2011-2012 Alumni Grant Recipients

Christine Carere-Harding '87 and North Springs Elementary School in Columbia, SC, will present Cricket Concerts, three live concerts in jazz, opera, and world drumming to 750 students in grades K-5.

Janine De Souza '04 and the St. Columbkille Partnership School in Brighton, MA, will bring music equipment to pre-K and kindergarten students for fun and for interactive music fundamentals classes.

Hendrik Espag '08, artistic director of the Philadelphia Freedom Band, will commission and direct the premiere performances of two new works for concert band at the 2013 national Lesbian and Gay Bands Association (LGBA) conference.

Jason Goldman '98 and the Young Musicians Project in San Marino, CA, will inspire and enlighten students by empowering them to write and create their own original music through instruction and creative collaboration.

Priscilla Lightbourne-Maynard '78 will create a percussion ensemble made up of fourth grade students from Riverside Elementary School in Milwaukie, OR, and residents of a senior living community.

Brittany Mahrer '11 will work on a songwriting project that involves creating and recording an album with children in hospitals in Boston, MA. The project will culminate with a CD release concert to showcase the children's songs and performances.

David Martinez '04 will work with the Coda Music Academy to help young musicians in Glendale, CA, achieve their musical goals by exposing them to high levels of musical training and excellence.

Matthew McArthur '09 and The Record Company Inc., a non-profit educational recording studio, will provide after-school youth music enrichment and volunteer opportunities in Boston, MA.

Paul McKinley '72 and The Center for Arts in Natick, MA, will provide free access to events for economically disadvantaged individuals and families through the Smile in Every Seat program.

Maya Rogers '04 of Berrien Center, MI, will create Modern Folk, an educational e-book and documentary that redefines the term folk music and celebrates the significance of contemporary music in American culture.

Sarabeth Wheeler '91 and the HOPE project in Boston, MA, will provide developmentally appropriate music classes for families that are isolated because their infant children suffer from severe lung diseases.

Jeremy Zmuda '98 and The Kids Music Initiative will bring developmental music classes to children experiencing crisis living conditions in the shelter system in New York City.