El Sistema USA Awards Thirteen PRESTO Grants

Thirteen U.S. El Sistema-inspired programs have been accepted (after a competitive application
process) into El Sistema USA’s PRESTO grant program, which provides group learning, mentorship, and funding to programs in their first five years.  Funded with one million dollars over three years from the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, the inaugural cohort includes: Accent Pontiac (Bloomfield Hills, MI), Buffalo String Works (Buffalo, NY), Trenton Music Makers (Trenton, NJ), Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (Charlotte, NC), ComMUSICation (St. Paul, MN), Empire State Youth Orchestra (Schenectady, NY), Harmony Project KC (Kansas City, MO), Harmony Project Tulsa (Tulsa, OK), Make Music NOLA (New Orleans, LA), Project Music (Stamford, CT), Riverside Arts Academy (Riverside, CA), Salty Cricket Composers Collective (Salt Lake City, UT), and WHIN Music Community Charter School (New York, NY), which is a Sistema-centric whole school model.

Date Published: 31 August 2018

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