Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute has selected fifteen grant recipients for its 2018-19 PlayUSA program, which supports instrumental music education projects across the U.S. In addition to thirteen returning initiatives, which will receive two-year grants, two new projects—Buffalo String Works and MYCincinnati—were selected and will receive one year of funding. All grant recipients will receive consultations with Carnegie Hall staff, professional development for teachers, access to online resources and webinars, and an invitation to a summer 2019 convening in New York City. The thirteen returning second-year and third-year grantees are: Atlanta Music Project (GA), Community MusicWorks (Providence, RI), El Sistema Oklahoma (Oklahoma City), Enriching Lives Through Music (San Rafael, CA), InTEMPO (Stamford, CT), Kidznotes (Durham, NC), Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra (Mich.), Music for Life (New Orleans), Opportunity Music Project (NY, NY), the People’s Music School (Chicago), Scrollworks (Birmingham, AL), Tocando (El Paso, TX), and Youth Orchestra of St. Luke’s (NY, NY).

Posted July 31, 2018