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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 August 1, 2013–July 31, 2014
  • 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. The Sphinx Overture program introduces students to classical music and basic violin instruction. The afterschool program will operate in all 12 Flint elementary schools during the 2013-14 school year. In addition, students from the program are eligible for group and private lessons at the Flint Institute of Music at no cost. An artist residency will bring accomplished Sphinx musicians to Flint for two different weeks that will include performances to introduce classical music and instruments to school groups, visits to Overture sessions, workshops, and a free concert held as part of the final Overture student recital.