Chorus America, the advocacy, research, and leadership development organization that advances the choral field, is thrilled to announce a new Chorus America Music Education Collaboration Grants program.
This program, made possible through a new funding partnership, will support collaborations between community choruses and schools over a two-year period, plus workshops, peer learning, and participation in Chorus America’s annual conferences for the grantee cohort. This program will provide greater access to choral music education for young people, including opportunities to develop skills in music, enhance their personal growth, and be exposed to their own and other cultures.
The $2 million program includes $900,000 in subgrants to choruses along with learning cohort activities, music education access mapping, and other initiatives. Chorus America will subgrant two-year grants ranging from $15,000-$50,000 to 24 choruses. Programs will be based in national standards for kindergarten through ninth grade music education and be accessible to students with differing abilities and socioeconomic backgrounds. These subgrants to choruses will leverage choral singing and music literacy to promote non-arts learning and cultural literacy, while upholding the principles of access, diversity, equity, and inclusion (ADEI).
Grants will support projects specifically in regions of the U.S. and Canada that are focuses for the new funding partnership, including the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, the Southwest, the Upper Midwest and Central Appalachia. More information about the program and application process will be available in late Spring 2021, with grants awarded in Fall 2021.
If you or your organization are interested in learning about this opportunity, please complete the form below. Chorus America staff will reach out with more information as it becomes available.
The Chorus America Music Education Collaboration Grants program is made possible by Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies.