Magazine article American Music Teacher

New Carnegie Hall Program Awards Music Education Grants

Magazine article American Music Teacher

New Carnegie Hall Program Awards Music Education Grants

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Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute (WMI) has created PlayUSA, a new pilot program that will provide grants and programmatic support to a range of instrumental music education projects across the United States. All of these grants are specifically designed to reach low-income and underserved students on a local level. For its pilot year, Carnegie Hall has selected projects from three orchestras for its PlayUSA program: the Columbus All City Orchestra from the Columbus Symphony Orchestra in Columbus, Ohio; the Tocando After School Music Program from the El Paso Symphony Orchestra in El Paso, Texas; and Music for Life from the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in New Orleans, Louisiana.

PlayUSA provides support for new and expanded programs, all working on a local level. The program includes consultation with Carnegie Hall staff to help problem-solve, address challenges and build on best practices in the music education field. It also provides training and professional development for teachers utilizing both online and in-person resources. …

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