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Funding List - Fiscal Year 2019

Berklee College of Music, Inc., Boston
Grant: $16,000
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 arts education.

Berkshire Children and Families, Inc., Pittsfield
Grant: $16,000
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
Grant: $16,000
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
Grant: $16,000
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
Grant: $16,000
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 programming.

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, Inc., Boston
Grant: $16,000
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
Grant: $16,000
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
Grant: $16,000
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 excellence.

Community Day Charter Pub Sch.- Prospect, Lawrence
Grant: $16,000
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
Grant: $16,000
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 instruction.

Community Music School of Springfield, Springfield
Grant: $16,000
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
Grant: $16,000
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
Grant: $16,000
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
Grant: $16,000
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 students.

Merrimack Valley Community Music School, Andover
Grant: $16,000
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
Grant: $16,000
Project: El Sistema at Muniz Academy: To provide an intense high quality music program to all students Margarita Muniz Academy.

Musica Franklin, Inc., Colrain
Grant: $16,000
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.

musiConnects, Boston
Grant: $16,000
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.

Neighborhood Strings, Worcester
Grant: $16,000
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
Grant: $16,000
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
Grant: $16,000
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
Grant: $16,000
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.

Total: $352,000

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