Grant to Improve Access to Music and Music Education
The D’Addario Foundation offers Music Education Grants to US public schools and nonprofit organizations to promote high-quality, sustainable music instruction and improve student and community access to music and music education. The foundation gives preference to stringed, band, and percussion programs for underserved areas. It also supports a Music Education for Girls Initiative to address gender imbalance in the music industry. Among restrictions, the foundation does not accept requests for purchase of musical instruments. First-time applicants are required to send an initial Letter of Inquiry and must be invited to submit a full application. Approximately 200 grants of about $2,500 are awarded each year.
Deadlines: September 30 and March 31, annually, for applications; ongoing for Letters of Inquiry from first-time applicants
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in June.
The National Science Foundation STEM Guitar Project hosts free weeklong workshops for high school and college educators across the country. Mark French, Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology at Purdue University, had the idea to use guitars and music to spark interest in STEM.
“Coding, the Musical,“ by TechSpaghetti, is a freeinteractive app designed for iOS mobile devices that introduces children aged 4–8, specifically girls, to coding as they create characters and build musical story worlds.