Gregory Roy and Ian Nie, Turtle Creek Chamber Orchestra
Date grant awarded: April 27, 2016
Turtle Creek Chamber Orchestra was founded by educators and musicians who care deeply for the future of music and education in our society. With many school systems cutting art & music programs, TCCO’s mission is to fill the gap by continuing to inspire and educate young people to the joys of classical music. Their 4 day Summer Music Strings Camp provides students from all socio-economic and racial backgrounds a window of learning opportunity that is not available in the summertime. Their Beloit, WI base, TCCO’s summer strings camp offers students more individualized teaching/training covering music, rhythm, scoring, bowing, intonation, along with teamwork since the camp ends with the children performing a public concert.