Young Musicians Choral Orchestra

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
    $750,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    10/18/2016
  • Term
    36 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
Overview
Young Musicians Choral Orchestra is a nationally recognized East Bay youth program for low-income, underprivileged students of color, which provides a robust combination of musical training, academic reinforcement, and personal development. The no-cost program serves 70 students through an educational foundation in orchestra, jazz, and choral music. Students from the program matriculate into and excel at premiere conservatories and universities. In the last two years, 100 percent of its graduating seniors have continued on to post-secondary institutions. A renewal of the organization’s grant will allow for key operational support during its strategic planning period.
About the Grantee
Address
2020 Milvia Street, Suite 420
Berkeley, CA 94704
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
Young Musicians Choral Orchestra is a nationally recognized East Bay youth program for low-income, underprivileged students of color, which provides a robust combination of musical training, academic reinforcement, and personal development. The no-cost program serves 70 students through an educational foundation in orchestra, jazz, and choral music. Students from the program matriculate into and excel at premiere conservatories and universities. In the last two years, 100 percent of its graduating seniors have continued on to post-secondary institutions. A renewal of the organization’s grant will allow for key operational support during its strategic planning period.
for general operating support  
Young Musicians Choral Orchestra (YMCO) is a nationally recognized orchestral, jazz and choral music training program for low-income youth of color. Paired with academic coaching, students from the program matriculate into and excel at the premiere conservatories and universities in the United States. YMCO has taken a bold path during the past two years, becoming a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization independent from UC Berkeley, where the program was incubated. Renewed support for YMCO would provide the opportunity for the organization to maintain its programming and to engage in strategic and financial planning.
for general operating support  
Young Musicians Choral Orchestra (YMCO) is a nationally recognized youth program for low-income students of color, with a stellar academic achievement record and musical training at its core. Through an educational foundation in orchestra, jazz, and choral, students from the program matriculate into and excel at the premiere conservatories and universities in the United States. YMCO has taken a bold path during the past two years, becoming a nonprofit organization independent from UC Berkeley, where the program was incubated. Through the transition, YMCO has maintained its zero-tuition policy, the excellence of its faculty, and the artistic and academic distinction of its seventy students. Continued support for YMCO would provide for deepened administrative capacity, and improve on already high standards of academic excellence and implementation of key components of a new strategic planning effort.

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