2013 Outreach Grant Winners
Jouyssance Early Music Ensemble, Lauren Weintraub Stoebel, Administrator, for support of community presentations of one of its signature concert programs: Spirit Child, a musical presentation of an Aztec nativity tale. Jouyssance is passionate about early music. Consistent with the intent of the grant, Jouyssance's goal with this project is to promote awareness and appreciation of early music throughout the greater Los Angeles area.
The Connecticut Early Music Society, Patricia Ann Neely, Executive Director. The Connecticut Early Music Society plans to expand its educational outreach and audience development initiatives by presenting a series of discussion/demonstrations during the year to area schools and to community organizations that support individuals and families in the southeastern region of Connecticut.
2012 Outreach Grant Winners
Ars Lyrica Houston, for educational projects in the Houston area: “Harp History” for K-5, features harps from the Middle Ages through the Baroque, and “Renaissance Rock” for K-12, introduces students to an array of period wind instruments.
The Rose Ensemble, to provide free choral music workshops for school and community choirs during its nine-city concert tour in Minnesota with its “Slavic Wonders” program.
MYSO (Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra) Baroque Players, to hire a professional harpsichordist to work with the youth musicians.
Jessica Powell, Capitol Consort of Viols Outreach Project, for hands-on introduction to early bowed string instruments to students in grades 3-12 in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
Echoing Air, an ensemble based in Indianapolis, to provide educational projects and youth instruction during its 2012-2013 concert series.
2011 Outreach Grant Winners
Lisa Terry received $1000 to start a Renaissance Music Club at LaGuardia High School for Music and Art and Performing Arts in Manhattan, an afterschool program to introduce students to recorder and Renaissance wind instruments. Lawrence Lipnik will teach weekly classes at the school, in consultation with Ms. Terry. Mr. Lipnik is a founding member of the viol consort Parthenia and an instructor of viol, recorder, and early music performance at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. Ms. Terry is also a member of Parthenia.
Seattle Historical Arts for Kids, directed by Shulamit Kleinerman, received $1000 to support its December 2011 concert “A Medieval and Renaissance Christmas” for the Early Music Guild of Seattle and to promote Merry It Is!, a CD and instructional book about Medieval and Renaissance music for children. Seattle Historical Arts for Kids offers workshops in Medieval and Renaissance music for children. Ms. Kleinerman, a violinist, founded SHAK in 2005.
Catacoustic Consort, led by viola da gambist Annalisa Pappano, received $500 to support performances of early music in nursing homes and retirement facilities in the Cincinnati area. Catacoustic Consort, based in Cincinnati, specializes in music of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, and was the winner in 2003 of a recording competition conducted by EMA and Naxos.
Jessica Powell and the Capitol Consort of Viols received $500 to provide hands-on in-class workshops in early music and dance to elementary school students in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia. Viola da gamba specialist Jessica Powell has worked as a teaching artist in various schools, and the Capitol Consort of Viols has offered viola da gamba workshops under the auspices of the Viola da Gamba Society of Greater Washington/ Baltimore.