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Overture Program and Partnership with Flint Institute of Music

Sphinx Organization

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Enriching Lives Through Arts and Culture
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2011–July 31, 2012
  • Location Detroit, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

This renewal grant will provide continued support to the Sphinx Organization to offer a continuum of music instruction to underserved students in Flint, Michigan. The Sphinx Overture program, which introduces students to classical music and the violin, will expand to six Flint elementary schools. The program will provide students with free group violin lessons after school. Students from the program will be eligible for additional private lessons at the school from program instructors and for scholarships to take more advanced violin lessons and classes at the Flint Institute of Music at no cost. In addition, the Catalyst Quartet, a premier ensemble comprised of Sphinx competition alumni, will come to Flint for a residency. These experienced artists will provide master classes, lessons, and chamber music coaching to students and hold free public performances for the community.