (ACO)
Music Factory
$5,000
New York, NY

Composers serve as teaching artists in New York City's high schools for multi-visit residencies. Students attend rehearsals of resident composers' works in preparation for ACO's concerts in Carnegie Hall and receive free tickets for performances. This program is funded by a bequest under the will of Rosalie Meyer, widow of Joseph Meyer.

Astral Artistic Services
Composition for Kids: Women and Classical
$2,500
Philadelphia, PA

To support a residency program in which children are taught musical composition techniques and the relationship between contemporary, folk, and western art music. Students create their own original compositions at the end of the residency. This program is funded by a bequest under the will of Rosalie Meyer, widow of Joseph Meyer.

Bang on a Can
Summer Music Festival & Institute
$5,000
Brooklyn, NY

To support a music festival during which participants get instruction from guest musicians and composers, attend a wide variety of seminars, and participate in ensembles that explore the boundaries of unwritten music. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

Berklee College of Music
Berklee City Saturday Upper School Theory 3 Class
$4,000
Boston, MA

To support students who wish to develop the creative application of the basic musical elements of melody, harmony, and rhythm through participation in an advanced applied theory class, which concludes with performances of student compositions. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

Curtain Call Creations - Rap
Kids Deserve a Better Rap
$2,500
Philadelphia, PA

To give middle and high school students a chance to create hip hop music with a positive message while learning theater, dance, and music with national and regional instructors. The results of the workshops will be original rap songs created and performed by the children at several performances. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble, Inc.
3rd Annual Salute to Young Composers
$1,000
Newtonville, MA

To expose students in the Boston public school system to the art of contemporary musical composition by offering a weekend of hands-on compositionally-related activities geared to their respective age ranges and abilities. The program includes a field trip for 30 students to MIT's media lab, 10 hours of workshops with guest composers and conductors, and free open rehearsals for the two concerts. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

Hartt School - Theater Division
Festival of New Works
$2,500
West Hartford, CT

To support two musical theater writing teams in a developmental production of a new work, seeing it through from casting to opening night. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

Hartwick College
Hey Mozart! The Child Composer Project at
Hartwick College
$4,000
Oneonta, NY

To support a program in which original music compositions by elementary and middle school students are selected, arranged, performed, and recorded by professional musicians. This program is also dedicated to working with orchestras in building a richer repertoire of music suitable for educational outreach programs. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

Ho'okako'o Corporation/Waimea Middle School
The Music Box Project
$2,500
Honolulu, HI

To help develop the talents of aspiring songwriters and composers among at-risk teens through hands-on songwriting and music production workshops in a digital recording studio. A Grammy Award-winning musician/songwriter will conduct several 4-week songwriting and music production workshops that meet after school twice a week for 2 hours each session. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

Interschool Orchestras of New York
Children Will Listen: A Youthful Celebration of Stephen Sondheim's Music
$7,500
New York, NY

To introduce a new generation of performers to the music of Stephen Sondheim by bringing together several of New York's top youth ensembles to prepare an all-Sondheim program for a concert. This program is funded by a bequest under the will of Rosalie Meyer, widow of Joseph Meyer.

Larchmont Charter School
Music Rhapsody
$5,000
West Hollywood, CA

To support an elementary music program teaching children the fundamentals of music through singing, dancing and playing instruments to set the foundation for future musical pursuits. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

Longview School
Drummin' Up Some Learnin'
$2,500
Raleigh, NC

To support an elective course for middle school students who are identified as having severe emotional and behavioral disabilities for the purpose of integrating music education and composition with traditional mathematics and language arts curricula using African drums and percussion instruments. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

Monterey Jazz Festival
Next Generation Festival Young Composers
$2,500
Monterey, CA

To offer young aspiring jazz composers the opportunity to create new works and have them performed in a prestigious jazz setting. High school composers are invited to submit an original composition, with the winning work premiering at the Monterey Jazz Festival on the main arena stage. This program is funded by a gift to The ASCAP Foundation from the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation.

New York Youth Symphony, Inc.
Making Score
$5,000
New York, NY

To provide aspiring composers under the age of 23 from throughout the tri-state area with a tuition-free series of rigorous seminars in composition. The curriculum is based on an advanced level study of orchestration, score reading, compositional technique, and a full spectrum of musical styles and genres. This program is funded by a bequest under the will of Rosalie Meyer, widow of Joseph Meyer.

Northwest Program for the Arts
The Feedback Project
$1,000
Seattle, WA

To support feedback sessions for music groups of various contemporary styles in order to provide positive critique and guidance from a panel of music professionals with skills in songwriting, producing, managing, booking and vocal coaching. This program is funded by a bequest under the will of Rosalie Meyer, widow of Joseph Meyer.

Perlman Music Program
ASCAP Scholarship for a Young Musician-Composer
$5,000
New York, NY

To provide a scholarship to a young musician-composer to attend a six-week summer program that provides training for pre-college students, ages 11 to 18, who play the violin, viola, cello, bass and piano. The "ASCAP Scholar" will be mentored by expert faculty and have his/her composition(s) performed before a live audience. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Paul Cunningham Fund.

The Philadelphia Songwriters Project
Monthly Mentoring Program
$1,500
Ardmore, PA

To offer songwriters a consistent opportunity to learn about the craft of songwriting and the music business, and to give them appropriate skills to move to the next level of their career and craft. This program is funded by a bequest under the will of Rosalie Meyer, widow of Joseph Meyer.

Signature Theater, Inc.
Commission and Development Program
for Lyricists and Composers
$2,000
Arlington, VA

To provide a home for early to mid-career composers and lyricists to create new musicals by commissioning writing teams and providing creative resources to support the work. Commissioned artists participate in a project workshop where the creative artists and Signature's artistic team address critical text and music issues. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

Sonny Boy Blues
Blues for Literacy
$500
Helena, AR

To develop a program that encourages students to increase their literacy skills by reading the lyrics of blues music, learning where the lyrics originated, and understanding how the lyrics connect to the social condition of the musician's life. Students will be encouraged to write blues song lyrics inspired by something they have read. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

Suburban Middle School
Scholarship Program, Music Theory/ Composition/ Orchestration
$2,500
Media, PA

To provide opportunities for deserving students who need financial assistance to study music composition, theory and orchestration. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

World Foundation for Music & Healing
Feel the Music!
$3,500
New York, NY

To assist in the emotional recovery of children who lost a parent or close family member on September 11th, building resilience in bereaved children through educational and cultural music workshops and wellness programs for their parents. This songwriting program will lay the foundations of the craft of songwriting, feature known guest songwriters, and bring participants to a recording studio to see how songs are turned into recordings. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.




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The Grand Canyon Music Festival

The Grand Canyon Music Festival
Native American Composer Apprentice Project
Grand Canyon, AZ

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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