Grant: $25,000 - National Endowment for the Arts - Jul. 21, 2009
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Award Description: To support the preservation of jobs that are threatened by declines in philanthropic and other support during the current economic downturn.
Project Description: This grant award will support fees for 6 Musical Awakenings artists and 1 piano teacher in 2009/10. These contracted employees are local professional pianists and/or experts in music education. Each Musical Awakenings session features a concert pianist, and consists of a live performance and participatory activities that address various musical components, pieces of music, and lives of the composers. Children participate by listening for certain elements and themes, asking and answering questions, and taking part in follow-up activities. The curriculum is based on state-mandated guidelines for the age group. In 2009/10, Musical Awakenings will serve approximately 25,000 second, third, and fourth graders from 97 North Texas public schools, including every school in the Fort Worth Independent School District. Musical Awakenings is provided free of charge. The program runs throughout the school year for 36 weeks. The 2009/10 schedule includes 121 programs. The Cliburn also provides piano lessons free of charge to a group of children who otherwise could not afford the tuition. This program began in fall 2005 with 5 students, and in 2009/10 will include 10 students from 3 schools. The lessons are provided throughout the school year, and each group of students has 1 lesson per week. Musical Awakenings reaches children who most likely have never seen or played a piano. More than 75% of the students represent underserved populations from low-to-moderate income neighborhoods. Musical Awakenings enables the Cliburn to fulfill an important facet of its mission: to educate new generations of listeners and help them discover the wonder of classical music.
Jobs Summary: 2 Pianists (Artistic) and 1 Piano Teacher (Educational) (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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