Matinee Musicale Cincinnati awarded $60,000 in grants to area music education and outreach programs. The funds came from a bequest from the Louise Dieterle Nippert Estate.
Grants focus on programs that teach music performance and appreciation to children and young adults. The recipients are:
- Winton Woods Educational Foundation, $16,300 for its Fostering Achievement in Music Education program. FAME assists the Winton Woods City School District with instruments for beginning students and funds private tutors for students showing aptitude.
- Price Hill Will, $13,000 to support MYCincinnati (Music for Youth in Cincinnati), a free youth orchestra for children.
- Peaslee Neighborhood Center, $13,000 for its program offering reduced-cost piano lessons for children and adults, its General Music and Mallet program for children under 5 and its African Drumming program for ages 10-15.
- Northern Kentucky School of Music of Immanuel United Methodist Church in Lakeside Park, $10,000 toward the purchase of a grand piano for its additional location in Burlington, Kentucky.
- Corryville Suzuki Project, $6,500 for its Saturday Ensemble and Music Theory Program and its summer camp.
- Chamber Music Network of Greater Cincinnati, $1,200 to support its Palooza! in the Park event (held Aug. 21 in Washington Park) and its Chamber Palooza celebration Sept. 3 at the Cincinnati Art Museum.