Congratulations to these recipients!
Cincinnati, OH: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: This prominent orchestra has created the Nouveau Program, which strives to support increased opportunities in music to kids of African American and Latine heritage. The students receive chamber music coaching and experience in age-appropriate workshops. They have a need for more quality instruments that the students can practice on at home and participate in the program with. CFKF gave them a grant of $2,000 from the Hilger reserve to encourage the community initiative of this venerable orchestra.
New Haven, CT: Music Haven: This is our second grant offering to Music Haven; we gave them a grant several years ago. They serve kids grades 1-12 from around the New Haven area, providing private lessons, chamber music coaching and mentoring. As their program and instrumental offerings grow, they need support for more good and appropriately sized instruments. We gave them a grant of $1,500 from the Hilger reserve to encourage the continued growth of their innovative and immersive program.
Porterville, CA: Porterville Strings: This after-school program in a rural farming area of California with a large migrant population is creating an orchestral experience that kids wouldn’t have after the 8th grade, where the string program ends in the public schools. They have a strong need for more stringed instruments to fulfill this vision. CFKF has offered them a grant of $1,500 from the Hilger reserve to encourage the growth of this needed program.
Washington, D.C.: Center City Public Charter School: With this grant request, this organization hopes to build a strong string program on their Brightwood campus; they serve kids grades 2-8 in Northwest Washington DC. We offered them a grant of $2,000 from the Hilger reserve to encourage the growth of their string program.
Wenatchee, WA: Pinnacles Prep: Wenatchee Prep, located in a rural area east of Seattle, is a new public charter school serving kids grades 6-8. They are building a new string program and need a starter inventory of instruments to build interest and accessibility to strings. We offered them a grant of $1,500 from the Hilger reserve to encourage the initiation of their program in an area of the Northwest where we are growing our presence.
West Bloomfield, MI: This school serving kids pre-K-4th grade northwest of Detroit is starting a new program offering ukulele instruction, music theory and understanding of music notation. They serve kids from 4 communities, including school choice students from other school districts. CFKF offered them a grant of $1,500 to help this school begin a new music program through ukulele instruction.