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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 $110,000
  • Grant Period September 1, 2018–August 31, 2019
  • Location Detroit, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

This renewal grant will provide 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 violin, serves all Flint public elementary schools. In partnership with YouthQuest, the program will provide students with free, afterschool group violin lessons. Music education supports cognitive stimulation and learning, and literacy skill development. Through a partnership with the Flint Institute of Music, students from the program will be eligible for more advanced violin lessons and classes at no cost. In addition, Sphinx Overture students and their families have access to a range of other cultural experiences and enrichment activities including artist in residence workshops and performances.