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2006 Grant Awards

The New York State Music Fund
Cycle 2 Grant Awards

December 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. Also, included are projects that reach a diverse range of New York communities through radio and other media.

171 Cedar Arts Center (Corning) $20,000
To support the Inclusive Choir Project, presenting a series of concerts performed by the Womens 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 CDs 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 and Queens.

Apollo Theater (New York) $90,000
For the presentation and recording of Gods Trombones by Craig S. Harris, a composition for trombones, voice and movement inspired by religious trombone shout bands.

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 companys 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 Floom 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 Councils 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 classrooms.

ARTSwego (Oswego) $95,000
For commission and presentation of a multi-media work by Richard Einhorn based on Charles Darwins The Origin of the Species, performed by the Eastern European womens 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 traditional forms.

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 program.

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 Bardavons Hudson Valley Philharmonic Symphony Concert Series, and the free Hudson River Arts Festival.

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 discounted concerts.
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 Bronx River.

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, Joes Pub, Alwan Center for the Arts, Brooklyn Historical Society, Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn Public Library, and Arab coffee shops and restaurants.

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 Millers 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 DRivera, 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, msica jbara, 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 Initiative.

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 Carlons 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 organizations 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 CMAs 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, Mintons 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 isMusic: 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 work.

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 organizations 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 Len and the Rochester premiere of her works set to the poetry of writer Margaret Atwood.

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 OConnor, 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 dialogues.

Empire State Youth Orchestra (Schenectady) $100,000
For New Music for a New Generation, showcasing commissioned works and composer residencies for each of ESYOs 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 Dafnis Prieto.

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 emerging technologies.

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 Glasss chamber opera Orphe 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 Childrens Violin program targeted to low-income, immigrant Chinese children.

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 including individual 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 American roots.

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, Fundacin Amistad, Jazz Gallery and Works & Process.

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 Yorks 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 Jasperses 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) $50,000
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 south Brooklyn.

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 Boel as part of the 2007-08 season.

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 Poncea 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 in Ithaca.

Long Island Childrens 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 UniversityBrooklyn (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 traditions.

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 Yorks 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 Childrens 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 Brazilian music.

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 Lincoln Center.

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 music.

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 educational purposes.

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 improvised forms.

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 Len 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 organizations.

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 Columbia counties.

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 musical heritage.

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 distribute music.

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 Annie Dorsen.

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 LAB Cabaret.

Riverside Symphony (New York) $100,000
To support the commissioning, rehearsal, performance, recording and dissemination through radio and the internet of Ricardo Zohn-Muldoons Silueta como sirena featuring Mexican pop vocalist Alfredo Snchez and The Tarab Cello Ensemble; and Anthony Korfs 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 Centers Junior Scholars Program.

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 Schwartzs 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 Zhou Long.

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 populations.

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) $75,000
For the presentation of five music programs ranging from chamber opera to traditional Ugandan flute during the Centers 2007-08 Performing Arts Season with artist-led educational activities to the surrounding rural community.

St. Lukes 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 Towers 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 commissions.

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 broadcast.

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 Rochesters 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 Len 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 Companys performance in the Not Just Jazz series, targeting low-income and underserved populations through ticket distribution.

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 regional musicians.

Unison Arts and Learning Center (New Paltz) $75,000
For Unisons 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 Oneida counties.

Vineyard Theatre (New York) $85,000
For the development and production of Ben Katchor and Mark Mulcahys 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 program webpage.

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 compositions.

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 musicians/composers.

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 backgrounds.

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 Razes da Tradio.

WSKG Public Telecommunications Council (Binghamton) $30,000
To support the I