PRJC Grant Applications Due March 1st
February 8, 2021 In: PRJC News, Sound Bits
The Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research is a division of the Institute for Music Leadership at the Eastman School of Music. The Center’s research and programming emphasizes the 21st Century evolution of the innovative ensemble, influenced by both the symphony orchestra and the chamber music traditions, with a focus on creative, artist-centered ensembles that reflect new models of artistic innovation, organizational relationships, and operational sustainability.
The Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research Grant provides funding for research and innovative projects. March 2021 Paul R. Judy Center Grant Funding will be reserved for Eastman students, alumni, faculty and staff, and the organizations they represent. Grants will range from $500-$2,000. Grant proposals for $2,000 or less are most likely to be funded, but in special circumstances, higher grant proposals will be considered.
2020-21 Funding Priorities:
Recent funded projects include:
- Jacqueline Cordova-Arrington ‘15E (DMA), Assistant Professor of Flute at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance, will use PRJC grant funding to support the launch of The Umoja Flute Institute (UFI) – a virtual summer series that offers educational workshops, performances, and professional development opportunities to flutists of African descent. She states, “Though many classical music organizations are beginning to put effort into addressing systemic racism and inaccessibility that their organizations harbor in our field, most are not centering racial justice as a pillar in their values; this is the primary focus of UFI.”
- Dalanie Harris ‘21E, a double bass performer in Pasadena, CA will use her grant to support the study for, and podcast publication of, a project titled “Black Music in a Racialized Society”, which explores the musical, cultural, racial, and political climates within the Black community in the late 1940s-2010s.
- Maggie Hinchliffe ‘20E (MM) is a pianist, collaborator and educator whose project “How It’s (Musically) Made” will feature poets, composers, and performers in all stages of the creative process and result in new poetry, new music, a podcast premiere, and a virtual concert that features diverse creators and performers.
- SOLI Chamber Ensemble – San Antonio, TX includes Carolyn True ‘91E (DMA) Professor of Piano at Trinity University. SOLI’s project, ((HERE)), is a community-focused commission for chamber ensemble, electronics, vocalist, and androgynous dancer. The ((HERE)) project will include a series of interactive workshops with young people, emerging writers, and developing composers: creating and shaping their own voices in the BIPOC experience guided by SOLI’s core artists.
For more information and to apply, CLICK HERE