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National Repertory Orchestra gets National Endowment for the Arts grant

The National Repertory Orchestra, under the direction of Carl Topilow, was one of 917 organizations around the country to receive an NEA Art Works grant in 2014
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National Endowment for the Arts chairwoman Jane Chu recently announced that the National Repertory Orchestra is one of 917 organizations around the country to receive an NEA Art Works grant this year. The $10,000 grant will be used to support the NRO’s professional-development program for young musicians.

“We welcome the news of this important grant not only for its monetary value but also because it is rewarding to see the work of the NRO recognized by the national arts community,” said Doug Adams, CEO of the NRO.

Each year, the NRO auditions more than 900 applicants and selects 88 to spend the summer in Breckenridge. During the eight-week season, the orchestra performs 18 concerts, giving the musicians invaluable, real-world experience with world-class conductors. Those activities also fulfill an important economic role in Summit County and enrich the quality of life for those who live in and visit the area.

“I’m pleased to be able to share the news of our support through Art Works, including the award (to) the National Repertory Orchestra,” Chu said. “The arts foster value, connection, creativity and innovation for the American people, and these recommended grants demonstrate those attributes and affirm that the arts are part of our everyday lives.”

Art Works grants support the creation of art, public engagement with art, lifelong learning in the arts and enhancement of the livability of communities through the arts. The NEA received 1,474 eligible applications under the Art Works category this year, requesting more than $75 million in funding. Of those applications, 917 have been recommended for grants for a total of $26.6 million.

For information on the NEA, visit http://www.arts.gov.

For information about the NRO, go to http://www.nromusic.com.


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