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SSMA increased our Symphoria sponsorship to $19,000 for the 22-23 season.

These funds underwrote the Holiday Pops concerts in December, the Casual concert in March, and the 3 concert Kids Series. 

23 in '23
The SSMA awarded funds totaling $56,200

to these 23 Central New York music organizations for 2023.
The largest to date, SSMA is proud of its over $75,000 in support.

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SSMA Grants Support Music Education

  • CNY Jazz Arts Foundation

    • Training and mentoring youth in a pre-professional apprenticeship

  • Symphoria Youth Orchestra

    • Tuition assistance for student musicians with financial need

  • Syracuse Children’s Theatre

    • Tuition assistance for students in foster care and from low-income families

  • Symphoria Artists in Residence for 3rd Grade Literacy

    • Help 3rd graders transition from “learning to read” to “reading to learn.” In- school curriculum with the Symphoria String Quartet includes introduction to instrument lessons

  • Brady Faith Center

    • Summer music lessons in singing and drumming for urban children and youth

  • Society for New Music

    • Development of student composers thru the Rising Stars Concert, the Composers in the Schools, and the Young Composers Corner

Application Process
for Organizations

Coming soon, information for the 2024 grants.
Applications will be due January 15, 2024.
All 2023 grant recipients organizations must complete
the grant report form attached here.

2023 Grant

Report Form

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