Grant: $50,000 - National Endowment for the Arts - Jul. 21, 2009
33% voted satisfied - 67% voted not satisfied - 3 vote(s) cast
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: Job Title - Young Artists The aim of the Young Artists Program is to draw upon all the resources of the SPCO to mentor and engage young musicians and provide a supportive professional environment in which to advance their artistic development. Additionally, the Program drastically increases the SPCO?s ability to perform community service and education activities core to its mission, including free concert performances for community partners like Children?s Hospitals of Minnesota and Saint Paul Public Libraries, and coaching to high school musicians through the SPCO?s Saturday Special program. The Parker Quartet provides the majority of classroom visits to the over 5,000 culturally and economically diverse group of public elementary and middle school students who participate in the SPCO?s free CONNECT youth music education program each year, many of whom would otherwise not have the opportunity to experience engaging music education and live, professional performing arts. The residency of the Parker Quartet is crucial to sustaining the SPCO?s current level of educational programming and community outreach activities. The Parker Quartet will be in residence at least 11 weeks during the SPCO's 2009-10 season, which began September 8, 2009 - six weeks performing in the orchestra and five weeks participating in education and outreach work. Four positions have been retained.
Jobs Summary: Job Title: Young Artist Position Description: The SPCO created its Young Artists Program for highly trained and gifted chamber musicians in the early stages of their professional careers. Young Artists participate in a season-long residency which includes a three-concert series in the Music Room at SPCO Center, weeks playing in the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and education and outreach work around the Twin Cities with SPCO partner schools and community partners. The SPCO assists Young Artists in arranging performance opportunities around the Twin Cities, coaching sessions with SPCO musicians and guest artists, and solo performance opportunities if desired. Current participants in the Young Artists Program include the Parker String Quartet, whose members hold graduate degrees in performance and chamber music from the New England Conservatory of Music. Equally at home in a celebrated concert hall or a downtown club, the Parker Quartet embraces opportunities to bring their performances to new audiences in non-traditional venues. Number of Weeks of Employment: 20 weeks (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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