TWIN CITIES OPERA GUILD MUSIC EDUCATION GRANTS - JANUARY TO AUGUST 2018

The Twin Cities Opera Guild (TCOG) is dedicated to opera education and outreach, both in the schools and for the general public, in the seven-county metropolitan area and throughout the State of Minnesota and some adjacent states.TCOG helps finance musical productions staged by students who work on their own sets, costumes, and perform as members of the orchestra and cast. We sponsor special student matinees at operas produced by Minnesota Opera and other local performing groups. Professional singers and musicians visit schools for interactive programs with students. In addition to our school programs, TCOG supports summer music camps and workshops, and awards annual scholarships through the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions program and other programs for young singers.

Each year, schools and other arts organizations are invited to submit requests for grants that support music education. Requests are reviewed twice a year by a volunteer group of board members and awards are made based on the project merit. If you are interested in submitting a grant request, please contact Karen Johnson, Education Chair at education@twincitiesoperaguild.org.

Type of Project/Proposed Grantee Organization Jan-Aug 2018
METROPOLITAN OPERA AUDITIONS SINGER AWARDS:
Metropolitan Opera Auditions District and Regional March 24 & 25 $ 2,000
Lemberg Bequest – Regional Met Opera Auditions Award $ 1,000
Carlson Bequest – Regional Met Opera Auditions Award $ 1,000
IN SCHOOL OPERA PROGRAMS:
Opera For The Young Rusalka, 10 Services $10,000
Linwood Monroe Arts Plus School 4th Grade Original Opera January 9 – Feb 2 $ 2,000
Folwell School, Performing Arts Magnet 5th Grade Original Opera coached by MN Opera Artist April-June $ 2,000
Folwell School, Performing Arts Magnet 4th Grade Original Opera coached by MN Opera Artist January- March $ 2,000
SPECIAL PROJECTS-IN SCHOOL OPERA
Fargo-Moorhead Opera Company School Performances by Young Artists Quartet Jan-March 28 $ 6,000
Fargo-Moorhead Opera Company Young Artists Quartet Performances in Metro Area April 2-13 $ 7,500
OTHER OPERA FOR STUDENTS:
MN Opera Dress Rehearsals
Dead Man Walking - January 18 7:30 p.m.
Rigoletto - March 15 7:30 p.m.
Thais - May 10 7:30 p.m.
$ 1,000
Park Square Theatre (NEW) Grades 7-12 Feb. performances of The Pirates of Penzance $ 2,500
CHORAL PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS-IN SCHOOL:
Cantus High School Residency Program Minneapolis South H.S., Fridley H.S., New Prague H.S. $ 2,000
Vocal Essence Cantare! School Program Sept.-May, Mexican composers work with 6 MN schools Concert May 22, Ordway $ 2,000
SUPPORT FOR SCHOOL MUSICALS:
Murray Middle School Student Musical March 23,24,25 $ 500
Roseville Area Middle School Student Musical May $ 500
White Bear Lake Middle School Players Student Musical Singing in the Rain, Jr. April 26,27,28 $ 500
Capitol Hill Middle School Grades 6-8 April 20, 21, 22 Disney’s High School Musical - perform at Highland H.S. $ 500
Ulen-Hitterdal High School Student Musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers April $ 500
CHOIR/MUSIC OUT OF SCHOOL PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS:
Minnetonka Chamber Choir Program Expenses $ 500
Metropolitan Boys Choir Program Expenses $ 500
St. Paul Conservatory Music For All and Choral Program $ 2,000
ComMUSICation After school choral program $ 2,000
Urban Arts Academy Arranged with MacPhail Music Center
A. January–April -16 weekly one hour early childhood classes
B. After school classes for grades K-8
$ 2,000
Lundstrum Center Winter/spring session of the conservatory program $ 2,000
SUMMER MUSIC PROGRAMS FOR KIDS:
Lundstrum Center Summer music theater program $ 2,000
University of Minnesota Summer Musical Theatre Workshop July 30-August 11 $ 2,000
Mill City Summer Opera “Opera For All…Opera Is Epic”
A. Summer Camps/Workshops – June 1-August 15 Lundstrum Center, Project Success, Cristo Rey High School
B. Opera Dress Rehearsal – between July 1- August 1
$ 3,000
Mixed Precipitation June & July Five weeks of workshops in partnership with Adventures in Cardboard $ 2,500
Lakes Area Music Festival, Brainerd Two Explore Music Day Camps in August -Grades 1-5 & 6-9 $ 2,000
TOTAL GRANTS-WINTER/SPRING/SUMMER 2018 $64,000