For Immediate Release
Contact: Victoria Lanier
Phone: (818) 433-7600
Thank you to the National Endowment for the Arts for their generous grant to Education Through Music-Los Angeles!
Los Angeles, CA – We are excited to announce that Education Through Music-Los Angeles has received a $35,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support weekly, year-long music instruction for students in Los Angeles Public Schools. National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. The Art Works category is the NEA’s largest funding category and supports projects that focus on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and/or the strengthening of communities through the arts.
“The variety and quality of these projects speaks to the wealth of creativity and diversity in our country,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “Through the work of organizations such as Education Through Music-Los Angeles, NEA funding invests in local communities, helping people celebrate the arts wherever they are.”
Victoria Lanier, Executive Director of Education Through Music-Los Angeles shared, “We are extremely grateful to NEA for their support and partnership to ensure that inner-city Los Angeles children continue to receive quality in-school music education and artistic opportunities they would not otherwise have. The positive impact of music education on our students transcends the walls of the music rooms into their entire communities.”
In its 12th year, Education Through Music-Los Angeles has provided hundreds of thousands of low-income students with yearlong, sequential music education. Programmatic activities include establishing school-wide standards-based music instruction for all students, providing ongoing mentorship and training for music teachers, implementing professional development for academic teachers and support for principals/districts, and producing student- and community-based events and artist visits throughout the year.