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New Grants Awarded by The ASCAP Foundation in 2011

Alarm Will Sound
Mizzou New Music Summer Festival
$6,000, Columbia, MO
To support the professional development of emerging composers through close work with Artists-in-Residence, Alarm Will Sound, who will conduct a week-long series of concerts, educational workshops, residency activities and public seminars at the Festival. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Bart Howard Fund.

Backcountry Jazz, Inc.
Public School Youth Concerts
$1,000, Greenwich, CT
To support scholarships, master classes and music education for young artists in Connecticut through direct interaction with prominent jazz artists participating in the Backcountry Jazz school concerts. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Louis Armstrong Fund.

CAP21
New Work & New Artist Development Program
$5,000, New York, NY
To support the development of new works by emerging musical theatre composers and lyricists through a series of CAP21 initiatives including The Writer's Co-op, The Roundtable Reading Series, The Monday Night Reading Series & The Showcase. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Backstage
Workshop with Jonathan Bailey Holland
$3,000, Cincinnati, OH
To provide middle and high school students interested in orchestral composition the opportunity to meet with composer Jonathan Bailey Holland to learn about his compositional process. Holland will provide feedback, ideas and coaching to the students following short excerpts of their original work. The workshop is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Jack & Amy Norworth Fund.

Cornish College of the Arts
Summer Music Program, Composition &
Songwriting Scholarships
$5,000, Seattle, WA
To provide scholarship support for 30 talented music students ages 12-18 from underserved communities to explore composition & songwriting at the Cornish College of the Arts summer camp. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Raymond Hubbell Fund.

The Clive Davis School of Recorded Music
Tisch School of the Arts NYU
$3,000, New York, NY
To provide support for a series of lectures and workshops for advanced students interested in songwriting. Successful songwriters will serve as speakers as well as critique and evaluate students' compositions. The program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Bart Howard Fund.

Selma M. Levine School of Music
Levine School of Music 2011 Composition
Department Master Class and Performance
$2,500, Washington, D.C.
To encourage middle and high school students to compose and perform new music through interaction with accomplished composers during a weekend of concert and composition activities at the Levine School of Music. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

Light Opera Works
Midwest New Musicals
$2,000, Chicago, IL
To support a writers' development program that provides training, critical feedback and public presentation opportunities to musical theatre composers, lyricists and book writers. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Bart Howard Fund.

The Little Orchestra Society
Musical Connections: The School Partnership
Program
$5,000, New York, NY
To support an in-school music composition residency program for K-5 students attending a New York City public school. Musical concepts are learned through singing, moving, using rhythmic and melodic instruments and notation. The focus is on learning to compose music. Funding is provided by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

The New England Folk Music Archive
Stories Through Song
$3,000, Cambridge, MA
To provide 5th & 6th graders in 3 public schools with an experiential introduction to the rich cultural music and folklore tradition that is echoed in American history. Each session highlights a different aspect of American music ranging from traditional Eastern & Western European ballads through the era of slavery and on to contemporary singer/songwriters. Funding is provided by The ASCAP Foundation Bart Howard Fund.

Signature Theatre
American Musical Voices Project: The Next
Generation Musical Theatre Lab
$5,000, Arlington, VA
To support the participation of two composers in the Signature Theatre's 3-week Musical Theatre Development Lab which workshops and showcases two new musicals by emerging musical theatre composers. The program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

Spyhop Productions
Musicology
$3,000, Salt Lake City, Utah
To provide students ages 14-19 with an opportunity to have a full-band experience from the songwriting process through the release of an original recording. Students will also learn about distribution, royalties, licensing agreements, copyright issues and CD design. The program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Bart Howard Fund.

Visionary Media
The Blind Composers Project
$2,500, New York, NY
To support the mentorship and training of blind musicians, who have shown talent or potential in music composition, through a series of workshops and one-on-one sessions with working composers. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

Zumix
Foundations
$3,000, East Boston, MA
To support the participation of an accomplished composer in a 14-week theory-based music program for underserved middle school students who have shown talent and interest in creating original compositions. The course will also familiarize students with the business and legal issues composers frequently confront including copyright, licensing and publishing. Funding for the program is provided 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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