Funding List - Fiscal Year 2019
Berklee College of Music, Inc., Boston
Project: Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs - Ensemble Prog: to fund the
Berklee Institute for Arts Education & Special Needs, a catalyst for the inclusion of individuals with special needs in all aspects of
Berkshire Children and Families, Inc., Pittsfield
Project: Kids 4 Harmony: to provide opportunities for children to succeed and grow to their full
potential through musical study and accomplishment in a supportive environment fostering confidence, discipline, teamwork,
pride, aspiration, and community engagement.
Boston Children's Chorus, Inc., Boston
Project: Integrated Music and Social Justice Education Program: to support an integrated music
and social justice education program for over 500 children to deepen educational impact.
Boston City Singers, Inc., Boston
Project: Boston City Singers - Inspiring Young Voices: to transform the lives of young people by
providing safe and inspiring opportunities to grow through joyful expression.
Boston String Academy, Inc., Boston
Project: Boston String Academy Youth String Orchestra Programs: to increase access to quality
music education in Allston, Roxbury and Chinatown communities that lack intense and excellence driven ensemble music
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, Inc., Boston
Project: Intensive Community Program (ICP): to offer classical music training for students of color
and low-income students in Boston.
Bridge Boston Charter School, Boston
Project: Bridge Boston Music Program: to cultivate non-cognitive character strengths and executive
functioning skills for low-income Boston youth through intense high quality ensemble experiences.
City Strings United, Inc., Newton
Project: City Strings United: Strong Skills Program: to elevate students' leadership, musicianship,
and self-management skills to equip them with greater confidence to overcome obstacles and realize their potential for
Community Day Charter Pub Sch.- Prospect, Lawrence
Project: CDCPS Community Strings Program: to deliver a high-level violin training in a challenging
but nurturing environment to Lawrence 3rd through 8th graders at CDCPS.
Community Music Center of Boston, Inc., Boston
Project: Music From the Center: to fund a program that provides students at three Boston Public
Schools the opportunity to engage in school-day group string instruction and continue their learning in the summer with ensemble
Community Music School of Springfield,
Project: Sonido Musica: for Springfield Public School students learn to play an instrument & the
basics of music literacy, build confidence & artistic identity, & gain skills that apply across disciplines.
Conservatory Lab Charter School, Boston
Project: El Sistema: to provide ensemble based opportunities that are fully integrated into the
school day for students from the Boston neighborhoods of Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan.
El Sistema Somerville, Somerville
Project: El Sistema Somerville: to provide equitable access to the pursuit of musical excellence,
self-esteem and self-confidence for children in Somerville Public Schools.
Lawrence Public Schools, Lawrence
Project: El Sistema, Lawrence: to fund the city's first ever string orchestra program in the Lawrence
Public Schools, offering a high quality, four-year pathway of music education in the ensemble setting to Lawrence High School
Merrimack Valley Community Music School, Andover
Project: Lawrence Public School Middle School Band Program: to start middle school band and
elementary school bands as well as private lesson programs in the community.
Margarita Muñiz Academy, Boston
Project: El Sistema at Muniz Academy: To provide an intense high quality music program to all
students Margarita Muniz Academy.
Musica Franklin, Inc., Colrain
Project: Musica Franklin: to fund an immersive after-school music ensemble program for at-risk
students, teaching self-control and focus through the discipline of playing in an ensemble.
Project: musiConnects Residency Program: to fund a program using of chamber music to
positively impact the growth of young people in community centers and schools, as musicians and as citizens who are
independent, community minded, and can work together to resolve conflict.
Project: Neighborhood Strings: to provide free instruments and music lessons in string instruments,
and an intensive mentorship by WCMS teaching artists to Main South neighborhood youth.
Josiah Quincy Orchestra Program, Boston
Project: Josiah Quincy Orchestra Program: to offer a daily before- and after-school, ensemble
music education for Boston Public School students, to help children develop executive functions and social-emotional skills
through the pursuit of collaborative musical excellence.
Springfield Public Schools, Springfield
Project: The SciTech Band: to advance leadership, pride, self-discipline and creativity of students
of the High School of Science and Technology of Springfield through the study and performance of music.
Worcester Public Schools, Worcester
Project: Burncoat UNITES After School Instrumental Program: to fund an after school instrumental
program for Worcester Public School students in Grades 4-9, providing youth development and ensemble opportunities that may
not be available at their home or school.