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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 $120,000
  • Grant Period September 1, 2015–August 31, 2016
  • 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 serve all Flint public elementary schools. The program will provide students with free group violin lessons after school. Through a partnership with the Flint Institute of Music, students from the program will be eligible for additional private lessons and more advanced violin lessons and classes at no cost. In addition, Overture students and their families have access to a range of other cultural experiences and enrichment activities including artist-in-residence workshops and performances as well as tickets for the Flint Symphony Orchestra, Flint Youth Symphony, and select shows at The Whiting.