Recent Grant Recipients

Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus
02 Apr

Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus

The Chamber Group Program of the Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus (YOGC) received a grant in 2017 from the Georgia Music Foundation. As a subsidiary of YOGC’s main offerings, approximately 30 select students participate in six chamber groups: two string quartets, a woodwind quintet, a brass quintet, a percussion ensemble, and a violin ensemble. Chamber group participants receive more individualized attention from highly qualified coaches that focus on the intricacies of each instrument and the unique skills needed to successfully and confidently...

02 Apr

Savannah Music Festival

The Musical Explorers program of the Savannah Music Festival was awarded a Georgia Music Foundation grant in 2017. The free year-round program expands music education for more than 9,000 underserved Georgia K-2 students across Chatham, Bryan, Liberty and Effingham counties by hosting concerts for students at Savannah theaters, in-school music lessons, teacher training sessions, and providing printed and electronic teaching resources. The program introduces musical genres important to the cultures and population of Georgia and the Southeastern U.S., including salsa, zydeco, American...

02 Apr

Sallie Zetterower Elementary School

The SaVaSa Trio from Frankfurt, Germany presented a workshop and performance at Sallie Zetterower Elementary School in Statesboro on Feb. 14, 2017 with support from a Georgia Music Foundation grant. The trio consists of members of the internationally acclaimed Ensemble Modern, which has been at the forefront of contemporary music since 1980 and is perhaps best known in America as having worked with Frank Zappa. Sallie Z. staff coordinated the workshop and performance in partnership with Dr. Martín Gendleman, Ph.D., assistant professor...

02 Apr

Mableton Elementary School

A Georgia Music Foundation Grant was awarded to Mableton Elementary School in 2017 for a “Drumming Up the Stories” assembly presented by Dave Holland of Beatin’ Path Rhythm Events. The rhythm-based storytelling experience is designed to spark the imagination by teaching students how the drum was first used to communicate, how music can enhance storytelling and how instruments can be created from ordinary objects. Dave Holland is one of Atlanta’s most regarded figures in rhythm-based facilitation, world percussion and teaching...

02 Apr

James Brown Academy of Musik Pupils

A Georgia Music Foundation Grant was awarded in 2017 to the James Brown Academy of Musik Pupils in Augusta for its J.A.M.P.CERT program. J.A.M.P.CERT is an end-of-year workshop and concert that is a culmination of students’ year-long study of music theory, composition and performance. The workshop with a national artist includes learning experiences in both group and one-on-one settings. The JAMPCERT concert is free of charge to the community and is held annually at the Augusta Museum of History. Established in 2011, James...

02 Apr

Global Village Chorus

A Georgia Music Foundation Grant was awarded in 2017 to Global Village Chorus, the musical representative of the Global Village Project (GVP), a special purpose middle school in Decatur serving teenage refugee girls from Afghanistan, Burma, Burundi, Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Iraq, Nepal, Somalia, and Syria. Internationally acclaimed singer, composer, and recording artist Elise Witt directs the GVP Music Program, which uses singing to help students learn English as part of the GVP STEAM program. The Global Village Chorus creates bridges...

02 Apr

The Gift of Music Foundation

A Georgia Music Foundation Grant was awarded to The Gift of Music Foundation in 2017 for its Atlanta Public Schools After School Music Enrichment Program. The Gift of Music Foundation was established in 2015 in following the drastic reduction in music and band programs at Atlanta Public Schools. The Gift of Music now provides students in some of the most disadvantaged schools and neighborhoods in Atlanta with after-school music programs, instruments, education, mentoring and performance opportunities. The Atlanta Public Schools After School...

01 Apr

Norton Park Elementary School

A Georgia Music Foundation Grant was awarded in 2017 to Norton Park Elementary School in Smyrna for the two-day “Pop Zing Boom” workshops presented by Dave Holland of Beatin’ Path Rhythm Events. More than 300 first and fourth graders participated in the workshops, which integrated over 100 percussion instruments to teach students about the science of sound through key concepts and principles including vibration, pitch and volume. For more about Norton Park Elementary, visit http://www.cobbk12.org/NortonPark/. ...

28 Feb

Fair Oaks Elementary School, Marietta, GA

In 2017, a Georgia Music Foundation grant was awarded to Fair Oaks Elementary School in Marietta for “Pop Zing Boom!,” a week-long residency presented by teaching artist Dave Holland and Beatin’ Path Rhythm Events. Five intensely-focused workshops were presented each day to give every student the opportunity to experience demonstrations, mini-performances and hands-on exploration in sound and science principles. Fair Oaks, named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2013, is also “Leader in Me” Lighthouse School, which uses the seven habits of highly...

21 Feb

Atlanta Music Project Summer Series, Atlanta, GA

A Georgia Music Foundation Grant was awarded in 2017 to the Atlanta Music Project Summer Series, an annual three-week festival and school in the communities AMP serves. Open to all experienced middle and high school students studying choral and orchestral instruments, the Series features ensemble rehearsals, sectionals, master classes, theory, ear training and music composition. Based on the intensive summer music conservatory model, the festival also includes five free concerts featuring AMP Teaching Artists, guest performers, and AMP students. The camp...

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