2024 Grant Panelist Nomination
Chorus America invites diverse members of the music education and broader community with varied experiences and expertise to participate in the 2024 review for our 2 project grant programs for organizations: Music Education Partnerships or Commissions.
Music Education Partnership Grants will fund projects that aim to:
- Increase access to singing-based music education for students from historically marginalized communities,
- Promote cross-cultural learning and exchange,
- Uphold the principles of access, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- And serve students in the grant’s 4 regions of investment: British Columbia/Northwest, Central Appalachia, Southwest US, and the Upper Midwest
The Dale Warland Singers Commission Grants will fund US and Canada-based projects that aim to:
- Share artistically meaningful work with communities, and
- Support mutually beneficial collaborations between choruses and composers.
BIPOC/People of the Global Majority are strongly encouraged to serve as a grants panelist.
Panelists will participate in 1 or 2 review process phases, which will include:
- Phase 1 (All panelists - Commission & Music Ed):
- An Orientation & Implicit Bias Training 2 hours
- Scoring assigned applications Anticipate 15-25 hours over 5 weeks
- Attend one Finalist discussion 3 hours
- Phase 2 (Music Ed ONLY):
- A Learning Session Training 2 hours
- Participation in up to 10 virtual learning sessions with grant finalists (to be scheduled for 1 or 2 consecutive days). 6-12 hours
The total time commitment estimates for each phase are included above for informative purposes, though note that is an estimate and highly dependent on the number of applications received.
- An honorarium of $400 will be extended to Commission panelists participating in Phase 1 only.
- An honorarium of $1,250 will be extended to Music Ed panelists participating in Phase 1 and 2 of the review process.