Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors today (Dec. 19) revealed 218 recipients of the second cycle of grants from the New York State Music Fund, the fund created from the settlements with major record companies investigated for violating "payola" laws.
Nonprofit groups from over 75 towns and cities were awarded grants totaling $19 million for programs ranging from hip-hop to new classical music, and jazz to folk music from around the world. Awards to the 218 grantees represent every region of New York State and range from $10,000 to $500,000.
The first cycle of grants was awarded in June 2006.
The following list of 218 grants totals $19 million for performances, presentations, commissions and educational programs taking place in New York State over the next year, and in a few select cases over the next two years:
171 Cedar Arts Center (Corning) $20,000
To support the Inclusive Choir Project, presenting a series of concerts
performed by the Women's Chorale of 171 Cedar Arts in collaboration with a
group of adults with developmental disabilities.
651 Arts (Brooklyn) $135,000
For the International Blues Festival, a series of concerts, symposia,
workshops and film screenings with community partners exploring the blues
with gospel traditions, jazz and the music of West Africa.
92nd Street Y (New York) $85,000
For the Jewish/Muslim Collaboration Series, Jewish Composers Quarterly
series and a Beatbox Festival incorporating commissions, accompanying
lectures and 40 Caf? Music events.
Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (Blue Mountain Lake) $19,000
To support the 2007 Performance Series showcasing eight concerts of popular,
folk and world music at affordable prices.
Afrikan Poetry Theatre (Queens) $75,000
For the Music Roots Project designed to deliver instrumental and vocal
training to students at PS 42 and IS 109, and expose them to the rich,
diverse musical culture of New York City through musical skills development
and performance seminars.
Alarm Will Sound (Rochester) $21,000
To support the In Your Ear 2007 festival, presenting new compositions,
techno remixes, improvisation and arrangements of pieces from a variety of
styles and genres such as electronica, chamber music and fusion.
Albany Symphony Orchestra (Albany) $120,000
For Music Lives in the Visible World, presenting contemporary concert music
to audiences in the Capital Region through the American Music Festival
featuring eight commissioned pieces and 16 new short works; the Classical
Concert Series with four world premieres; and for the Music Alive Residency
with four different composers.
Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo) $50,000
For World Music Live! a community-based multicultural program of free
concerts by local musicians in a variety of styles such as Indian music,
rhythm and blues, Cajun bluegrass, hip-hop, punk, grunge and emo; workshops
for children and young adults; and performances of regional music students.
Alianza Dominicana (New York) $180,000
For the Dominican/Haitian Living Music Media Project including three
concerts featuring musical forms such as bachata, merengue, and rara; and a
compilation CD of these performances and archival recordings.
Alliance for Downtown New York (New York) $125,000
To support the River to River 2007 festival presenting 46 free public
concerts featuring pop, classical, experimental, jazz and Latin musicians in
mostly outdoor downtown Manhattan venues.
Alliance of New York Arts Organizations (Mattituck) $115,000
For online courses and a blog for New York State musicians, composers,
performers to learn how to distribute and promote their music online,
protect themselves in the marketplace, and enhance their skills at making a
living through music.
American Composers Forum (St. Paul) $200,000
For the production of 20 new CD recordings by New York State artists,
sponsorship of statewide tours, and the donation of almost 2,000 CD's from
the Innova label to 30 educational and public libraries across the state.
American Opera Projects (Brooklyn) $25,000
For a series of concerts in Brooklyn of The Summer King, with music by
Daniel Sonenberg and libretto by Daniel Nester, in collaboration with The
Weeksville Society and Brooklyn Institute Technical High School.
Americas Society (New York) $80,000
To support as part of part of the Music of the Americas 2007 cycle, 15
contemporary Caribbean and Latin American concerts and lectures in Manhattan
Apollo Theater (New York) $90,000
For the presentation and recording of God's Trombones by Craig S. Harris, a
composition for trombones, voice and movement inspired by religious trombone
Archive of Contemporary Music (New York) $250,000
To support the New York Music Index and Archive, an online, on disc and
physical resource focused on popular music produced in New York State that
will catalogue information on musicians, recordings, and sectors of the
support industry (e.g., labels, music publishers, managers, venues,
distributors, retailers and rights organizations).
Arm-of-the-Sea Theater (Malden on Hudson) $12,000
For a series of free public performances throughout the eastern half of New
York State in collaboration with different local partners showcasing music
by Dean Jones, Juan Basilio Sanchez and the Big Sky Ensemble in a number of
shows of the company's repertoire.
Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester (Rochester) $90,000
To support technical assistance, professional development opportunities and
promotional and networking tools to musicians in the 10-county Greater
Rochester region, including legal advice on contracts and basics of
intellectual property; and courses in Web design and marketing.
Arts Center and Theater of Schenectady (Schenectady) $225,000
For the Dangerous Music Project, a two-year residency by the vocal ensemble
F'loom showcasing a live performance series with artist dialogue, as well as
educational workshops in the regional school districts of Schenectady and
Troy, and community organizations like The Hamilton Hill Arts Center and The
Boys and Girls Clubs.
Arts Council for Chautauqua County (Jamestown) $115,000
To support the presentation of 35 artists in 15 concerts and festivals with
outreach by a consortium of presenters, and for the audio/videotaping and
live broadcast of performances on the Council's radio station throughout the
rural Chautauqua area.
Arts Horizons (Englewood) $65,000
For the Works in Progress, a project serving approximately 750 students from
low-income areas in Brooklyn through artist residencies in Songwriting,
Hip-Hop and Play the Recorder, each culminating in live performances.
Arts in Education Institute of Western New York (West Seneca) $95,000
For Needed: More Than the Basics, a contemporary music performance that will
be commissioned and produced by the Institute, presented to school children
and community members in the western New York region, and include
professional development for teachers and teaching artists partnering in
ARTSwego (Oswego) $95,000
For commission and presentation of a multi-media work by Richard Einhorn
based on Charles Darwin's The Origin of the Species, performed by the
Eastern European women's chorus Kitka.
Asia Society (New York) $100,000
For the commission of the Tibetan Book of the Dead by Philip Glass and
statewide performances of Kinsmen/Svajanam by Rudresh Mahanthappa, to be
performed and recorded with saxophonist Kadri Gopalnath.
Asian American Arts Alliance (New York) $65,000
To support Soundfest: Asian Americans in Music, an all-day outdoor Pan-Asian
music festival in September 2007 showcasing the diverse genres of
contemporary Asian American artists, from eclectic pop to fusion mixes to
Bang On A Can (Brooklyn) $95,000
For the 2007 Bang On A Can Marathon, featuring over 12 hours of free music
by ensembles, bands and soloists from around the world in an eclectic range
of genres, presented collaboratively with the World Financial Center.
Bard College/Bard High School Early College (Annandale-on-Hudson) $100,000
To support the expansion of contemporary music education through artist
residencies that will include performances, workshops and classes open to
community residents and students; and for creating a new after-school music
Bardavon 1869 Opera House (Poughkeepsie) $195,000
To support 36 performances of contemporary music in Poughkeepsie and
Kingston through the Bardavon/UPAC Mainstage Series, the Bardavon's Hudson
Valley Philharmonic Symphony Concert Series, and the free Hudson River Arts
Bargemusic (Brooklyn) $90,000
For the commission and presentation of new works by six contemporary
composers for the 30th anniversary season that will offer free and
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company ?
Foundation for Dance Promotion (New York) $50,000
To record original music by Daniel Bernard Roumain composed to accompany the
choreography of Bill T. Jones, and present a free concert in Harlem to
launch its release.
Binghamton Philharmonic (Binghamton) $61,000
To commission and perform a new work by composer Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez,
who will also serve as composer-in-residence for the 2007-08 season, focused
on exploring classical music from Latin America.
Boys Club of New York (Harlem) $100,000
For the Music School, offering 6-20 year olds comprehensive music education
including lessons in a variety of acoustic and electronic instruments as
well as music technology and band ensemble, training in technique and
theory, and numerous performing opportunities.
The Brecht Forum (New York) $52,000
To commission and present new works by nine artists at Hallwalls
Contemporary Arts Center in Buffalo, at the Hudson Opera House and in New
York City; to produce podcasts of the concerts for wider distribution; and
to support additional outreach activities such as pre-concert talks.
Bronx Arts Ensemble (Bronx) $180,000
For the Pathways Project, an initiative providing music instruction and
applied music education to public school youth in low-income communities,
collaborating with seven elementary and middle schools in the South Bronx
and University Heights area and three recently opened high schools.
Bronx River Art Center (Bronx) $85,000
For the June Jubilee Performing Arts Festival, presenting an ensemble or
orchestra performing new site-specific compositions created by Laura Andel,
Ricardo Arias, Randy Johnston and Papo Vazquez reflecting impressions of the
Brooklyn Arts Council (Brooklyn) $95,000
For the Brooklyn Maqam festival, featuring concerts reflecting the range of
music from the Arab world in a variety of venues such as BAM Caf?, Joe's
Pub, Alwan Center for the Arts, Brooklyn Historical Society, Kingsborough
Community College, Brooklyn Public Library, and Arab coffee shops and
Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (Brooklyn & Queens) $200,000
To support Music Reach, a broad range of musical activities and offerings to
increase education in music of our time collaborating with over 30
participating schools and community and child care centers.
Brooklyn Information & Culture (Brooklyn) $100,000
To support Celebrate Brooklyn 2007, featuring the North American premiere of
South African composer Philip Miller's Rewind, and showcasing a series of
new commissions, free performances and television cablecasts by established
and emerging musical artists.
Brooklyn Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra (Brooklyn) $100,000
For the presentation of new and contemporary orchestral and chamber music by
emerging and established New York-based composers performing in alternative
concert venues, including a free concert in Prospect Park.
Brooklyn Youth Chorus (Brooklyn) $100,000
In support of From Vision to Voice, a music education series reaching 250
students through weekly classes, master workshops, and the commission of
seven new works with 10 community performances.
Buffalo Alliance for Education (Buffalo) $65,000
For a series of workshops throughout Buffalo Public Schools in collaboration
with local organizations to teach children songwriting.
Buffalo Niagara Convention & Visitors Bureau Foundation (Buffalo) $90,000
For a series of monthly programs that will bring New Orleans and Louisiana
musicians and bands to Erie and Niagara counties to perform in concerts and
participate in middle and high school music programs, in partnership with
the Erie-Niagara Regional Partnership, Music Is Art and Community Music
School of Buffalo.
Capital District Celtic Cultural Association (Albany) $42,000
For a community music education program to teach Scottish piping, drumming
and Celtic music to youths and adults through a series of classes and
workshops, and for a series of concerts featuring Celtic bands.
Caramoor Center for Music & the Arts (Katonah) $500,000
For the Latin American Music Initiative, focusing on the exploration of
Latin American traditions through commissions by Marco Granados and Paquito
D'Rivera, who will also be composer-in-residence; radio broadcasts of
live-recorded festival performances; and outreach to Latino communities
through free concerts at partnering venues.
Caribbean American Sports & Cultural Youth Movement (Brooklyn) $32,000
For a series of concerts performed by the CASYM Steel Orchestra throughout
Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan, with special outreach to senior citizens and
persons with disabilities.
Carnegie Hall (New York) $125,000
For four performances dedicated to new music, two at Carnegie Hall and two
at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, showcasing six pieces from the pool
of works commissioned in the 2006-07 concert season.
Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine (New York) $225,000
To support the creation and statewide tour of Songs of the Spirit, a
multicultural, interfaith concert combining contemporary popular music and
spoken word performances with compositions based in the musical influences
of diverse faiths and cultures.
Catskill Mountain Foundation (Hunter) $100,000
For the year-round Music on the Mountain, presenting an eclectic lineup of
concerts in genres from classical to folk to jazz, in partnership with
various local arts organizations.
Catskills Symphony Orchestra (Oneonta) $30,000
For concerts featuring American folk music in collaboration with the
Susquehanna String Band.
Center for Creative Education (Stone Ridge) $130,000
For the collaboration with the Kingston City School District to utilize the
Carnegie Library building for teaching music and music technology through
training in digital composition, sound recording, podcasting, video music
production, and acoustic instrumental music; and as a rehearsal space for
music and dance ensembles.
Center for Puerto Rican Studies ? Hunter College/CUNY (New York) $380,000
To support the Puerto Rican Roots and Beyond Music Project, a collaboration
with community organizations in New York, Buffalo and Albany to document,
present and reinterpret the folkloric expression of the four genres of
Puerto Rican music: bomba, m?sica j?bara, danza and plena.
Center for Traditional Music and Dance (New York) $135,000
To expand the Peruvian and Chinese Community Cultural Initiatives by
offering youth classes and implementing ensembles for advanced students in
Jackson Heights and in Chinatown; and to create the Ukrainian Cultural
Central New York Community Arts Council (Utica) $60,000
For the Sabor Latino (Latin Flavor) project, presenting 11 performances by
the Paul Carlon Octet with Carlon's original compositions to be offered by
teaching artists as units of study to the 12 schools, K-12, in the Utica
City School district.
Central New York Jazz Arts Foundation (Syracuse) $25,000
To support performances, a CD recording, and a streamed version of the
performances on the organization's website highlighting the work and music
of jazz artists of Central New York.
Chamber Music America (New York) $250,000
To support six New Music Institutes throughout the state for New York
presenters, ensembles, and freelance musicians to learn marketing, audience
outreach, and presentation techniques for engaging and increasing audiences
for new music; and for a web-based Guide to Presenting New Music to be made
available on CMA's website.
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (New York) $90,000
To support the 2008 American Music Festival focused on contemporary chamber
music by American composers juxtaposed with established classics,
traditionalists to experimentalists.
Chenango County Council of the Arts (Norwich) $65,000
For presentation of community concerts and interactive educational
activities by five contemporary musicians including Grupo Greg Ribot, Ethel
and Bob Halligan Jr. of Ceili Rain.
Circuit Productions (Brooklyn) $30,000
For Rhythm Journeys, free and low-cost concerts showcasing jazz and world
music throughout New York State in locations such as Narrowsburg, Long
Island, Pelham, Brooklyn and Queens in collaboration with local cultural
institutions and public libraries.
Citizens Advice Bureau (Bronx) $100,000
For the Bronx Roots/Routes Music Education Project providing sequential
music instruction in genres from the African Diaspora to 320 children in
after-school programs through residencies with professional musicians.
City Lore (New York) $75,000
For Worldbeat, a series of long-term residency programs in traditional
music, in collaboration with two Queens elementary schools and the World
Music Institute offering school concerts, fieldtrips to community sites, and
culminating performances by the students.
City Parks Foundation (New York) $200,000
For City Parks Concerts, Central Park SummerStage and the Charlie Parker
Jazz Festival presenting 68 free outdoor pop, jazz and contemporary concerts
reaching 225,000 people in diverse neighborhoods and venues.
Columbia University ? The Center for Jazz Studies (New York) $300,000
For the Columbia/Harlem Jazz Project, a two-year series of 14 jazz events
and post-performance talks featuring artists such as Paula West, Eddie
Palmieri, Olu Dara and George Lewis performing at the Schomburg Center, the
Studio Museum in Harlem, Minton's Playhouse and venues on campus.
Commission Project (Rochester) $58,000
To support two school-based interactive music residencies for underserved
students, especially those with learning disabilities, featuring
professional musicians sharing folk traditions around the world and teaching
students to build and perform on African xylophones.
Community Action Organization of Erie County (Buffalo) $125,000
To support Music is Critical, offering instruction focused on instrumental
music, vocal music and production, dance and theater, and musical theater
with a cultural/historical context as well as opportunities to create,
produce and perform original works.
Community Works (New York) $85,000
In support of harlem is?Music: Ladies Singing the Blues, including
presentation and documentation of a history of Harlem ladies who sing the
blues with an all-star blues jam session and a performance by Gloria Lynne.
Concerts Artists Guild (New York) $50,000
For New Music/New Places, a series of concerts in a variety of styles in
non-traditional spaces across the state such as Islip, East Meadow,
Poughkeepsie, Beacon, Brooklyn, Pawling, Meredith, Cooperstown, Chautauqua,
Utica and Rhinebeck; and for related educational activities.
Crandall Library (Glen Falls) $90,000
In support of 10 interactive concerts of 15 folk and classical musicians
showcasing the characteristics of their genres, to be presented in Glens
Falls and two rural libraries in the heart of the Adirondacks and in a
farming community in rural Washington County.
Create (Brooklyn) $55,000
For a music education project in partnership with high schools to teach
students how to compose original songs, and record and release a CD of their
Cunningham Dance Foundation (New York) $190,000
To support eight weeklong site-specific residency programs and performances
rooted in modernist dance, music and visual art in partnership with Dia:
Beacon and Bard College with artists such as Shelley Burgon, Todd Reynolds,
Miguel Frasconi and John King.
Da Capo Chamber Players (New York) $35,000
For a series of mini-festivals in Elmira, Syracuse and Brooklyn to celebrate
contemporary chamber music through concerts, improvisational workshops,
chamber music salons and open rehearsals with composers in collaboration
with many different local organizations.
Danspace Project (New York) $48,000
To commission and perform three composer/choreographer collaborative works
by Chris Forsyth and Miguel Gutierrez, Kristin Norderval and Jill Sigman,
and Andy Russ and Jordan Fuchs.
Diapason (New York) $38,000
For the creation of a DVD highlighting the organization's music
installations to be distributed free to high schools, libraries and
universities across New York State.
Earlville Opera House (Earlville) $41,000
For the 2007 music series, presenting a range of artists in different music
styles such as popular, world music and folk with specific outreach to
Central New York counties by offering off-site performances at locations
such as Norwich, Hamilton and Cazenovia.
East End Arts Council (Riverhead) $35,000
For Talking Drum, an outreach program teaching hand drumming to local teens
in collaboration with local organizations and school districts.
Eastman School of Music ? University of Rochester (Rochester) $31,000
For presentation and outreach of the Third Annual Women in Music Festival
with five days of free concerts, featuring composer-in-residence Tania Le?n
and the Rochester premiere of her works set to the poetry of writer Margaret
Education through Music (New York) $150,000
For expansion to18 partnerships with inner-city Bronx, Manhattan and
Brooklyn public schools that serve low-income students with an in-school
music instruction program incorporating a wide range of musical genres that
also includes professional development for teaching artists and involvement
of whole school communities.
The Egg (Albany)/
Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza Performing Arts Center $100,000
For a series of commissions and performances by composers including Mark
O'Connor, Daniel Bernard Roumain and others to celebrate the 400th
anniversary of the discovery of the Hudson River with music in a variety of
traditional, ethnic and popular styles.
Eiko & Koma/Inta, Inc. (New York) $13,000
For the creation and performance of Mourning, a collaboration between Eiko &
Koma and pianist Margaret Leng Tan.
El Museo del Barrio (New York) $175,000
For Summer Nights, featuring 10 free concerts, five dedicated to icons of El
Barrio and five showcasing Latino alternative music with emerging bands and
established artists; and for several free concerts to kick-off a new
Heritage Folklore series.
El Taller Latino Americano (New York) $55,000
For Famosos Desconocidos (Famous Unknowns), concerts by New York City-based
established and emerging musicians performing original music reflecting the
diverse cultures of the Americas including Argentine folk, salsa, 'Punk
Chamber,' and Latin jazz.
Eldridge Street Project (New York) $140,000
For the Great Day Tour presenting various klezmer musicians at six venues in
New York City, Poughkeepsie, Fredonia, Rochester and Buffalo along with an
educational program for K-12 students and pre-performance audience
Empire State Youth Orchestra (Schenectady) $100,000
For New Music for a New Generation, showcasing commissioned works and
composer residencies for each of ESYO's five ensembles and two full
orchestras culminating in the a festival to be held in March 2008 when the
commissioned pieces will be performed.
Ethos Percussion Group (New York) $25,000
For performances, and production and distribution of a CD documenting four
works for percussion by John Hollenbeck, Susie Ibarra, Lukas Ligeti and
Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts (Queens) $100,000
To support New Voices/New Dimensions 2, a series of performances,
commissions and linked educational and community engagement activities at
Flushing Town Hall by emerging and established contemporary composers of
jazz, classical music, world music, and musical theater/cabaret.
Future of Music Coalition (DC) $250,000
For an initiative to inform New York State musicians and citizens through
statewide forums and internet resources about key arts and media policy
issues related to supporting an open and fair marketplace for creativity and
cultural diversity such as payola, media consolidation, copyright and
Garth Fagan Dance (Rochester) $125,000
To restage Life: Dark/Light with live music from the Billy Bang Septet at
various venues including the Athena Performing Arts Center in Rochester and
the Joyce Theater.
Genesee Valley Council on the Arts (Mt. Morris) $43,000
For Strong as Steel Residency, a year-long instruction program in steel band
performance delivered in collaboration with Mt. Morris Central School.
Glimmerglass Opera (Cooperstown) $90,000
To support a landmark revival of Philip Glass's chamber opera Orph?e that
premiered in 1993, with special outreach to audiences in rural counties in
central New York.
Greenfield Review Literary Center (Greenfield Center) $26,000
For the Ndakinna Native and Adirondack Performance Series featuring a
variety of folk artists and Native composers, musicians and performers.
Hamilton Hill Arts Center (Schenectady) $53,000
To expand and enhance the music program featuring music and musicians of the
African Diaspora, focused on reaching at-risk children living in poverty
through key community collaborations.
Hamilton Madison House (New York) $15,000
To expand the Children's Violin program targeted to low-income, immigrant
Harbor Conservatory ? Boys & Girls Harbor (New York) $185,000
For the Latin Music Program annually serving over 300 students in the
low-income communities of Harlem and the Bronx with comprehensive offerings
and group instruction, performance workshops and ensembles, student
performances and summer intensive workshops.
Harlem School of the Arts (Harlem) $170,000
To expand the music education activities to more than 5,000 students by
partnering with five public schools and through an after-school program,
outreaching to African American and Latino students, featuring world,
contemporary classical music and compositions with Latin, Middle Eastern and
Harlem Stage/Aaron Davis Hall (New York) $100,000
For Music at Harlem Stage to commission, develop and present work by four
new artists; and the presentation of multiple artists for Habana|Harlem
presented at different venues in collaboration with Syracuse University,
SUNY Purchase, Alianza Dominicana, Fundaci?n Amistad, Jazz Gallery and Works
Henry Street Settlement (New York) $50,000
For Blurring Boundaries, in collaboration with Abrons Arts Center, a series
of live performances to increase public access to experimental music of
artists such as Electric Kulintang, John Zorn, Dave Douglas, Yuka Honda,
Thurston Moore and Rashied Ali.
HERE Arts Center/Home for Contemporary Theatre and Arts (New York) $21,000
For the creation, development and performances of Red Fly/Blue Bottle, a
staged song cycle composed by Christina Campanella about a world turned
unfamiliar by the war, with special outreach targeted to senior citizens and
military families in New York State.
Hochstein School of Music & Dance (Rochester) $100,000
For Project 20/21, a program celebrating contemporary music designed to
increase community outreach through collaborative programming and a series
of contemporary music workshops, master classes and public performances, in
collaboration with the Eastman School of Music, WXXI and WGMC.
Hoff-Barthelson Music School (Scarsdale) $43,000
For the after-school music education outreach program, teaching emotionally
disturbed children folk, world, popular, jazz and rock music through guitar,
vocal technique, world drumming and percussion lessons.
In Collaboration (Long Island City) $75,000
For Bridging the Gap through Rap, a joint project with the New York State
Literary Center to teach students at public schools and correctional
facilities in New York City, Rochester and Monroe County to write and create
hip hop music as well as gain an understanding of the current music industry
and how to promote the works they create.
InterSchool Orchestras of New York (New York) $50,000
For the In Concert Program, an initiative in public schools for younger
students with no prior musical training that includes a continuum of
activities ranging from attending concerts to lessons to performance in an
orchestra of a newly commissioned work.
Irish Arts Center/An Claidheamh Soluis (New York) $100,000
For the presentation of a concert performance by traditional Irish
musicians, curated by scholar and performer Mick Moloney and filmed by
Academy Award-winning public television director Paul Wagner for broadcast
on New York's public television stations.
Islip Arts Council (East Islip) $22,000
For a series of free concerts throughout the year in various locations and
communities in East Islip featuring a variety of music styles such as
folk/blues, bluegrass, jazz and big band.
Ithaca College (Ithaca) $150,000
For Enduring Masters, a series of presentations showcasing older musicians
such as Joan Tower, Billy Taylor, Jon Corigliano and Marian McPartland,
performing and reflecting on aging and art for audiences and regional
broadcast; and for special outreach to underserved rural elders in
collaboration with a number of local organizations.
Jacob Burns Film Center (Pleasantville) $39,000
To commission from composer Randall Woolf a new work for solo violin,
electronic sounds and video to be performed by violinist Jennifer Choi.
Jewish Museum (New York) $15,000
For SummerNights 2007, featuring a mix of live music, art and video
screenings in a variety of musical genres ranging from Latin jazz to
Klezmer-bluegrass to world music by emerging and well-known artists.
John Jasperse Company (New York) $48,000
To commission and premiere an original score by composer Zeena Parkins for
Jasperse's new evening-length work Scavenger in co-production with the
Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Just Buffalo Literary Center (Buffalo) $70,000
To support the Interdisciplinary Program Series' headline performances as
well as the school-based Williamsville/Buffalo Poetry, Music, Dance
Celebration bringing together students from 37 schools to create new works
culminating in a public performance.
Keuka College (Keuka Park) $50,000
For the commission, performance and recording of a new chamber work by
Michael Schelle to be presented with a series of student-composed pieces.
Kingsborough Community College Auxiliary Enterprises Corp. (Brooklyn)
For American Roots, a free weekend festival showcasing artists spanning the
spectrum of homegrown roots music including gospel, blues, soul, jazz,
bluegrass, country, indie rock and folk, targeting diverse neighborhoods of
The Kitchen/Haleakala (New York) $75,000
For a series featuring new and commissioned works by nine experimental music
artists and ensembles such as Eighth Blackbird, Vijay Iyer, Delia Gonzalez,
Gavin Russom and Min Xiao-Fen; and for related education programs.
Kitchen Theatre Company (Ithaca) $36,000
For creation, development, and public presentation of three original
compositions by Larry Pressgrove, Sally Lamb and Mer Broel as part of the
Lake Placid Association for Music Drama & Art (Lake Placid) $90,000
To support the exploration of Japanese taiko and Afro-Brazilian percussion
traditions by public school students in Essex County through performances,
master classes and hands-on, school-based workshops by the drumming groups
Portland Taiko and Nego Gato.
Lark Street Area District Management Association (Albany) $37,000
For Monday Night in the Park, a free outdoor summer concert series featuring
a variety of musical genres such as hip/hop, bluegrass/newgrass, world,
Latin and reggae in collaboration with several local organizations.
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts (Bronx) $100,000
For a series of concerts with roots in Puerto Rico, Ireland, Japan, and
Mexico including artists such as La Sonora Ponce?a with El Canario, Cherish
The Ladies, Victor Manuelle, Yamato Drummers of Japan and the State Symphony
Orchestra of Mexico, in collaboration with several community organizations.
Lexington Center (Johnstown) $90,000
For Music is for Everyone! presenting the music group FLAME on tour in over
60 performances around New York State playing to underserved audiences,
especially people with all type of disabilities and those in rural areas.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (New York) $100,000
In support of the 2007 season of American Songbook, presenting the breadth
and depth of American popular songwriting through a wide range of genres,
including jazz, alternative country, pop, folk, and hip-hop.
Light in Winter Festival (Ithaca) $50,000
For Light in Winter Festival 2008, presenting a series of classical-based
and world music performances highlighting the interaction between musicians,
artists and scientists in collaboration with different local organizations
Long Island Children's Museum (Garden City) $50,000
For the Family Music Series, designed to increase access of families with
young children to live music performance through a series of concerts of
contemporary music in different genres.
Long Island Traditions (Port Washington) $43,000
For a series of educational and community-based presentations focusing on
Long Island traditional musicians from Trinidad, Central and South America,
East Asia and United States through local concerts and school residency
programs, in collaboration with a number of local partners.
Long Island University?Brooklyn (Brooklyn) $50,000
For The Fort Green Studio Project, a new media music initiative to highlight
new digital technologies in music composition and sound design (motion
sensors triggering sound, visual imagery) through a series of live
performances by fringe artists.
Los Pleneros de la 21 (New York) $26,000
For the Bomba & Plena Youth Program, designed to strengthen students'
musicianship and skills in performing Puerto Rican bomba and plena
Luzerne Music Center (Lake Luzerne) $30,000
To present Chris Brubeck as composer-in-residence during which he will
perform three original pieces in three different concerts and offer
workshops in original music composition.
Mabou Mines (New York) $65,000
For the free presentation of Song For New York: what women do while men sit
knitting by composer Lisa Gutkin and arranger Jill Jaffe, traveling by barge
to all five boroughs in September 2007.
Main Stage Coffeehouse Foundation (Yorktown Heights) $17,000
For a series of concerts including rock, country, folk and blues at the
Paramount Center for the Arts and Irvington Town Hall Theater.
Manhattan School of Music (New York) $75,000
For the Summer Music Camp providing especially talented public middle school
students from throughout New York City with five weeks of free music
intensive instruction and performance experience.
Marquis Studios (Brooklyn) $18,000
For a series of music education residencies, in partnership with PS 10, in
World Percussion With Found Objects and in Songwriting targeted to children
with autism or severe emotional/learning disabilities.
Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series (Brooklyn) $150,000
For concerts during summer 2007 in Crown Heights/Bedford Stuyvesant
showcasing a variety of genres such as gospel, contemporary, soul, R&B,
hip-hop, jazz and Caribbean music.
Maverick Concerts (Woodstock) $44,000
To commission and premiere a chamber orchestra version of the opera Final
Alice by David Del Tredici that will be professionally recorded for
broadcast over public stations WMHT and WRHV to reach a wider audience
throughout the region.
Meet the Composer (New York) $160,000
To support the New Works for Soloist Champions project showcasing a group of
eight soloists, each to commission and perform a work by a different
composer before audiences across New York State.
Mercury Opera of Rochester (Rochester) $57,000
For a series of performance/learning sessions in public school classrooms
throughout Western New York to introduce students to opera and musical
theater, its relevance to their lives, and the influence of opera on current
popular music and theater.
Mexican Cultural Institute of New York (New York) $70,000
To support Festival Viva Mexico, Viva El Mariachi! a musical journey to the
origins of mariachi music through its transformation in the U.S. with
concerts featuring New York's Mariachi Real de Mexico, augmented by up to 30
musicians from five boroughs.
Michael J. Quill Irish Cultural and Sports Centre (East Durham) $63,000
For the Catskills Irish Arts Week 2007 presenting concerts, music activities
and over 70 music classes in new and traditional Irish folk music.
Midori & Friends (New York) $100,000
For the expansion of ongoing music education programs, an additional
performance of the 2nd Annual Children's Music Festival at Hostos Community
College, and the launch of an inter-school choral initiative.
Miller Theatre at Columbia University (New York) $100,000
For the contemporary music programming of the 2007-08 season featuring five
world premieres by John Zorn, Peter Lieberson, Marc-Andre Dalbavie, Laura
Elise Schwendinger and Ichizo Okashiro; and a new opera by Mathew Rosenblum.
Mount Saint Mary College (Newburgh) $58,000
For a series of free community education music classes and a free concert
series, featuring genres such as African, Caribbean, klezmer, jazz and
Multicultural Music Group (Yonkers) $30,000
For a series of performances presenting well-known veteran musicians with
new up-and-coming talents in a variety of genres such as Latin American and
African American music.
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute (Utica) $16,000
To present Irish fiddler Eileen Ivers with her band Immigrant Soul as part
of the 2007 concert series.
Museum of Modern Art (New York) $100,000
In support of the Summergarden 2007 season in the Sculpture Garden featuring
free public concerts in collaboration with The Juilliard School and Jazz at
Music Conservatory of Westchester (White Plains) $23,000
For expansion of the Hip Hop Performance Academy and Ensemble, empowering
underserved youth to create, record and perform around the community
original rap music from a musically and historically informed perspective.
Musicians United for Superior Education (Buffalo) $45,000
For the Samba Street Band project in which local musicians will help create
four Samba Street Bands from local public middle and high schools to provide
the students with mentoring and a community context for music performance.
National Chorale (New York) $100,000
For a series of year-long residencies with A. Philip Randolph Campus in
Harlem, Brooklyn Technical in Fort Greene, and Bayside High School in Queens
to develop student understanding and performance skills in contemporary
National Dance Institute (New York) $40,000
For the creation, adaptive arrangement, performance and recording of an
original composition by jazz artist/composer Neal Kirkwood, Potou Postcards-
A Song Cycle From An African Village.
National Museum of Racing (Saratoga Springs) $10,000
For La Fiesta, a free festival offered by the Museum to celebrate the
culture and traditions of the backstretch workers of the Saratoga Racetrack
through folk music artists and groups.
New Radio and Performing Arts (Staten Island) $30,000
For the development of Networked_Music_Review (NMR), a research blog on
emerging networked musical practice that will present and document musical
explorations made possible by computers, the internet and mobile
technologies that enable audiences to interact with the work and/or
participate in its development.
New York City Ballet (New York) $150,000
For the commission and performance of and educational outreach for works by
composer Bright Sheng in his collaborations with choreographers Peter
Martins and Christopher Wheeldon.
New York City Opera (New York) $100,000
For VOX 2007: Showcasing American Composers, a festival devoted to
orchestral readings of new operas by 10-12 composers.
New York Festival of Song (New York) $100,000
For the commission, three performances, a radio broadcast on WNYC and a live
recording of two new, short, semi-staged music theater works by John Musto
and William Bolcom, with books for both works by Mark Campbell.
New York Folklore Society (Schenectady) $90,000
To support the training of folk and traditional musicians and develop
web-based resources that promote their ability to record and market their
work, navigate legal issues, as well as work in formal educational contexts.
New York Youth Symphony (New York) $125,000
For Growing Music, an initiative expanding the composition seminars series
for composers under 23; increasing the commissioning program for jazz band,
chamber music, and chorus; and for the archival of the music library, which
includes 100 recordings of premieres, to make these available for
Noel Pointer Foundation (Brooklyn) $27,000
To infuse the original compositions of the teaching artists and contemporary
genres like jazz, fusion, pop/rock, hip-hop, modern gospel and new music
into the music education curricula; and to offer composition and
improvisation classes in the Saturday and Summer Programs.
Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Foundation (New York) $65,000
To support group and individual music sessions for disabled children,
adolescents and adults focused on active music-making in both composed and
Old Songs (Voorheesville) $25,000
For the annual evening concert series presenting many musicians in a variety
of genres such as Celtic, world music, and American songs and balladry.
Onondaga Community College Foundation (Syracuse) $32,000
For Arts Across Campus, a series of concerts that will feature artists such
as She-e Wu, Simple Gifts and Siora Jazz among others.
Opera America (New York) $50,000
To support Mapping Your Future: Pathways to a Premiere, workshops providing
New York State composers and librettists with skills and access to producers
to move their opera and music theater works from score to stage to audience;
a complementary online resource guide will be created for public access.
Opus 118 Harlem School of Music (Harlem) $100,000
To support Music for a Lifetime: East Harlem, a project that will engage
more than 400 youth in skill-based instrumental instruction in area public
schools and in the after-school program.
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (New York) $150,000
For the commission and presentation of six new chamber orchestra works over
two years, encompassing diverse styles from Tania Le?n to Ingram Marshall,
with statewide performances, national broadcasts and artist-led educational
activities and outreach.
Partnership for Community Development (Hamilton) $45,000
For the Music Mix, a series of free live, diverse musical performances by
artists such as Taiko Masala, The Rhythm Sharks and Terrance Simien, Swing
This and the Zydeco Experience in collaboration with several local
Planet Arts (Catskill) $30,000
For Jazz in the Hudson Valley, a comprehensive initiative that will provide
jazz programming from New York City to Albany through performances, open
rehearsals, student and adult workshops and lectures in Ulster, Greene and
The Point/Community Development Corporation (Bronx) $80,000
To engage 60 students in grades 5-12 in the South Bronx in skill-building
and appreciation of contemporary music through instrumental lessons and
showcases of mambo, salsa and hip-hop, culminating in the production of a CD
of student music.
Pregones Theater (Bronx) $65,000
For March is Music, a month-long Latin music festival presenting a broad
selection of concert performances, public dialogues and artist-led
educational activities to showcase the diversity and dynamism of Latino
Public Knowledge (DC) $75,000
To develop an interactive, online tutorial on copyright law and policy
specifically tailored for musicians; and conduct three workshops in key
cities in New York State to educate musicians about copyright law and
policy, and the extent to which new technologies empower them to record and
The Public Theater (New York) $200,000
To support rehearsals and production of the New York premiere of Passing
Strange, a multidisciplinary musical theater piece composed and performed by
singer/songwriter/cabaret philosopher Mark 'Stew' Stewart and directed by
Queens College ? Kupferberg Center Performances (Queens) $37,000
To support the The Jazz Project, a program to strengthen public middle and
high school students' performance skills as solo instrumentalists and
ensemble players through sequential clinics, free outreach concerts and an
internet site for the project.
Queens Theatre in the Park (Queens) $75,000
For the presentation of contemporary Latino and Latin American musicians
through the Latino Cultural Festival, the Latino Cultural Series and the new
Riverside Symphony (New York) $100,000
To support the commissioning, rehearsal, performance, recording and
dissemination through radio and the internet of Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon's
Silueta como sirena featuring Mexican pop vocalist Alfredo S?nchez and The
Tarab Cello Ensemble; and Anthony Korf's Symphony No. 3.
Rochester Folk Art Guild (Middlesex) $63,000
For Legacies, a series of concerts in four rural counties in the Finger
Lakes featuring Ensemble Resonance, Sladki Doume, Karamfil, Emerald Stream
and composer/performer Jose Lezcano; and the creation and distribution of
two recordings from these concerts.
Roulette (New York) $70,000
To support the production of a series of television programs/DVDs/downloads
featuring composer/performers of experimental music to be shot in front of a
live audience and broadcast on Manhattan Cable Public Access Network as part
of the Roulette TV series.
Roundabout Theatre Company (New York) $25,000
To develop a curriculum for teaching 7th-12th grade students the art of
digital music composition and its application to theater in partnership with
the Deer Park School District.
Russian-American Arts Foundation (New York) $46,000
For the Russian Heritage Festival presenting a series of concerts in
Brooklyn, Long Island and Staten Island showcasing different music
traditions and contemporary music trends of the former Soviet Union.
Saratoga County Arts Council (Saratoga Springs) $41,000
For ArtSounds: New Music of the Capital Region concert series in partnership
with the Saratoga Springs Youth Orchestra to present five contemporary music
concerts and outreach in spring/summer 2007.
Schomburg Center (Harlem) ?
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations $100,000
For the Africa And The African Diaspora Project series featuring William
Chapman Nyaho, Larry Ridley and Olu Dara performing works in a variety of
genres with lecture/demonstrations for the Schomburg Center's Junior
Seagle Music Colony (Schroon Lake) $70,000
To present to Adirondack audiences the operas The Goose Girl by Thomas
Pasatieri and Lysistrata by Mark Adamo, who will direct the opera and give a
public lecture; and to workshop the first act of Stephen Schwartz's opera
Seance on a Wet Afternoon.
Seaside Summer Concert Series (Brooklyn) $125,000
For concerts during the summer 2007 in Coney Island/Brighton Beach featuring
a variety of musical genres such as pop, contemporary, classic rock, Motown,
oldies and Latin music.
S.E.M. Ensemble (Brooklyn) $15,000
To support a performance at Zankel Hall with the international chamber
orchestra Ostravsk? banda.
Society for New Music (Syracuse) $25,000
For performances throughout 2007 of original music by regional contemporary
composers including new commissioned works by Ed Ruchalski, Judith Cloud and
Soundart Foundation (Stottville) $11,000
To expand experimental original programming into Hudson Valley and New York
City with new concerts of original commissioned works.
Soundscape Presents (Accord) $57,000
To present, record and distribute via CD and radio broadcast a public
concert of the Trombone Shout Band, featuring trombonist Roswell Rudd and
the Rondout Valley High School.
Southern Tier Celebrates! (Binghamton) $70,000
To support the presentation of contemporary and world fusion
musicians/composers in public performances, interactive activities,
school-based workshops and outreach settings for at-risk, underserved
Southside Community Center (Ithaca) $65,000
For the implementation of after-school and summer programs teaching skills
in digital music production and recording to youth of limited resources.
St. Bonaventure University ? The Regina A. Quick Center (St. Bonaventure)
For the presentation of five music programs ranging from chamber opera to
traditional Ugandan flute during the Center's 2007-08 Performing Arts Season
with artist-led educational activities to the surrounding rural community.
St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble (New York) $125,000
For the creation, performance and recording of a violin concerto by American
composer Jay Greenberg; the New York City premiere of Joan Tower's In
Memory; and a concert conducted by and featuring the music of
conductor/composer/vocalist Bobby McFerrin.
Stanford Jazz Fest (Stanford) $85,000
For the commission and presentation of an evening-length piece in
collaboration with Cuban composer/saxophonist Yosvany Terry and West African
composer/guitarist Lionel Loueke, to be performed in three statewide venues
with free workshops and pre-concert talks.
Staten Island Historical Society (Staten Island) $22,000
For the 11th Annual Bluegrass Festival featuring seven hours of free public
performances by nationally and regionally celebrated bands.
Stony Brook Foundation (Stony Brook) $95,000
To support four events devoted to the creation and performance of new works
including a piece by Bright Sheng for the Emerson String Quartet, the 20th
annual Premieres Concert, a performance highlighting new works by faculty
composers, and the Find a Composer Series featuring student performances and
SUNY Cortland (Cortland) $500,000
For Live from the Heart of New York, involving a coalition of several
partners specializing in varied musical genres, this series of events will
incorporate a range of educational activities including composing workshops,
master classes and technology, enabling 'on demand' access via podcasts and
SUNY Geneseo (Geneseo) $75,000
For the creation of a world music opera entitled Imoinda, a collaborative
effort between composer Glenn McClure with high school students from the
City of Rochester's magnet School of the Arts, college students from SUNY
Geneseo, professional educators and artists and technology specialists.
SUNY Oswego (Oswego) $39,000
To expand the USOswego Music and Dance program offering a series of folk and
swing music performances for senior citizens with special audience outreach
to residents of nursing and adult homes, veterans and military personnel.
SUNY Purchase (Purchase) $80,000
To commission two works by contemporary Cuban-American composer Tania Le?n
and Puerto Rican-Bronx-based composer Ray Santos to be performed by the
Purchase Symphony Orchestra and the Purchase Latin Jazz Orchestra.
Syracuse Jazz Fest (Syracuse) $150,000
In support of the free 25th anniversary festival featuring 35 artists
representing a diverse mix of genres and styles, from aging masters to
emerging musicians, to an expected audience of over 100,000 people.
Syracuse University ? Department of Anthropology (Syracuse) $37,000
To present a full-day traditional music festival featuring the music of
local immigrant groups including Bosnian Muslim, Mandingo Liberian,
Meskhetian Turk, Sudanese DiDinga and Burmese Karen.
The Tank (New York) $15,000
For a series of statewide workshops and presentations of the historical
technique of Shape Note singing, targeting non-musical individuals from
rural and economically depressed communities in six different counties.
Third Street Music School Settlement (New York) $100,000
For the MILES Program enabling 2,200 students from 15 local schools in
low-income neighborhoods to explore various genres through free small group
classes including Music & Movement, songwriting, guitar, chorus, African
drumming and string ensemble.
Town Hall (New York) $25,000
For the The East Village Opera Company's performance in the Not Just Jazz
series, targeting low-income and underserved populations through ticket
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall (Troy) $95,000
For the Music at the Hall Series showcasing internationally renowned musical
artists from the jazz, folk, world, classical and acoustic music traditions;
and for the Music at Noon Series, free community concerts featuring talented
Unison Arts and Learning Center (New Paltz) $75,000
For Unison's Performance Series, live concerts from a variety of musical
genres including jazz, blues, folk, 'new' country, Tex-Mex, gospel, Latin,
Cuban rumba, Parisian cafe tunes and retro-hip.
Utica Public Library (Utica) $100,000
To support 25 concerts of jazz and blues music in 15 different public
libraries within the suburban and rural areas of Herkimer, Madison and
Vineyard Theatre (New York) $85,000
For the development and production of Ben Katchor and Mark Mulcahy's music
theater piece The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island.
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (New York) $150,000
To provide information, practical skills, training and access to individual
legal/business counseling; mediation for music negotiations; and legal
representation through 15 classes and free consultations focusing on New
York City and Capital Region.
WAMC (Albany) $100,000
To expand the live music radio program Performance Place by focusing on
original and contemporary music and creating and maintaining an all-new
Westchester Arts Council (White Plains) $115,000
To support the three-month Triple Hill Music Festival in Mount Vernon,
featuring community concerts, music education programming in- and
after-school, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame exhibition Rock My Soul:
the Black Legacy of Rock & Roll.
Westchester Chamber Orchestra (New Rochelle) $50,000
To support Tiers 1 and 2 of the Composers of the Future project, in
collaboration with Songcatchers, allowing children from immigrant and low
income communities the opportunity to create and orchestrate their own
Westchester Jazz Orchestra (Mt. Kisco) $35,000
For the 2006-07 presenting series and outreach to low-income populations and
students featuring original works and arrangements by New York based
Western Wind Vocal Ensemble (New York) $52,000
For the recording and statewide dissemination of works by living New
York-based composers written for The Western Wind over the last 15 years
including James Bassi, Gayla G. Morgan; and a new work by Eric Salzman with
distribution via public radio, web-based downloads and CD.
WFMU (Jersey City) $400,000
To develop, host and maintain a non-commercial digital library of 'podsafe'
music targeted to New York musicians and audiences; this website will offer
free and legal music downloads, utilizing public domain material and songs
licensed under Creative Commons by their creators.
White Box (New York) $30,000
For presentation, recording and distribution of free innovative concert
performances and sound installation projects featuring modern digital and
electronic technology, circulated on DVD and archived on WPS1 Art Radio.
White Plains Library Foundation (White Plains) $28,000
To support free performances and outreach workshops of A Salute To
Contemporary Music featuring 10 artists representing various genres
including folk, blues, jazz and gospel.
WNED/Western New York Public Broadcasting Association (Buffalo) $54,000
For the implementation and outreach of the ThinkBright TV: Mambo, Hip Hop,
and More project which extends current programming to include a greater
emphasis on New York State artists and popular music of various cultural
Wood Library Association (Canandaigua) $60,000
For a series of performances and outreach events featuring Zephyros Winds
and the commission of a new string quartet by composer Lowell Liebermann to
be premiered by the Orion Quartet.
Woodstock Guild of Craftsmen (Woodstock) $75,000
For Roots and Traditional Music showcasing both emerging and established
artists of the Hudson Valley playing American roots music, indie rock and
folk; local bluegrass banjo greats; and women singer/songwriters who sing
blues, jazz, folk and pop.
World Music Institute (New York) $125,000
To support The National Heritage series showcasing over 30 folk artists and
ensembles; and for the Festival of Brazil, a six-concert festival of
Brazilian music in co-production with the Instituto Ra?zes da Tradi??o.
WSKG Public Telecommunications Council (Binghamton) $30,000
To support the Innovative Sounds Celebration project to present 12 local
popular music artists in six hour-long television/radio productions, filmed
at the local studio as well as various rural locations and distributed via
the Web and podcasts.
WXXI Public Broadcasting Council (Rochester) $165,000
To support BackStage Pass, a series of broadcasts coupled with artist
interviews in an hour-long, twice-monthly series for television, radio and
the Web featuring regional artists from Western New York representing a
variety of multigenerational music and the Rochester International Jazz
Yeshiva University Museum (New York) $50,000
For Sephardic Nightlife, a series of programs presenting Sephardic Jewish
music in collaboration with the American Sephardi Federation.
YMCA Boulton Center (Glen Cove) $40,000
To support the series American Voices: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow,
presenting 11 artists of various popular music styles, ethnic backgrounds
YMCA of Greater Syracuse (Syracuse) $18,000
For instructional and performance support for the Music Lesson Program and
the After School Arts Programs, providing instrumental and vocal lessons to
400 students from low-income, underserved communities through partnerships
with public schools.
Young Audiences New York (New York) $80,000
In support of Global Sounds, academic year-long residency programs for
fourth- and fifth-graders at in East Harlem and Hunt's Point, with
skills-based instruction and ensemble building, culminating in a public
performance for families and school
Young Concert Artists (New York) $20,000
For performance and outreach support of the YCA Composers Concert featuring
five original contemporary pieces performed by YCA musicians and composers.
ZviDance (New York) $10,000
To support the creation of an electronic score by the composer Scott Killian
for the premiere of Gertrud.
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors today (Dec. 19) revealed 218 recipients of the second cycle of grants from the New York State Music Fund, the fund created from the settlements with major record companies investigated for violating "payola" laws.