Music Matters Music Education Grant

Posted by on November 24, 2008

Music Matters Announces Music Education Grant Guidelines
Deadlines: February 4, 2009

The Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation’s mission is to support and redefine music education. Through music education, a child can better achieve his or her full potential and stimulate personal and educational growth.

Music Matters Grants for 2009 will focus on educational reform in school music programs and independent nonprofit music programs. Grants will be awarded to schools and music programs throughout the United States.

Music education — vocal or instrumental — must be the key component of any music program requesting funds. Public school programs (qualifying for Title I federal funding and serving a minimum of 70 percent low-income students) or nonprofit 501(c)(3) programs directly funding music education (serving students  regardless of their ability to pay) are eligible to apply.

Schools and programs must already employ a music educator(s) and have an existing music program in place. Grant requests must articulate specific music program needs for existing and/or planned programs.

Priority will be given to music education programs serving students in grades K-12, programs involving innovative educational reform, programs serving economically disadvantaged children, programs having established collaborative partnerships with parent-teacher-student associations and other community groups, and programs including the basic need of music instruments and educational materials.

Grant amounts for this cycle will range from $1,000 to $12,000 each. Grants are made on an annual one-time basis.

Details on the grant and the grant application can be found at the foundation’s Web site.

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