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New Grants Awarded by The ASCAP Foundation in 2012

Adrienne Arsht Center for the
Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
Jazz Roots Education Program
$1,600, Miami, FL
To expose over 1,000 Miami-Dade County public high school music students to the rich, living history of jazz music by providing them with a historical perspective on the artists and an the opportunity to interact with some of the high-profile jazz artists who perform at the center. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Louis Armstrong Fund.

Arts in Education Aid Council
Music Education Programming- in Two Title I Elementary Schools of the San Fernando Valley.
Children's Music Workshop-Honors Orchestra
$5,000, Canoga Park, CA
To support The Children's Music Workshop whose mission is to provide low income children in high poverty neighborhoods with music instruction during their school day by sponsoring violin orchestras, recorder classes and band. In addition to music lessons, students make a commitment to practice and care for their loaned instruments. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

Chicago Dramatists
Musical Theatre Development
$2,500, Chicago, IL
To support the creation of new works by musical theatre artists in the Chicago area. This grant will expand on an existing program to offer further developmental opportunities for musical theatre writers to create and hone their work. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Bart Howard Fund.

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras 2012-2013 Composition Seminar
$3,000, Chicago, IL
To provide students between the ages of 15-18, selected through a competitive audition process, an opportunity to participate in the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra Composition Seminar. Students meet for one hour on Saturdays eight times in the fall and eight times in the spring. They will also receive four half-hour private composition lessons in the fall and spring. The workshop is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

The College of St. Rose- Massry Center for the Arts
Insight-An interactive Opportunity for Exposure to Higher Education and the Music Industry
$3,000, Albany, NY
To provide underserved youths, grades 7-12 from the inner cities of Albany and Schenectady, NY with a tour of The College of St. Rose campus to observe an ensemble rehearsal, a music studio session, art lecture and other classes related to the arts. Students will then participate in a workshop on songwriting with a professional songwriter. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Bart Howard Fund.

Copland House
Copland House Emerging Composers' Institute
$4,000, Westchester County, NY
To support a young composer's participation in a 10-day intensive program in June at the Copland House. This workshop benefits the composers who have completed their basic studies in composition and helps them make the transition to professional careers. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Bart Howard Fund.

Culver City Education Foundation
Artists in the Schools- 2nd Grade
Music Residency Program
$2,000, Culver City, CA
To support the participation of over 350 2nd grade students from four elementary schools in the Artists in Schools Music Residency. The Residency culminates in school-wide assemblies at the four participating schools where students can perform their original compositions for classmates and families. This program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

Greenwich Village Youth Council (GVYC)
Awesomely Awesome Songwriting
$4,100, New York, NY
To support weekly songwriting classes targeted to middle and high school students. The songwriting classes take place once a week in the afternoon. Students meet for 90 minutes with a professional songwriter to learn about music, intellectual property rights, the music business and to engage in an intensive hands-on study of the craft of songwriting. Funding is provided by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

Minnesota Chorale
Minneapolis Youth Chorus Composition Workshop
$2,500, Minneapolis, MN
To provide a songwriting workshop for 12 inner-city students in grades 7-9 that meets for three hours a day for 5 consecutive days. Each student, working closely with a professional composer to will produce several original compositions, including at least one for theChoir. The choral compositions will be read and performed publicly by the Minneapolis Youth Chorus during the 2012/13 Season. Funding is provided by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

Musician's Corner, a Program of The Conservancy of the Parthenon and Centennial Park
Musician's Corner
$4,000, Nashville, TN
To provide support for a free concert series held in Nashville's historic Centennial Park on Saturday's in May, June, September and October. The goal is to showcase local emerging ASCAP artists and songwriters. The program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Bart Howard Fund.

New Haven Symphony Orchestra
Young Composers Project
$5,000, New Haven, CT
To provide an intensive 18-month workshop for a select group of 5 to 8 high school musicians interested in intense composition study. Students will attend group seminars, work with NHSO musicians, attend NHSO concerts and composition seminars at Yale, receive private composition lessons and meet guest composers. The program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

Roseville Home Start
Home Start's Music for Kids Program
$1,650, Roseville, CA
To provide music classes for homeless children ages 6-18 residing in the Roseville Shelter. The goal is to provide the gift of artistic and personal expression as well as joy through music lessons to homeless children who are participating in Home Start's Transitional Housing Program with their families. The program is funded by The ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

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Songwriting Composition Program St John School

Terre Roche serves as artist in residence.

The ASCAP Foundation is proud to support the Songwriting & Composition Program at St. John School of the Arts in the Virgin Islands.

Since January 2013, the St. John School has offered underserved students in grades 6-8 from the Julius E. Sprauve School the opportunity to explore the art of songwriting in a weekly program. Taught by instructor Luba Dolgopolsky and musician Laurie Keefe, with songwriter and ASCAP member Terrie Roche (of the vocal group The Roches) acting as the artist in residence, this program allows its students to express themselves through their own music compositions. For more information go to:


Opportunity For Songwriters, Composers & Musicians

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