Music Education

The St. Croix Valley Foundation is honored to announce the recipients of our most recent competitive grant program.  This fall, the St. Croix Valley Foundation awarded $33,589.30 to 19 schools in Wisconsin and Minnesota through its Music Education grants program.

Music Education grants are given annually, each December.  They are made possible by a donor whose gift established an endowment fund.  The donor, herself once a music teacher, wished to give the gift of music to students of all ages, from pre-school through high school.

School Name

Project Title

Grant Award

County

Siren School District

Siren Full Band Project

$5,000.00

Burnett

North Branch Area Middle School

Baritone Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, and Wind Chime Grant

$3,500.00

Chisago

Greenwood Elementary

Native Pride Dancers and workshop

$3,300.00

Pierce

Meyer Middle School

Meyer Middle School Band Commissioned Composer Connection

$2,300.00

Pierce

St. Francis School

Folk Tale and Orff Band Instruments

$872.00

Pierce

Rocky Branch Elementary School

Opera for the Young performance for Rocky Branch Elementary School

$835.00

Pierce

River Falls High School

Christmas in the Valley

$250.00

Pierce

Osceola Middle School

Marching Snares for Osceola Middle School

$2,248.00

Polk

Luck Public School

World Drumming

$1,947.90

Polk

Frederic Elementary School

Sonor Global Beat Metallophones

$1,315.00

Polk

Osceola Elementary School

Keyboards for All Kids

$803.76

Polk

Somerset Elementary School

Classroom Piano

$2,186.00

St. Croix

St. Croix Central Elementary School

A Season for Bells

$571.64

St. Croix

New Richmond High Shcool

VOCES8 Concert

$500.00

St. Croix

Pullman Elementary

Makin' Music Nashville Style

$3,500.00

Washington

St. Peter's Catholic School

Music Program Expansion

$1,325.00

Washington

River Grove Elementary

Start-up Supplies for New Music Program

$1,135.00

Washington

Salem Lutheran

Dollars For Drums

$1,000.00

Washington

Armstrong Elementary School

Beads on One String: Music Connects Us All

$1,000.00

Washington

Totals

$33,589.30

Goal

An anonymous donor established an endowed field of interest fund to enhance the quality of music education programs in area schools.

Eligibility

Public and private schools’ located in Washington and Chisago counties in Minnesota and Burnett, Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix Counties in Wisconsin are eligible. Nonprofit arts organizations cannot apply for a music education grant but can work with a school to apply. Applicants must have no outstanding final reports due to the SCVF.

Grant Range

Grants can range from $500 to $5,000. Proposals may be awarded partial funding.

Eligible Expenses

Grants must be used within one year from the date of the award. Grants can fund materials such as sheet music, instruments, and other items; guest artists and instructors; community outreach; concerts; composition; inter- or intra-school collaborations; and other expenses that contribute to music education. Funds may supplement, but not replace, schools’ music education budgets. Funds may not be used for scholarships for individuals, uniforms, staff salaries, or expenses already incurred by the applicant. Preference is given to hands-on vocal or musical activities over technological innovations.

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