Summer 2016 Meet The Music Grant Announcement

We couldn’t do it without our funders!


Grand Vision announces new and ongoing support for Meet the Music during the 2016-17 school year.


Providing music education and cultural experiences to all L.A. Harbor area fourth and fifth graders in low income schools is a big job, but thanks to the generosity of our funders, our goal is within reach! The California Arts Council recently renewed their support of our Recorders in Schools program through their Artists in Schools student engagement grant. 


This important grant matches funding for Recorders in Schools at four partner schools to build fifth graders’ musical skills throughout the school year. Trained teaching artists lead weekly classes in partnership with classroom teachers, where students learn to read music, play the recorder and perform together as an ensemble.


Meet the Music is also able to expand Recorders in Schools from 16 to 20 classrooms this school year, serving the entire fifth grade at six partner schools in all. This expansion was made possible in part by the California Community Foundation’s generous support as well as the support of LA County Supervisor Don Knabe, 4th District, and his Arts Education Partnership Program (AEPP). This vital funding will allow us to continue our expansion in 2017-18, with a goal of all fifth graders at eight partner Title I schools receiving Recorders in Schools.


Our Roots of Music Program (RoMP) for area fourth graders got a boost as well, from LA’s Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) Cultural Grant Program. DCA’s support will help 800 fourth graders attend three interactive world music concerts at the Grand Annex, learn cultural background and music fundamentals in school with trained teaching artists, and present the international songs they’ve learned in this semester long program for their school community!


It takes a village! We couldn’t do it without these important funders, as well as the contributions and sponsorships we receive from local businesses, foundations and individuals. If you would like to support our Back To School campaign and help purchase needed student music supplies, click hereGrand Vision and Meet the Music appreciates all who make this work possible.

Article Posted: 8/10/2016